Semien Mountain Trek with Bawhit Peak & Lalibela


10 Days

Minimum Age


Fitness Level



1x - Lodge
5x - Hotel
3x - Camp


The Semien Mountains are a real paradise for hikers.  The rugged landscape is home to numerous endemic wildlife species such as the gelada baboons, the mountain Ibex and the Ethiopian wolf besides lots of afro alpine mountain plants. The tour ends with 2 nights in Lalibela to immerse into to the history of the Orthodox church and its renown stone hewn churches.


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Tour Plan

Day 1 Arrival Addis

We arrive at Bole airport and are met by a representative of Kibo Slopes and transferred to Friendship Hotel for a n optional dinner and Overnight.  After checking in we receive a short briefing.

Accommodation: Friendship Hotel

Meal Plan: B


Driving: Transfer to Hotel  10 Km

Day 2 Addis Ababa City Tour

After breakfast we embark on the city tour through the Addis Abeba which means ‘New Flower’.  We drive to the Entoto mountain, the first residence of the King Menelik when he moved the capital of Shewa from Ankober to Entoto in 1881. This visit is followed by a visit to Orthodox Cathedral. After lunch we visit the National Museum which contains many precious local archaeological finds such as the fossilized remains of early hominids, the most famous of which is "Lucy," the partial skeleton of a specimen of Australopithecus afarensis. After lunch we pay a visit to the Ethnological Museum, the former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie and finally drive to Merkato, arguably the largest open- air market in East Africa. Dinner and overnight will be at the Friendship Hotel.

Accommodation: Friendship Hotel

Meal Plan: B, L

Activities: Entoto Mountains, Museum visits,

Driving: 80 Km

Day 3 Flight to Gondar

Today morning we fly to Gondar.  We are met on arrival by our driver/guide and embark on a city tour and visit the 17th century royal palaces and the old standing mural painting church of Debre Birhan Selassie. The city's unique imperial precinct contains a dozen castles and fortress-like battlements built by various Emperors during the 236-year period of the Gondarian Empire. By European standards, the Gondar castles may not be elaborate, but their very presence in Africa makes them a rare and imposing sight. We have a lunch at the city square and continue our tour at the beautifully painted Debre Birhan Selassie church. The Debre Birhan Selassie Church in Gondar town is famous for its "winged angel faces "that decorate the entire ceiling.  Dinner and Overnight will be at the Goha Hotel.

Accommodation: Goha Hotel

Meal Plan: B L D

Activities:   Gondar sight seeing

Driving:    50 Km

Flight:   Addis – Gondar  1hour

Day 4 Hike to Sankaber Camp ( 3250m )

Today, after breakfast and drive via Debark to the Simien Mountain National Park. On the way stop at some view point to marvel at the rugged mountain scenery.  In Debark we meet our guide and drive to the Simien Mountain Lodge.  From here we take a leisurely 3-hour hike to Sankaber Camp. We are welcomed by our crew for the next few days who have already pitched tents. Dinner and overnight will be at a fly camp.

Accommodation: Fly camp at Sankaber

Meal Plan: B L D

Activities:   3-hour Hike

Driving:   120 Km

Day 5 Hike to Geech Camp ( 3600m )

After a breakfast at sunrise we pack our day bags and start our 6-hour hike through the rugged terrain of the Simien mountains. We trekked along the escarpment, with a stop at Jinbar Waterfall, which is brilliant sight, and proceed with a slow climb up after the waterfall to the main road and descend to a river for lunch. From there it is a steady uphill climb to the Geech Camp.  On the way we will find Gelada Baboons, Ibex antilopes  and with some luck an Ethiopian Wolf

Accommodation: Fly camp at Geech

Meal Plan: B L D

Activities:   6 to 7  hour Hike, 15 km

Day 6 Hike to Chennek Camp ( 3620m)

Today we ascend, a headland at the edge of a ridge, Imet Gogo, that stands close to 4000 metres with unbelievable 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. We can see west, back towards Sunbaker and Geech, and south-east along a large gorge towards tomorrow’s destination. The trail continues through Giant Erica woodlands before emerging on the moorland at Inatye, the second highest peak in the western part of the park. We descend to 3620 m to spend the night at Chenek camp which is often the best spot to see both Ethiopian Wolves and Walia Ibex.

Accommodation: Fly Camp Chennek

Meal Plan: B L D

Activities: 7-8 hours/18km

Day 7 Ascend Mt. Bawhit ( 4430m)

Mount Bawhit is Ethiopia’s third highest peak, standing at an impressive 4430 meter. Our route to Mount Bwahit follows footpaths off the road alongside a stream that trickles down the hill. This is quite a steep walk, but we can take regular breaks at great view points en route. This is also our best chance to see Walia Ibex.  At the summit, are rewarded with phenomenal views across the entire Simiens range.  We descend to the main road where 4x4 cars take us back to the Simien Mountain Lodge for a well- deserved dinner and overnight,

Accommodation: Simien Mountain Lodge

Meal Plan: B L D

Activities:  4 Hour Hike,

Driving: 35 km, 1 hour

Day 8 Return to Gondar for Flight to Lalibela

Today we have an early before sunrise breakfast to return to Gondar for our 10.00 am flight to Lalibela. We meet our local guide and get transferred to the Panoramic Hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we explore the first group of the 11 rock-hewn monolithic churches. This world-famous rock-hewn churches were built by King Lalibela in the early 13th Century.  One of the world's most incredible man-made creations, they are a lasting monument to man's faith in God. Most travel writers describe these churches as the "eighth wonder of the world". These remarkable edifices were carved out of a solid rock, in a region where the ragged landscape still protects the churches. For dinner and overnight we return to our hotel.

Accommodation:  Panoramic Hotel

Driving:  150 km

Activity: Sight seeing Lalibella

Meal plan: B, L, D

Day 9 Visit the rock churches of Lalibela

After breakfast we undertake a morning excursion along a rocky path through a beautiful mountainous landscape to the Asheten Maryam Monastery. The trek can be made by foot or mule. We drive the first part up to the carpark at 3000m with incredible view over Lalibela below. After a 30 minute walk we arrive at the highest Monastery in Ethiopia at 3100m.  We return for lunch to Lalibela town, and visit a local homestead and the town to get a glance at the daily life.    For dinner and overnight we return to our hotel.

Accommodation: Panoramic Hotel

Driving: 40 Km,

Activity:  Sightseeing,  2hour hike

Meal plan: B, L, D

Day 10 Fly back to Addis

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Addis.  After an optional lunch, we can spend the afternoon shopping for souvenirs have a traditional dinner before transferring to the airport for a late night departure.

Flight: 1 hr 15 minutes

Activity: Sightseeing/shopping

Meal plan: B,  D

Driving : 50 km


  • Meal plan as specified –BB (bed and Breakfast), HB (Half board; breakfast and dinner), FB (Full board; breakfast, lunch and dinner) in the hotels
  • Airport transfers and safari on 4x4 vehicles
  • English speaking driver guides
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fee’s
  • Park fees
  • Local flight
  • Airport transfers


  • International arrival and departure
  • Drinks in hotels and lodges/ telephone/ laundry/visa fees/ tips


  • Climbers must bring along their own hiking gear.
  • Our porters carry 8kg of personal climbing gear per client.


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*Residents and Citizens discount available

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