Evey friday ,
Day 01 : Addis Ababa – Fly To Semera Drive To Afdera-Volcano
Fly to Semera then we will drive to danakil Depressions ..We start an early drive to Lake Afdera . Leave after lunch, possibly at 01:30. After you pass several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land, Dodom is about 9.5km from Erta Ale and it takes about 1 hrs trekking. to the rim of the volcano, where we spend the night watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. O/n camping on the mountain
Day 02 ErtaAle-HamadEla-Dallol-Afdera
This day after an early breakfast we will drive to HamadEla . You will see lots of camel caravans and you will have the sunset look from the very shallow salt Lake Assale.
Morning tour Drive to Ragad (Asebo), You drive ahead to Dallol and visit the different landscapes formed by volcanic activity; Dallol + Lake Assale + salt canon, camel caravans, follow up camel caravans, and Drive to Lake Afdera
Overnight Camping in Lake Afdera
Day 03 Afdera-Semera
This day you may have another chance to see the beauty of the sunrise in lake Afdera then after breakfast, we will drive to the town of Semera and drop you at the airport for your departure
The price is depend on the group you will join
2 pax: US$ 490 per person
3 pax: US$ 390 per person
4 pax: US$ 290per person
5-6 pax: US$ 250per person
7-8 pax: US$ 200 per person
9-10 pax: US$ 200 per person
· 4WD land cruisers with ac and 4 clients in one car
· all fuel expenses and drivers allowances
· All needed Entrance fees and licenses
· Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour
· Local guide service for the Afar region -Cooking, camping equipment
· Experienced cook throughout the whole tour
Price doesn’t include:
Domostic Flights ( Addis to semera , semera to addis abeba ) if flght includes Extra $100 payment
· Tips for guides
· souvenirs from the Afar people
· personal insurance
· What do you need?
· Light (walking in the night)
· Small backpack for the trek to the top of the volcano
· Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)
· Sun protection like sun cream, hat
· Jacket for the night on the volcano
· Sleeping bag, pillow or blanket (can also be provided by the agency)
Day 1 Leave from Gondar and drive into the Simien Mountains
Travel: 3-4 h; 130 km,
Hiking: 2-3 h (incl. breaks), 7-8 km (difficulty: moderate, altitude difference: ↑400m, ↓250m)
In the morning at about 7:30 the vehicle picks us up at the hotel in Gondar and takes us 100 km north on the Ethiopian highland to Debark, a small town of about 35,000 inhabitants at the border to the famous Simien National Park.
After a quick stop for the formalities at the headquarter offices of the national park and for collecting cook and scouts we drive out on a rough road to the Sankaber area at about 3,100 m sea level from where we take a short walk of 2-3 hours to assist the acclimatization process.
We get a first impressive view over the dramatic mountain range and see some typical plants of that area such as big Heather Trees (erica arborea), St. John swort (hypericum revulutum) or the Abissinian Wild Rose (rosa abissinica). This is also the area in which the largest number of Gelada Baboons (theorepticus gelada) can be found. First night in the tents at the Sankaber camp at 3,250m sea level.
Accommodation: Sankaber Campsite, Simien Mountains National Park
Pass the high Jinbar Waterfall and enjoy a memorable sunset
Hiking: 6-7h (incl. breaks), 13 km (difficulty: medium/difficult, altitude difference: ↑1.000m, ↓720m)
At Sankaber we organize and arrange mulemen and mules which carry our heavy camping and cooking equipment for the next days. So the hikers need to carry only a light daypack with some water, the photo camera, a light jacket and a few personal things that they might need for the hike during the day.
