Simien Mountain Trek
Wednesday 21 October 2015
12 days Trekking
- Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
The Simien Mountains are one of Africa's major highlands. Their highest point is Ras Dejen in Ethiopia, Africa's 4th highest peak. Sign up for £475.
Simien Mountains, Ethiopia
May not be suitable for teams - please check
May not be suitable for novices - please check
May not be suitable for under 18's - please check
No - mixed challenge
Minimum sponsorship option:
£475 registration fee + min sponsorship
Self funder option:
£475 registration fee + tour cost
- Trek along a largely unexplored route.
- Discover this mountainous, rugged landscape.
- Summit the highest peak in Ethiopia, Ras Dejen (4,620m).
- Visit rural Amhar villages.
- Help to support the Arkaweysie Medical Aid Project.
This trekking route takes you far away from the usual tourist spots. It will lead you across high escarpments and to lush lowland valleys, passing traditional Amhara villages en route.
Reaching the summit is certainly challenging, but hugely rewarding. Having reached the peak of the mountain, you will continue along a tough ridge route, summitting several 4,000 metre peaks along the way. The trek beginning from Arkwasyie offers one of the most demanding days of your challenge as you leave the high plateau, crossing numerous steep ridges and deep valleys, descending 900m down the almost vertical Devil's Staircase and reaching Lamo, possibly the most beautiful region in the Simiens.
You will spend time in the capital, Addis Ababa, and in historic Gondar. These visits give you the unforgettable experience of seeing some of the incredible ancient culture that this fascinating and unique African country is steeped in.
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- challenge brochure plus detailed itinerary
- tips on raising sponsorship
- kit list & training tips
- contact details for any questions
- registration details
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FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT OPTIONS
This is an open challenge which means you can take part and raise funds for any of the charities listed. The payment options are explained below.
Minimum sponsorship option
This option means that the money you fundraise will be split to cover the cost of the challenge and the charity fundraising. It requires you to pay the above registration fee at the time of booking and pledge to raise a minimum amount of sponsorship for your nominated charity. The exact amount retained by the charity varies between challenges - full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Self funder option
This option means that you cover the cost of the challenge yourself so that all fundraising goes to your nominated charity. It requires you to pay a registration fee at the time of booking and pay the final balance to cover the full cost of the challenge before your departure. Full details are included in the challenge information pack.
Full details of all funding options are included in the challenge information pack we'll send you - just select a charity and complete the request form.
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