Choosing the right trek

We partner with the very best local guides, scouts, and drivers for all of our Simien treks. This means we can tailor all the hikes to suit you, but it's important to have an understanding of what's on offer so you know which kind of trek suits you best. 

  • Classic 3 day trek. The classic 3 day trek takes you through the Simiens stopping off at the campsites Sankaber, Geech, and Chennek. 
  • Day trips. With Limalimo Lodge and Simien Lodge nearby, it's possible to take day trips into the park with our 4x4s and stop off at the best viewpoints along the way. 
  • Comprehensive treks. If you're very active and looking for an adventure tour, we can arrange comprehensive hikes of the Simiens taking you to the lowest valleys and highest peaks the range has to offer. 

Types of Treks

The Classic Route

The classic 3 night route takes you to all the main viewpoints of the Simiens. You stay overnight at the 3 campsites available in the park: Sankaber, Geech, and Chennek. The classic route is one of the most cost-effective ways of exploring the park, and you can share the experience with like-minded travellers. 

Adding a night at the incredible Limalimo Lodge at the start or end of your trek makes for an unforgettable experience in the Simiens, and is our personal favourite arrangement. 

Trekking in the Simien Mountains

Day Trips

Just outside the park sits the stunning Limalimo Lodge. As you head into the park, you'll soon find Simien Lodge sitting at 3300m. 

If you want to experience the majesty of the Simiens without having to camp, we can arrange day trips into the park from either of these lodges. Simien Lodge is better positioned for maximising your trekking time, but Limalimo Lodge is arguable the most luxurious lodge anywhere in Ethiopia. 

Staying for multiple nights in these lodges and taking a few day trips into the park is another fantastic way to explore the mountains, but is of course more expensive than camping. 

Trekking in the Simien Mountains

Comprehensive Treks

Our Explore the Roof Africa trip is an example of a comprehensive trek. 

If you want to spend more time in the Simiens and experience beyond the most popular viewpoints, there are a number of small villages and lesser-known campsites around the park. For the fittest and most adventurous travellers awaits Ras Dashen, Ethiopia's highest peak at 4550m. 

Our expert team can help craft a comprehensive trek that's right for you. 

Trekking in the Simien Mountains

Trips including the Simien Mountains

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