Once described as the 'chess pieces of the Gods', the towering
spires, volcanic pinnacles, huge gorges and gullies and vast rock
formations of the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia's northern highlands
form part of one of Africa's most beautiful mountain ranges.
One of the main draws to trekking in the Simien Mountains is the
fact that it is still comparatively underdeveloped, meaning fewer
fellow trekkers and very little to distract you from the
breathtaking scenery all around.
The area is also known for its wildlife, from the thousands of
Gelada Baboons which roam the park, to the elusive Ethiopian Wolf
and the Lammergeyers which soar on the mountain thermals among
hundreds of other bird species.
Trekking in the Simien Mountains
Treks can last anything from two hours to two weeks and range
from gentle hikes to more strenuous mountain ascents and everything
and anything in between. For the hardiest hikers, summiting the
highest peak, Ras Dashen, takes the best part of a week. The team
at Original Travel will ensure that the route you choose will get
you to the best possible view points in the time you have and be
suited to your level of fitness.