Trek the Simien Mountains with Us

Services

 
 
transportation
 
transportation
 
 
 
film, photography, research projects
 
film, photography, research projects
 
 
 
domestic flight booking
 
domestic flight booking
 
 
 
entrance fee
 
entrance fee
 
 
 
hotel booking
 
hotel booking
 
 
 
guide, scout and cook
 
guide, scout and cook
 
 
 
cooking materials food and water
 
cooking materials food and water
 
 
 
porters, mule man and mule handlers
 
porters, mule man and mule handlers
 
 
 
camping equipment or cost of night in community lodge
 
camping equipment or cost of night in community lodge
 
 
 
 

About Us

Hi, my name is Habtie Birara.
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.

Yours faithfully

Habtie
 
 

Ethiopian History

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 century.

In general the history of Ethiopia is divided into three parts: ancient - medieval - modern (starting from the early unification of the country i.e. 1855)
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 of nature.

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