Authentic Ethiopia Tours
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TRIP CODE: SMTP
TRIP LENGTH: 16 Days/15 Nights
DEPARTURE DATES:Oct-Apr
DESTINATIONS: Semen Mountain N. Park with Historic route of Ethiopia
ACTIVITIES: Round trip trekking
MODE OF TRAVEL: Flight & Trekking
TOUR OPERATOR: Authentic Ethiopia Tours

DAY-01. ARRIVAL AND GONDER

Arrive in Addis Ababa and after taking a rest fly to Gonder. O/N. Hotel

DAY-02. ROYAL COMPOUND AND SEMEN PARK

A.M. visit Royal enclosure and Debre Birhan selassie Church P.M. Head to Semen mountain national park/Sankaber. O/N. Camping/Lodge.

DAY-03. SANKABER/GEECH(3600) (approx 6-8 hours)

Trek Sankaber to Geech via Geech Abyss. On the way visit Jimbahir Fall. O/N. Camping.

DAY-04. IN GEECH(approx 3-5 hours)

Acclimatization tour at Geech to different view points including Imetgogo, Saha and Kedadit. O/N.Camping

DAY-05. TREK TO CHENEK(approx 7-9 hours)

Trek Geech to Chenek, enjoy with the surrounding scenery. Spot the two endemics-Gelada Baboon and Walia Ibex. O/N. Camping. (approx 8-9 hrs)

DAY-06. CHENEK TO AMBIKWO

Trek to Ambikwo through Giant Lobelia trees(endemic) to Chenek. Spot an endemic Walia Ibex. O/N. Camping

DAY-07. SUMMIT TO RAS DASHEN(approx 8-10 hrs)

Climb the Summit of Ras Dashen(4620m), the highest mountain in Ethiopia. Trek back. O/N. Ambikwo

DAY-08. AMBIKWO TO SONA(approx 8-10 hrs)

Trek to Sona via the farm land of highland area. We make camp on the edge of the plateau, looking across the Gorge to the spectacular cliffs of imetgogo and other summits. O/N. Camping.

DAY-09. SONA TO MEKAREBIA(approx 5-6 hrs)

Trek to Mekarebia through the lowland are to the more rugged Ansiya River. Looking at the back to the escarpment you will see where you have been for the last few days. O/M. Camping.

DAY-10. MEKAREBIA TO HAWAZA(approx 4-5 hrs)

The day is filled with plenty of opportunities to interact with locals and learn a little about their lifestyles. O/N. Camping.

DAY-11. HAWAZA TO ADI ARKAY

It is only 2 hours down hill to the main Gonder-Axum road. Meet the vehicles and drive to Axum. O/N. Hotel

DAY-12. AXUM

Site seeing tour of Axum including, Axum archaeological Museum, St. Mary of Zion, Axum Stella field, tombs and palaces of different kings, the Bathing Pool and the palace of Queen Sheba,and Inscription of Ezana. O/N. Hotel

DAY-13. FLY AXUM TO LALIBELA

Fly to Lalibela. Visit the 11 rock hewn churches grouped under three. O/N. Hotel

DAY-14. LALIBELA TO BAHIR DAR

Take a flight to Bahir Dar. City tour of the city including Bezawit hill and Market place. O/N. Hotel

DAY-15. BAHIR DAR

On board the boat for the visit of Island Monasteried and churchs, the outlet of Bleu Nile River from the Lake. P.M. Drive to see the Majestic Blue Nile Fall. O/N. Hotel

DAY-16. DEPARTURE

Fly to Addis Ababa, city tour and departure.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2009 14:16
 

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