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Trip idea in Ethiopia

Trekking with the communities of northern Ethiopia


from £1,810 pp

(ex international flights)


11 days

This exciting itinerary visits remote communities in the Simien Mountains and the area surrounding Lalibela, including visits to the historic town of Gondar and the famous rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

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Addis Ababa

Day 1 - Addis Ababa

  • What to expect in Ethiopia
  • Transfer from Addis Ababa airport to your hotel
  • Addis Ababa city tour

Day 2 - Gondar

  • Flight: Addis Ababa to Gondar
  • City tour of Gondar, Camelot of Africa
Simien Mountains

Day 3 - Simien Mountains

  • Transfer from Gondar to the Simien Mountains
  • Trek from Buyit Ras to Sankober
Simien Mountains

Day 4 - Simien Mountains

  • Trek from Sankober to Geech
Simien Mountains

Day 5 - Simien Mountains

  • Trek from Geech to Chenek
Simien Mountains, Gondar

Day 6 - Simien Mountains, Gondar

  • half-day trek to Simien Mountains community (Argin)
  • Transfer from the Simien Mountains to Gondar

Day 7 - Lalibela

  • Flight: Gondar to Lalibela
  • Visit the Northwestern Cluster of churches

Day 8 - Lalibela

  • Half-day excursion to Yimrehane Kristos
  • Visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches

Day 9 - Lalibela

  • Transfer from Lalibela to start community hike
  • Wollo community trek: Boya to Aina Amba

Day 10 - Lalibela

  • Wollo community trek: Aina Amba to Kurtain Washa
Lalibela, Addis Ababa

Day 11 - Lalibela, Addis Ababa

  • Wollo Community trek: Kurtain Washa to Geneta Maryam
  • Transfer from community trek to Lalibela
  • Flight: Lalibela to Addis Ababa
  • At leisure in Addis Ababa
  • Addis Ababa airport transfer out