3 Days Simien Mountain Trekking

Day1: Proceed driving to Sankaber

Depart Gondar immediately after arrival, and drive to Sankaber via Debark where the park’s entrance fee is paid, and obligatory staff are met. You will be dropped of at Buyit Ras for a 3-4 hours hike to Sankaber by which you will pass close to the escarpment edge. Nearing Sankaber, you will have beautiful views on both sides of the escarpment ridge and where you will likely see the endemic Gelada baboons. Here, the driver will back to Gondar until the last day you finish the hiking.

Day 2: Trek from Sankaber (3,250m) to Geech (3,600m): 5 – 6 hours

The trek starts with a gentle stroll through the Erica heather that hangs on white lichen and mosses, resembling an old man’s white beard. Along the route keep an eye open to spot the elusive and elegant klipspringer. After 2-3 hours, you will reach the viewpoint where you encounter the seasonal and impressive Jinbar waterfall. From there, you climb fairly steeply for an hour to reach the Jinbar valley and head down to the Jinbar River at 3,190m. Have a picnic lunch in these majestic surroundings. On the way, keep an eye open for the rare and graceful lammergeyer, soaring in search of food. After a brief rest at the river ascend gradually on an undulating trail for 2-3 hours to the village of Gich - dotted by the traditional round thatched huts and home to the Muslim community. After the village, the trail then winds its way into the moorland where visitors will experience the highland flora of giant lobelia as you arrive at Gich camp.


3 Days / 2 Nights

Price Includes:

  • Transportation back and forth
  • professional guide
  • scout
  • cook & cooking materials
  • mule(s) & mule handler
  • tent, sleeping bags & mattresses/Dormitory community lodge
  • all park entrance fees
  • meal full board & bottled mineral water
  • Government tax

Price Exclude:

  • Alcohol and tips

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Contact Information

Please feel free to reach us using the following address. We are happy and glad to answer all your questions.
Phone: +251 946 460 146, Email: tour@danakildepression.org, mickeymitiku@gmail.com 
Gondar, Ethiopia P. O. Box 1021