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Semen Mountain 16 Days/15 Nights Trekking

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 10 people
Destination(s): Ethiopia  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Sightseeing  
Season: October - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 800 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival & Gonder. Arrive in Addis Ababa and after taking a rest fly to Gonder. O/N. Hotel.

Day 2: Royal Compound & 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 3: Sankaber / Geech (approx 6-8 hours). Trek Sankaber to Geech via Geech Abyss. On the way visit Jimbahir Fall. O/N. Camping.

Day 4: Geech(approx 3-5 hours). Acclimatization tour at Geech to different view points including Imetgogo, Saha and Kedadit. O/N.Camping.

Day 5: 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 6: Chenek / Ambikwo. Trek to Ambikwo through Giant Lobelia trees(endemic) to Chenek. Spot an endemic Walia Ibex. O/N. Camping.

Day 7: Summit / Ras Dashen(approx 8-10 hrs). Climb the Summit of Ras Dashen(4620m), the highest mountain in Ethiopia. Trek back. O/N. Ambikwo.

Day 8: Ambikwo / 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 9: Sona / 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 / 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 / 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 / Lalibela. Fly to Lalibela. Visit the 11 rock hewn churches grouped under three. O/N. Hotel.

Day 14: Lalibela / 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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.