BALE & SIMIEN MOUNTAIN
is so gifted with contrasting topographical landscapes that in quite short distances the elevation varies impressively. This
provides many opportunities for trekking, the most popular of which are in the Simien and Bale Mountains. These mountains
are abundant with birds and wildlife.
The Simien Mountains present perhaps the most dramatic mountain scenery in Africawith
fantastic crags,pinnacles and flat topped mountains which tower over gorges,river valleys and plains. There are many peaks
with Ras Dashen being the highest in the country and fourth highest in Africa, at 4620 metres.
While trekking in the Simiens
visitors can see the endemic Gelada or bleeding heart baboon, the Walia Ibex, Simien Wolf,Rock Hyrax,and many endemic birds.
You will trek through alpine meadows carpeted with flowers and punctuated with the tall spiky kniphofia or "red hot pokers."
You can go for a day trek or if you wish to climb Ras Dashen you should allow eight days. The Simien Mountains can easliy
be combined with a tour of the Historic Route.