After breakfast (bread, eggs, porridge, coffee, tea,…) we leave the camp at around 8:30 and we traverse along the Northern escarpment before dropping down to get impressive views, for example of the beautiful Jinbar Waterfall. In the large gorge of the waterfall there are many huge circling birds, especially vultures such as the Griffon (Gyps fulvus), Lappet-faced or Nubian Vulture (Torgos tracheliotos) and Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and other smaller birds as buzzards and ibises. Hopefully we also encounter the endemic Abissinian Catbird (Parophasma galinieri). Among the mammals Klipspringers (oreothragus oreothragus) and Meneliks Bushbucks (Tragelaphus scriptus) can be observed between Sankaber and Geech.
After a short distance (20 min) on the rough road, crossing the Jinbar river where we have the lunch break, we ascend through terraced farmland to our camp at 3,600m. In the evening we have the possibility to walk up (30 min) to the mountain Kedadit (3,760m) and to assist to an unforgettable sunset.
Accommodation: Geech Campsite, Simien Mountains National Park
Trek to the viewpoint Imet Gogo and all along to Chennek
Hiking: 7-8 h (incl. breaks), 15 km (difficulty: medium/difficult, altitude difference: ↑900m, ↓900m)
After breakfast we walk for about 2 hours to the summit of Imet Gogo (3,926m), which is one of the most spectacular viewpoints with 360 degrees and from where we can see Ras Dashen, the highest peak of the country.
After a photo break we trek along the whole escarpment, cross a small valley and climb the peak Inatye (4,070m) where we will take our lunch stop and have a rest. From there we will have a nice view more than 1,000m down to the green fields of the mountain villages Dihwara, Tiya, Amiwalka and Truwata. During the whole day we walk through vast fields of Giant Lobelia (lobelia rhynchopetalum) and sometimes Heather Trees (erica arborea) or Red Hot Poker (kniphofia foliosa).
After the break we descend and reach our camp Chennek in the afternoon (3,620m). Chennek, sometimes called wildlife corridor, is the best place to see the Gelada Baboons (theorepticus gelada), the Walia Ibex (capra ibex) and the Ethiopian Wolf (canis simensis). These animals are best observed around Chennek camp. At the campsite we have the possibility to wash ourselves at the river or pipe water.
Accommodation: Chennek Campsite
Climb the high peak Ras Bwahit and return to Gondar
Travel: 3-4 h; 170 km,
Hiking: 5-6 h (incl. breaks), 12 km (difficulty: medium/difficult, altitude difference: ↑500/830m, ↓0/200m)
In the early morning we leave from our last camp Chennek, where we meet again Walia Ibexes (capra ibex), and first climb up about 600m to the Pass Bwahit (about 4,200m). This is the pass that hikers have to traverse if they want to climb Ras Dashen, but reaching this summit takes at least 2 days more.
If the physical condition allows it, we continue from the pass our climb up to the peak of Ras Bwahit (4,430m), one of the highest in the whole area. Then we descend to Chennek and the car brings us back first to Debark on a 58 km long rough road and from there on the new asphalt road to Gondar, where we will arrive in the afternoon at about 5:00 PM.
Our services include:
· transfer from your hotel in Gondar to the Simien Mountains and back to Gondar;
· accommodation in tents for 2 persons;
· full board, lunchbox for the trekking, including drinks (alcoholic drinks excluded);
· entrance and camping fees for the Simien National Park;
· scouts and park rangers;
· mules and mulemen for the transportation of the heavy material;
· cook and cooking assistant who will prepare all the meals;
· cooking and camping equipment (tents, sleeping mattress);
· experienced local tour guide (fluently English & Amharic speaking);
· all taxes and administrative fees;
· 24/7 emergency assistance.
Our services do not include:
· international flights;
· alcoholic drinks;
· sleeping bag (it's recommended to bring your own);
· travel insurance;
· visa for Ethiopia (currently US$ 82);
· photo and video fees (if any apply);
· all extras and personal expenditures.
2 pax: US$ 690 per person
3 pax: US$ 540 per person
4 pax: US$ 460 per person
5-6 pax: US$ 390 per person
7-8 pax: US$ 360 per person
9-10 pax: US$ 340 per person
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