General services

We can tailor any tour to meet your needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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We are committed to provide our clients with all the necessary services in places where they choose to go.

    We mainly provide services:

  • Hotel reservationss
  • Cars to and from air ports and surface transports for those who want to drive across the natural and historical sites
  • Trekking Tour Packages
    -Guides
    -Professional cooks and cooking ingredients
    -Camping tools: tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags (we recommend to get yours if you can)
    -Tables and chairs for a trek in the mountains
    -Riding and pack animals while you are trekking
    -Mule keepers and so on.

  • Flight bookings ( international and Domestic flights)
  • Nature Tours (trekking and day excursion in Simien Mountains N. park and other parks)
  • Historical Tours ( Old castles, unique churches, and steals)
  • Cultural Tours ( Tribes in the Omo valley, events and festivals)
  • Birding Tours (Endemic birds along the rift valley lakes, in the Bale and Simien Mountains)

                                     Trek grades

●2-3 days of trekking: leisurely

●4-5 days of trekking: classic

●6-7 days of trekking: moderate

●8-10 days of trekking; challenging

●10-12 days and more: tough 

We provide detail itineraries to the level of trek that you want to choose above TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE PRICES even though we have put some sample itineraries bellow. 

                                            Sample Itineraries

We have discovered and designed a new trekking route that has never been touched by tourists that stretches from DibBahir to Duhara (the village just bellow Chenck camp). The people in this area are not used to tourists; therefore, you will have the chance to test the exact Ethiopian hospitality and culture.

Here is the skeleton itinerary of this untouched place with estimated distance bellows. A very detailed particular itinerary of this place will be given on request

Day1:- Drive from Gondar to DbiBahir and trek to Sugug (10-15km hiking)
Day2:- Trek from Sugug to Kerneja, 25km
Day3:- Trek from Kerneja to Adarmaz, 20-22km
Day4:-Trek from Adarmaz to China, 18-20km
Day5:-Trek from China to Muchlia, 30 km
Day6:-Trek from Muchlia to Ambaber, 25km
Day7:-Trek from Ambaber to Dirni, 25km
Day8:-trek from Dirni to Duhara, 25-27km
Day9:- Trek Duhara to Chenck and drive to Gondar, 15km of trek

Two days trek

Day 1, - From Gondar to Geech via Debark and Sankaber.

On your arrival in Gondar, you will be met by a guide together with a driver and transferred to a hotel (if you prefer to stay in Gondar) or driven to Debark, get permission from the NP headquarter and everything will wait for you in order.

Debark (where the HQ is situated) is the access to the park and Gondar is situated 100 km from Debark and 136 km from Sankaber, the first camp site in the park. As soon as you arrive in Sankaber, you will walk to Geech. En-route going to Geech camp, you will encounter a troop of Gelada Baboon, klipspringer and some type of birds. When you meet the baboons, you need make a short stop and watch at them since they are very interesting animals to see.

Once you descend down the Jinbar Wenz (which feeds the waterfall) a short ascent remains to Geech village. In this area cultivation is done in a tow-year cycle. Just above Geech village there is a camp site. The camp site offers great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant Lobelia plants. It is situated at the altitude of 3600m.

Meal: B, L&D

Accommodation: tent
Total time 4-6 hrs

Distance: 12.5km

Day 2, Geech to Aynameda and drive back to Gondar

On this day you start around eight in the morning (after breakfast) and walk to Aynameda via Imetgogo. The trek from Geech to Aynameda covers approximately 10-11 kilometers. The first part of the trek (from the camp to Imetgogo) is reasonably gently but, after Imetgogo you begin to walk down to the valley where the Ginbar River starts. From there, you will ascend and do some gradual walk to the road where the driver waits for you to take you to Gondar in the same day in the afternoon.

Meal: B&L

Accommodation: in Gondar

Time: 4-5hrs                       

Distance: 10-11km of trek

                                                               Three days trek

Day 1, -:  Gondar (2300m) to Sankaber (3250m) (the first camp site in the park) via Debark

On your arrival in Gondar, you will be met by a guide together with a driver and transferred to a hotel (if you prefer to stay in Gondar) or driven to Debark, get permission from the NP headquarter and everything will wait for you in order.

Debark (where the HQ is situated) is the access to the park and Gondar is situated 100 km from Debark and 136 km from Sankaber, the first camp site in the park. As soon as we just passed the Lodge, you will get off from the car and do 2-3hrs of walk to get acclimatize with the altitude and the stuff will drive directly to the camp and set up tents and other things for you. On the way going, you will encounter a troop of Gelada Baboon and birds such as Lamer Gayer.  Over night: Sankaber camp.

