Hiking the roof of Africa
Trip Start May 03, 2011
148Trip End Jan 31, 2013
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Hiking the Simien Mountains is a beautiful thing to do and every time you will be surprised by an even better view, amazing
The next day I met several times with Gino and the Dutchies on the route and in the evening joined up again at Geech camp (3.600 m). Especially Gino (63 years) was amazing company with all his travel stories and good advice in life. The third day I decided to hike with them all the way and try to get on the same transport back to Debark and then to Gondor. It worked and I was very happy that I got this ride instead of walking back for 2 days! On this third day we climbed to the top of Imet Gogo which was at 3.926 meters. Spectacular views and apparently the highlight of the Simien Mountains.
- If you want to hike cheap then go to Debark and arrange everything from the main office there. If you are lucky you can even find transport up the mountain with another group.
- At Geech camp and Chenek camp there is food available so you don't have to cook yourself. The first day in Sankaber you have to survive on something you bring or be social and try to arrange some food from another group, you can pay for that.
- Instead of tents you can also sleep in lodges (80 Birr) or in a simple hut together with the guides and scouts (free).