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Highlands of Ethiopia

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 16 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Cultural Journey  
Season: October - March
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2990 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2990 US Dollar (USD)

Ethiopia has a fascinating history and is home to many unknown treasures and majestic landscapes. The Simien Mountains of Ethiopia offer superb wilderness trekking with stunning scenery, dramatic cliffs and escarpments and the chance to spot unique wildlife such as the Walia Ibex and Gelada Baboon. On our specially designed itinerary we steadily ascend the escarpment trails to the upper flanks of the Simien Mountains.

Establishing our campsites on the volcanic plateau our sense of isolation is complete. The thin cool air is punctuated with the calls of rare wildlife, while below the forested gorges merge with the undulating farming lands that stretch across the vast catchment of the Blue Nile. We combine this exceptional trek with a journey across a land dotted with rock-hewn churches, medieval castles and ancient obelisks reflecting a culture dating back over 3000 years.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Join Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Fly to Bahir Dar, visit Blue Nile Falls and island monastery.

Day 3: Drive to Gondar.

Day 4: Commence trek in Simien Mountains National Park.

Days 5-8: Gradually ascend escarpment gaining panoramic views en route to the base of Ras Dashen.

Day 9: Ascend Ras Dashen (4563 m).

Days 10-12: Continue trek through farming villages.

Day 13: Complete trek, return to Gondar.

Day 14: Fly to Lalibela in morning, afternoon visit churches.

Day 15: Fly to Addis Ababa where trip concludes.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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