Time: 5-6hrs including the drive

Distance:-7-8km for 2-3 hrs of walk & 122 km for the drive from Gondar

Accommodation: tent

Meals: L&D

Day 2-: Sankaber 3250m-Geeck 3600m

In the morning, you will walk to Geech past a waterfall. , make sure you will not forget any fragile stuff in your bag since the mule men do not know whether it is fragile or not when they are loading it on a mule back. Or give it out for us and we will manage to handle it. All your valuable items shall always be with you. You will see some wild lives, such as Gelada Baboon. Once we descend down the Jinbar Wenz/river (which feeds the waterfall and where you will eat your pack lunch) a short ascent remains to Geech village. En-route going to Geech, you will encounter a troop of Gelada Baboon, klipspringer and some type of birds. When you meet the baboons, you need to make a short stop and watch at them since they are very interesting animals to see. In this area cultivation is done in a tow-year cycle. Just above Geech village there is a camp site. The camp site offers great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant Lobelia plants. It is situated at the altitude of 3600m. On your way going to the camp site, you can take the chance to stop at Geech village to take part in coffee ceremony and you will be able to get some experience how life is going in such remote areas of the country. The temperature can be very cold in the night, therefore, please make sure you will bring a four season sleeping bag for this trip. Overnight, Geech camp
Total time 5-7 hrs

Distance: 12.5km

Accommodation: tents

Meals: B, L&D

Day 3-: Geech to Aynameda and drive back to Gondar

On this day you start around eight in the morning (after breakfast) and walk to Aynameda via Imetgogo (3926mabl). This plateau is the home of Giant Lobelia and there is a huge heather forest beneath the camp site and you will cross it when you go to Aynameda, where you will meet the driver.  The trek from Geech to Aynameda covers approximately 10-11 kilometers. The first part of the trek (from the camp to Imetgogo) is reasonably gently but, after Imetgogo you begin to walk down to the valley where the Ginbar River starts. From there, you will ascend and do some gradual walk to the road where the driver waits for you to take you to Gondar in the afternoon.

Time: 4-5hrs

Distance: walking distance, 10-11km: driving distance, 140km

Accommodation: back in Gondar

Meals: B&L

Four days trek 

Day 1, -:  Gondar (2300m) to Sankaber (3250m) (the first camp site in the park) via Debark

On your arrival in Gondar, you will be met by a guide together with a driver and transferred to a hotel (if you prefer to stay in Gondar) or driven to Debark, get permission from the NP headquarter and everything will wait for you in order.

Debark (where the HQ is situated) is the access to the park and Gondar is situated 100 km from Debark and 136 km from Sankaber, the first camp site in the park. As soon as we just passed the Lodge, you will get off from the car and do 2-3hrs of walk to get acclimatize with the altitude and the stuff will drive directly to the camp and set up tents and other things for you. On the way going, you will encounter a troop of Gelada Baboon and birds such as Lammer Gayer.  Over night: Sankaber camp.

Time: 5-6hrs including the drive

Distance:-7-8km for 2-3 hrs of walk & 122 km for the drive from Gondar

Accommodation: tent

Meals: L&D

Day 2-: Sankaber 3250m-Geeck 3600m

In the morning, you will walk to Geech past a waterfall. , make sure you will not forget any fragile stuff in your bag since the mule men do not know whether it is fragile or not when they are loading it on a mule back. Or give it out for us and we will manage to handle it. All your valuable items shall always be with you. You will see some wild lives, such as Gelada Baboon. Once we descend down the Jinbar Wenz/river (which feeds the waterfall and where you will eat your pack lunch) a short ascent remains to Geech village. En-route going to Geech, you will encounter a troop of Gelada Baboon, klipspringer and some type of birds. When you meet the baboons, you need to make a short stop and watch at them since they are very interesting animals to see. In this area cultivation is done in a tow-year cycle. Just above Geech village there is a camp site. The camp site offers great views of the mountains and is characterized by giant Lobelia plants. It is situated at the altitude of 3600m. On your way going to the camp site, you can take the chance to stop at Geech village to take part in coffee ceremony and you will be able to get some experience how life is going in such remote areas of the country. The temperature can be very cold in the night, therefore, please make sure you will bring a four season sleeping bag for this trip. Overnight, Geech camp
Total time 5-7 hrs

