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TST 3003
Semin Mountains Trekking
Passing through Enatiye View point, then go to Ambiqua through Buhait Pass, continue to....
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Title:Semin Mountains Trekking(Long Trip)

Tour Code:TST 3003

Duration : 11 NIGHTS AND 12 DAYS

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This tour covers both the highland and low land massifs of the Semien Mountains. Flight to Gonder will take you to the 17thc Capital of Ethiopia -GONDER. You will explore the castle compound and Debrebirhan Selassie church (The only surviving church from the Mehadist s' devastating attack.) while at the same time acclimatizing your self for the altitude of the mountains. On the first day you will drive to Sankaber (3200 m), then trek to Gich via Jinbar fall, then an excursion to a view point of Imetgogo, Saha and Kedadit .

Chenek will be the next trekking destination ion (3600 m) passing through Enatiye View point, then go to Ambiqua through Buhait Pass, continue to Ras Dashen Summit and Arko Azye. Now your trekking is passing to the lowlands of the mountain. If you a retired, you can drop here and drive direct to Gonder . The first of the low lands will be Lamo/ Mekarebia followed by Hwaza , and then you end your trekking at Adi Arkai. At this point, you can decide to drive to either Gonder or Axum.

Remark

If you continue to Axum, you can take the option of visiting the city and Tigray churches if you like. This tour is one among the challenging programs but it is highly rewarding in its magnificent scenery and for those who have great interest in real trekking. However, it demands physical strength, good health condition with some trekking, high altitude experience. The trekking can be done both by mule and on foot.


 
Itinerary

Day 01)

Arrive in Addis Ababa, meet our staff and get transferred to the hotel

Overnight: Jupiter International Hotel

Day 02)

Fly to Gondar and tour Gondar town which includes the visit of the Royal Enclosure with its magnificent castles dated from the 17th and 18th century (world heritage site), the bath of king Fasiledes, and  the remarkable church of Debrebrihan Selassie with its breathtaking 17th century wall and ceiling paintings.

Overnight: Goha Hotel

Day 03)

Drive from Gondar via Debark to the Semien Mountains National Park up to Sankaber; acclimatization and preparation for trekking, and then walk to the surrounding escarpment and viewpoints of Sankaber.

Overnight: Camping

Day 04)

Trek from Sankaber via Jinbar Falls and Geech village to Geech. En-route you have chance to see one of the endemic animals of the park; the bleeding heart baboon or Gelada baboon.

Overnight: Camping

Day 05)

Proceed trekking via Imetgogo (3926mts), Saha gorge and Kedadit to Geech camping site. It’s in this camping site where you are going to spend the night.

Overnight: Camping

Day 06)

Continue via Geech and passing by Inatiye and Kurbet Metaya to Chenek.

Overnight: Camping

Day 07)

Trek from Chenek via Bwahit (4430m) to Ambiqwa. En-route from Chenek to Buwahit (4430m) you will have a chance to spot the endemic Walia Ibex in the craggy ledges of Semien Mountains.

Overnight: Camping

Day 08)

Trek from Arkwasiye, via Beroch Wuha (4272m) to Sona.

Overnight: Camping

Day 09)

Trek from Sona via Silki (4420m) to Mekarebya.

Overnight: Camping

Day 10)

Trek from Mekarebya to Mulite.

Overnight: Camping

Day 11)

Trek from Mulite down to Adi Arkay where you meet the vehicle to drive back to Gondar.

Overnight: Goha Hotel

Day 12)

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. In getting there, go shopping tour in the city and in the evening, you are invited farewell dinner in one of the best cultural restaurant in the capital. Then, transfer to airport for your departure flight.

 
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