The Simien Mountains

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Name:The Simien Mountains
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    Top Descriptions

    The Simien Mountains offer some of the most premier hiking in this part of , but come in the wrong season and you’ll lose those fantastic views to mist. It’s not only the +4,000m peaks that draw travellers, but small packs of the highly rare Ethiopian Wolf are seen here with regularity – as are large troops of rather hirsute geladas! While the hiking is both challenging and rewarding, the conditions within the park are rustic at best. Most travellers can expect to find poor value for money, poor cleanliness and poorer access to nutrition while on multiday hikes here. Ultimately, it’s the scenery, the wildlife and the tribal people that have lived here for many years that make this remote location of the globe a worthwhile experience. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    The wonderful views on offer here can be completely obscured by mist at points in the year, so prepare accordingly.
    If you are considering a multi-day hike here, take a look at with for more detailed information.
    Whichever way you come to the park, pack as many additional snacks as you can manage as there is little on offer here.
     
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    The Location

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      Environment type:afro alpine, bog, meadow, mountain
      Location type:rural, village
       
      Religion type:Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity, Islam

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      Animals:Ethiopian wolf, gelada baboon, walia ibex
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      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Ethiopian Birr (ETB)
      Average daily budget:ETB1,625

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:3 nights
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        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Amharic, English
        Timezone:UTC+03:00
        Country calling code:251

        How can we get there?

          Coordinates:13.30644, 38.26413
          Geographical feature:Biuat, Imet Gogo, Kidis Yared, Ras Dashen

          The Directions

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          Number of locations visited:3
          Number of attractions visited:1
           
          Travel time to attractions:3 hours
          Travel time to next location:5 hours
           
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          Altitude:3,600m

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