Arrive Addis Ababa Bole international airport meet SIMIEN ECO TREK and transfer to your hotel.
Depending on your arrival you can do sightseeing of Addis Ababa.
Overnight in a hotel.
Addis Ababa: AM We start exploring Addis Ababa beginning with a visit to the National Museum, one of the most important
sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art. We then visit the Ethnological Museum, which was the former palace of Haile Selassie. PM we take time in St. George Cathedral, built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik and then continue on to Holy Trinity Cathedral. HolyTrinity Cathedral is the largest Orthodox Church in Ethiopia and has survived through many historical periods, as its interesting architecture can attest to. The Cathedral contains the thrones and the tombs of the emperor and some of the royal family. Visit Merkato, the largest open-air market in Africa. overnight in a hotel
Drive to Awash
the Morning starts with a drive of 230km South of Addis Ababa in the rift valley pass the Town Debre Zeith creator Lake and Nazareth town to visit Awash Park with its volcano landscapes and savannah grassland habitat for a variety of bird species. Late afternoon we explore the Awash National park which is home to mammals such as Oryx, Lesser Kudu, Hammadryas Baboon and Olive Baboon, Vervet Monkey, Dick-dick and more.overnight in a hotel.
Drive to Afdera The Morning after breakfast we drive after passing the town and cross the Awash River bridge outside the town we get to the junction where the road forks, straight ahead for Dire Dawa and Harar, and left for Djibouti and the Red Sea. This day we wonder the Rift Valley scenery and Afar people and their village. Have lunch at Samara, process our entrance permission and also from here we will have two Policemen and one road guide a company us for the Afar depression continue to Afdera.Overnight camping at the side of Lake Afdera or Local hotel.
Drive to Kusrewad and Erta Ale.
Drive to kusrewad here where we arrange the camel to ascend our logistics and for those who wish to ride, Local military and rock guide apart from those who already with us. Late afternoon start walking to Erta eale. Around 5 pm 3 hours trek climb to Erta Ale volcano and overnight on the top of the mountain. Erta Ale is 613 meters tall, with a lava lake, one of only five in the world, at the summit. It is notable for being the longest existing lava lake, present since the early years of the twentieth century. Overnight on the Summit.
Drive to Hammed Ela
Around 9 am we will be at foot base of the volcanic mountain where our cook and cars camp have our breakfast and drive to Hammed Ela via Kusrewad. This day drive will be the most challenging drive of all day which we may happen to get stuck in the Sand and in hospitable weather, we should keep hydrated to manage the driving. Arrive Hammed Ela. Overnight camping at Hammed Ela.
Hammed Ela - Mekele Drive to Mekele via the town of Berhale in the River bed Ascend all way to theTigrian Highland with the camel caravans and stop for photo over the depression. Overnight a hotel in Mekelle.
CLIMBING TO MOUNTAIN BUAHIT; in the Morning after breakfast you start to climbing to mountain Bwahit (4430masl)said to be the second highest peak of Ethiopia via Bwahit pass (4200masl)and back to Chenek in the same day. We drive Back to Gondar for about 5hrs via Debark. Overnight at your hotel in Gondar.
Fly to Addis Ababa morning transfer to the airport and fly back to Addis Ababa. Shopping and evening in a traditional restaurant for farewell dinner.