Trek the Simien Mountains with Us
film, photography, research projects
cooking materials food and water
porters, mule man and mule handlers
camping equipment or cost of night in community lodge
Hi, my name is Habtie
I was born in the Simien mountains national
park in the year 1986.
I attended Buit Ras primary school near the Simien lodge.
In the rural areas the school is named after the nearby village.
At grades 9-10
I attended Debark secondary school and for the 11th and 12th
grades - Debark preparatory school.
I have graduated from the department of
tourism management in Gondar university and have been working as a tour guide
in the Simien mountains national park since 2014.
Because I have spent all my life in the Simien
mountains I have many years of experience and can provide you with full
information about the Simien mountains national park - I know everything and
everyone in the Simien mountains national park and will answer anything you
would like to know about it.
I look forward very much hearing from you.
Program for a ten days trip
Ethiopia is one of the ancient nations in the history of
civilization. The country has long history (3 millennia) and hence many
historical attractions such as rock hewn churches of Lalibela and the most
popular monolithic and cave churches at Axum. This area, which is found on the
northern tip of the country, was the center of civilization in the ancient
times and where king Ezana introduce Christianity to Ethiopia in the fourth
In general the history of Ethiopia is divided into three parts: ancient -
medieval - modern (starting from the early unification of the country i.e.
Gondar was the capital city of Ethiopia for more than 300 years during
the medieval period until the 17th century. It was founded by Emperor Fasiledes
at a most challenging time of the civil war,
The civil war was between Gragi Mehammed, helped by Ottoman Turkey,
and the Christian kingdom who was helped by Portugal who asked in return to
convert the Ethiopian church to Catholic. This brought a great civil war
between the royal family and the people against the imported faith.
The civil war ended with the restoration of Ethiopia.
Traveling to Ethiopia with simentreks will give you the benefit of having local
professional, knowledgeable guides. We will do our best to give you a wonderful
time visiting both historical site, and the nature wonders of Ethiopia. You
will learn about our long history from the local community and feel the power