The Northern Route (14 days)

Trekking on the roof of Africa and the cultural highlights

Highlights

This tour looks like the classic historical northern route. In fact, it contains all most important destination of the North like Bahir Dar, Gondar, Axum and Lalibela. But the tour offers much more than this. One of the main objectives is to explore extensively the Simien Mountains. Accompanied by a troop consisting of guide, park rangers, cook, assistants and several mules and muleteer we will trek not only through the most known part of the mountains (camps Gich and Chenek) but also hike down to the warmer and less visited lowlands, where we have more opportunities to pass local Amhara villages and get in touch with its people like farmers and children.

Schedule

Day 1: Addis Ababa (arrival)
Day 2: Flight Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar
Day 3: Bahir Dar – Gondar
Day 4: Gondar – Debark
Day 5: Debark – Sankaber – Gich
Day 6: Gich – Chenek
Day 7: Chenek – Sona
Day 8: Sona – Mekarebya
Day 9: Mekarebya – Mulit
Day 10: Mulit – Adi Arkay – Axum
Day 11: Axum visit
Day 12: Flight Axum – Lalibela
Day 13: Lalibela visit
Day 14: Flight Lalibela – Addis Ababa (departure)

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Dates

Tour Code Dates
N-17-10 Sun, 01/10/17 - Sat, 14/10/17
N-17-11 Sun, 19/11/17 - Sat, 02/12/17
N-17-12 Tue, 26/12/17 - Mon, 08/01/18
N-18-01 Tue, 16/01/18 - Mon, 29/01/18
N-18-04 Sun, 15/04/18 - Sat, 28/04/18

Participants: min. 6 - max. 12 persons.

Inclusions

Our services and price include:

  • all domestic flights in Ethiopia with Ethiopian Airlines in tourist class (extra if the international flight is not performed with ET);
  • all flight taxes on the domestic flights in Ethiopia;
  • all accommodation in double rooms with private toilet/shower in hotels or lodges; exception for the trekking: nights in tents for 2 persons; extra for single occupancy;
  • all transfers and travels in Ethiopia with private car;
  • full board (1 drink per meal included, alcoholic drinks excluded);
  • all entrance fees and permissions at tourist attractions, villages, museums, churches and national parks;
  • for the camping: camping fees, guide, security rangers, cook, cooking assistant, cooking and camping equipment (it's recommended to bring your own sleeping bag);
  • all tips for meals;
  • all mandatory local guides;
  • experienced SimienEcoTours guide, fluently English & Amharic speaking (extra for a guide in another language).

Exclusions

Our services and price don’t include:

  • international flights;
  • travel insurance;
  • visa for Ethiopia;
  • sleeping bag;
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • tipping;
  • photo and video fees (if any);
  • all extras and personal expenditures.

Additional information

Please contact us for a more detailed tour description, price indication or any other issue.

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