Distance: 12.5km

Accommodation: tents

Meals: B, L&D

Day3, Geech to Chenck

On this day you start around eight in the morning (after breakfast) and walk to Chenek via Imetgogo (3926m) and Enateye (4070m).  We mostly recommend our clients to have their lunch on the top of Enataye because it is one of the most dramatic viewing points in the whole area. You shall escape if it is windy and fogy. It is mostly downhill all the way from the lunch spot to Chenck but five minutes gradual uphill remains just after Korbet Metayata to the camp.  The trek from Geech to Chenek covers approximately sixteen kilometers following a path along the escarpment edge. Chenek camp site is located in a beautiful valley at the foot of Bwahit peak, at the altitude of 3680m. En-route, you might be able to see some of the endemic wild lives such as walia Ibex, Gelada Baboon and Ethiopian wolf if you are very lucky

Time: 5-6hrs

Distance: 13.5 km

Accommodation: tent

Meal: B, L&D

 Day4, walk around Chenck and drive back to Gondar

Today, you will wake up in the morning to meet the walia Ibexes so as to photograph (if you are interested) and the scenery is wonderful with morning lights, therefore, it will be an additional to your camera. Besides, this area hosts the rare Ethiopian wolf that feeds on the small mammals and rodents such as mice. So, it will be wonderful if you are lucky to see this animal. Then, later in the afternoon, the car will come to bring you back to Gondar.

Time: 5-6hrs

Accommodation: Gondar

Distance; 158km

Meal:B&L

we can provide historical and cultural itineraries

 

What You should know in advance:

Altitude and its side effect

Trekking in the Simien Mountains could be challenging as most people come to trek from around the sea level. Besides, if not sufficiently acclimatized, travellers may suffer from altitude sickness due to a low oxygen level. However, there is always a possibility to choose shorter trekking days and hours and enjoy your holidays to the full.
I always remind my clients that altitude sickness is more likely to affect you when you are trek over 3000 meters above sea level; typical symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, loss of appetite, breathlessness due to thin air, vomiting, dizziness, and sleeplessness.
Travellers with permanent health problems such as blood pressure, asthma, diabetes etc. should seek some advice from their doctor. Ethiopia’s health service system may not be as good as in your native country to help you to alleviate the problem you might face. So, I strongly recommend you to consult your doctor before your departure.
I personally recommend to bring some medical kits with some useful medicine such as Diamox, aspirin and Paracetamol that help people to mitigate altitude sickness, to stop headache and related sickness problems respectively.
Trekking in the Simian Mountains includes long walking hours every single day as camping sites are far away from each other. Therefore you need to be in a good situation for the trek; it is advisable to get some training before starting the trek.

What to bring

We offer mules and horses as means of transportation for our clients during their trek in the mountains. Sometimes people bring unnecessary things they don’t use at all during their holidays . And also, bear in mind that you should let us know if you have any fragile objects in your bag so that we avoid causing unintentional damage.
The temperature in the Simien Mountains is quite similar except during rainy season.
From the beginning of December to the end of January, the temperature drops from -3 up to -5 during the night; as a result, we recommend you to bring at least three season sleeping bags, gloves, long jacket and some warm clothes mainly for the night time. On the contrary the temperature during the day at this time of the year is quite high and it reaches up to +25 and I also advise you to apply sun protection lotion as the sun is very strong.
The temperature during a rainy season is the other way round. It gets cold during the day because of the rain and fog, whereas during the night it gets warmer as clouds keep the temperature higher. Light and waterproof materials are recommended at this time of the year since rain is highly expected.

Spending money

There are few ATMs in Ethiopia where you can withdraw money using your debit/credit cards, but it is always advisable to bring cash from home for emergency in case the machines did not work.
We ask our clients not to hand out money to children as it may have a huge negative long term effect on the tourism sector; nevertheless it is possible to donate money to local institutions such as schools and clinics. For instance I have set up a school project in Geech village (at the heart of the national park) to ensure children receive education and give them a chance of a better life. This is one of the examples where you could spend money on.

Holidays in Ethiopia

January 7: Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19: Feast of Epiphany Timket
February 2: Feast of the Sacrifice Eid-ul-Adha
March 2: Battle of Adowa
April 12: Orthodox Easter Monday
April 25: Coptic Good Friday
May 2: Mulud Mulud
May 5: Patriots' Day
May 28: End of Military Regime
September 11: Ethiopian New Year/Coptic New Year
September 27: Finding of the True Cross
November 14: End of Ramadan Eid-al-Fitr

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