Drive from Gondar or directly from the airport (depending on your arrival time) to Sankaber about 136km away. We will go via the park head office in Debark to register and pick up trek staff such as scout, guide and cook, if required. After trekking for 3 or 4 hours we return to the Sankabar camp (3250m) and stay overnight.
The hike from Sankaber to Geech camp (3600m) takes about 5 to 6 hours passing through ever more spectacular scenery and varying flowers and trees . There the possibility to see a klipspringer and minlikbushbuk as well as a leopard (if we are very lucky!).
The entertaining gelada baboons are always around. Along the way we pass the 500m high Jinbar waterfall and stop for lunch on the banks of the Jinbar river. We pass through Geech village where we can have coffee with a local family in their traditional tukul hut which they share with their animals.
This is a great way to glimpse the day to day life of the mountain people. Overnight at Geech camp
Hike from Geech to Ambaras, about 5 to 6 hours. On the way we visit Imet Gogo, the single most spectacular spot in the whole of the Simien mountains. Imet Gogo, at 3926m, has 360 degree views of canyons, cliffs and valleys that look as if they go on forever. From Ambaras we drive back to Gondar.