1 Day Trip

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Simien Mountains National Park Trekking Map

 

We offer 3 kinds of itineraries for one day trip.
Option1: Gondar to Buit Ras (3,260m) by car/ trekking from Buit Ras toChilkuwanit
Option2: Gondar to Sankaber camp (3,250m) by car/ trekking from Sankaber camp to Jinba waterfall
Option3: Gondar to Chenneck camp (3,620m) by car/ making a round trek

Included:

  • Car to and from Gondar
  • Guide
  • Scout
  • Park entrance fee
  • Bottled mineral water

Option1: Gondar to Buit Ras (3,260m) via Debark by car/ trekking from Buit Ras to Chilkuwanit

We will meet you in the morning at Gondar Airport or your hotel in Gondar. Drive from Gondar to Debark, which is the headquarter town for the national park. We will stop here to get a permission to enter to the park and meet the scout. We will have tea and coffee break and visit the local market if we have time. The local market is open every day, and every Wednesday and Saturday is the big market day. From Debark town, we will drive to the park gate, which is about 16km from the town. Then, we are heading about 6km to Buit Ras, the first area of the national park. From Buit Ras, we will trek for about 3, 4 hours to Chilkuwanit which is one of the most beautiful viewpoints. This area offers stunning views over the escarpment dropping vertically. You will most certainly encounter troops of the endemic Gelada Baboons and see them up-close. You may also see common jackal, klipspringer and more. There are a lot of birds such as Thickbilled Raven, Augar Buzard, Black Kites, Lammergayer and different plant species such as Abyssinian Rose, Erica Arboria tree, Ephorbia Species, St. Johns Worttree(Hypercumrevoltum) and so on. Our car will pick you up at Chilkuwanit and drive to Gondar or Axsum.

Option 2: Gondar to Sankaber camp (3,250m) via Debark / trekking from Sankaber camp to Jinba waterfall

We will meet you in the morning at Gondar Airport or your hotel in Gondar. Drive from Gondar to Debark, which is the headquarter town for the national park. We will stop here to get a permission to enter to the park and meet the scout. We will have tea and coffee break and visit the local market if we have time. The local market is open every  day, and every  Wednesday and Saturday is the big market day. From Debark town, we will drive to the park gate, which is about 16km  from the town. Then, we are heading about 10km  to Sankaber camp, which is the first camping site in the national park. From Sankaber camp, we will trek for about 3 hours. You will trek along the edge with stunning views over the foothills 800m below. The trail passes most vegetated area in the park through low bush of Giant Heather, Abyssinian Rose, Oliveria and Globe Thistle. You will most certainly encounter troops of the endemic gelada baboons and see them up-close. You may  also see Klipspringer, bushbuck, rockhyrax in the steep rocky and wooded slopes. Leopards live around here and you may  have chance to spot leopard. The highlight of the trek is Jinba waterfalls, an incredible 500m sheer drop, the longest fall in Ethiopia. From the viewpoint opposite, you will see the different voltures such as Griffen Volture, Hooded Volture, Whitebacked Volture, Lappet-faced vulture and Lammergayer along the cliff. Lammergayer is one of the biggest bird prey  in the world  and feeds bone marrow. This area is best place for lammergayer to break the bone. This area is also good to see different small birds such as one of the Ethiopian endemic bird- Abysinian Catbird. After the sightseeing, we get back to the main road (the place called  Kavamesk) where the car stops to drive us to Gondar or Axsum.

Option 3: Gondar to Chenneck camp (3,620m) by car/ making a round trek

We will meet you in the morning at Gondar Airport or your hotel in Gondar. Drive from Gondar to Debark, which is the headquarter town for the national park. We will stop here to get a permission to enter to the park and meet the scout. We will have tea and coffee break and visit the local market if we have time. The local market is open every  day, and every  Wednesday and Saturday is the big market day. From Debark town, we will drive to the park gate, which is about 16km  from the town. Then, we will head to Chenneck camp, which is located 58km  from Debark town and is located in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Mt. Bwahit (4,430m). Along the way we will drive pass Buit Ras and Sankaber camp, and stop to see Jinba waterfall, an incredible 500m sheer drop, the longest fall in Ethiopia. From the viewpoint opposite, you will see the different voltures such as Griffen Volture, Hooded Volture, Whitebacked Volture, Lapped-faced vulture and Lammergayer along the cliff. Lammergayer is one of the biggest bird prey  in the world  and feeds bone marrow. This area is best place for lammergayer to break the bone. This area is also good to see different small birds such as one of the Ethiopian endemic bird- Abysinian Catbird. After we arrive at Chenneck camp, we will make a round trek. The path follows through the escarpment and you will enjoy  the view of Mt. Emet Gogo. As long as time allows, we will climb up around the altitude of 4,000m. On the way, you may  see Walia Ibex and Ethiopian wolf. You will also see many different birds such as vultures and small birds, and different plant species such as evergreen and high elevation plant Lobelia that grow above 3,600masl, everlasting flower,  Erica Arboria tree, St. Johns Worttree (Hypercumrevoltum) and Festuca grass.

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