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Number of Reviews: 25 Overall score: *****
Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by NEIL MUNRO
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

Simien trek

5
The website describes this trek as at the harder end of challenging and I think that is absolutely spot on. It is also totally worthwhile with the astounding scenery, remarkable wild life and smiling locals.
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Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by Norman Maudsley
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

Simen Mountains Ethiopia - 10days Camping

5
Just back from a seriously good trekking & camping holiday taking in the Simen Mountains in Northern Ethiopian. Filled all my expectation of a cultural trekking holiday. To enjoy the trek you must be physically fit and used to a multy day regime with early starts hot days and possibly cold nights for this Challenging graded holiday.
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Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by Jonathan Bayley
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

A fantastic and varied trek

5
There is a great variety offered on this trek. Our November departure started in grazing land where we climbed to see some stunning views of the mountains. After the Ras Dashen ascent the landscape and vegetation changed to be more arid before dropping into the Lush and hot lowlands. As well as the walking and stunning views we had chance to see a great deal of wildlife (wolves, Ibex, Gelada and a good variety of birds). The start was on the tourist trail, we often shared with other groups and were in site of the "road". However, once we dropped into the lowlands we got a great feeling of being off the beaten track and a good chance to interact with the locals as we were camping on the outskirts of the various villages.
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Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by Elizabeth De Lannoy
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

Simian Mountain Trek

4
The Simian Mountain trek conjures up images of hot dry mountains and dusty valleys but the reality is far from just this: Rugged mountain tops silhouetted against steel grey skies, lush green pasture leading to tall stands of eucalyptus and acacia. The trek is really a trip of two halves, the first involving scenery much as you might find in an exaggerated version of the English / Welsh uplands with unpredictable weather to match! The wild camping isn't a 'wild' as you might expect with established toilet blocks available in most and usually a flat pitch. Passing Gich the scenery changes to the dramatic spiky peaks and escarpments familiar to anyone who has Googled the trek beforehand! The weather also changes to arid and hot with a number of challenging ascents! Camp food was excellent and the guides first class. Book this if you are looking for a trek to somewhere where tourists are a novelty and life hasn't changed in eons for most of the rural community.
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Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by Clifford James
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

Simien Mountains Trek

5
This was a challenging but excellent trip with so much to see and experience . For someone like myself who has suffered with altitude sickness in the past this has got to be the ideal trip as you have time to acclimatise during the course of the journey and I had no problems at any stage.
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Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by Graham Church
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

Simien Mountains Trek

5
I would highly recommend this trek to anyone who is looking for a challenging 10 day trek. The sstunning cenery and potential to observe in close contact the local wild life makes this a truly once in a life time experience.
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Gelada, Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
Review posted by Hazel Strudwick
***** Written
The Simien Mountains Trek

Simien Mountains - Spectacular, Amazing, Tough

5
This is a challenging trek but very rewarding. It's challenging because of the many ascents and descents every day. The trip notes are accurate and there are some long 10 hour days - in the heat - which means the sight of the camp site is the best feeling ever! The trails are very rocky with many loose stones which means going down can be difficult - so you need to be sure footed. Very enjoyable. Loved it.
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