Zest Ethiopia Tours | Trek at Chees pieces of Gods (Simien Mountains)
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Trek at Chees pieces of Gods (Simien Mountains)

Tour Overview

Attraction includes: History, archaeology, religion, scenery, wildlife, trekking
Best visiting time: end September to mid-June

Trip duration: 14 days

Transportation: Flight and Surface drive

Ethiopia has to be one of the most exciting countries in Africa, a nation that is overflowing with history and culture yet quietly keeps its charms to itself, devoid of the visitors one might expect.

 

This tour explores Ethiopia’s historic northern region, a land of ancient monasteries and castles where tradition rules. Starting off in Addis Ababa, we explore its many sites before flying to one of the jewels of the country

 

Daily scheduled Ethiopian Airlines flights on Bombard aircraft make these cities conveniently accessible. Excursions to be taken in a variety of directions from each destination only serve to enhance the historic, mystical allure.

Places of interest:

  • Spectacular scenery in the “Grand Canyon of Africa”
  • Endemic wildlife: walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf, gelada baboon
  • Many species of birds, especially birds of prey
  • All sites to be enjoyed as on the Northern Historical Route
  • Opportunity to support conservation projects involving communities

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 – arrive Addis; city tour
 
Day 02 – fly to Axum; visit stele field; tombs of Kings; Queen of Sheba’s baths; Church near where Ark of the Covenant is kept; archaeological museum
 
Day 03 – fly to Lalibela; visit 11 rock-hewn churches from the 12th century
 
Day 04 – fly to Gondar; visit 17th century castles & baths of Kings; Church
 
Day 05 – drive to Sankaber in Simien Nat. Park; trek for acclimatization
 
Day 06 – trek to Geech
 
Day 07 – trek to Seha Gorge; to Imitgogo peak; to Enateye Plain & Chenek
 
Day 08 – trek to Ambiko
 
Day 09 – trek to Ras Dashen (highest peak in Ethiopia 4620m); to Ambiko
 
Day 10 – trek to Chenek
 
Day 11 – trek to meet car; drive to Gondar
 
Day 12 – fly to Bahir Dar; boat trip on Lake Tana to visit monasteries
 
Day 13 – drive & hike to Blue Nile Falls; fly to Addis; cultural evening out
 
Day 14 – departure

 

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