Ethiopia Trekking

Ethiopia trekking and tours are almost limitless. Ethiopia is huge and has such a huge variety in nature, history and culture, that you could spend several months exploring the country. We have a slight focus on the Simien Mountains National Park but are offering individual first class tours all over Ethiopia.

Visit the Simien Mountains Nationalpark

Price will depend on the level of service and comfort you choose.

1 day to multiple weeks per tours

Packing for Ethiopia

We offer mules and horses as means of transportation for our clients during their trek in the mountains. Sometimes people bring unnecessary things they don’t use at all during their holidays. Also, bear in mind that you should let us know if you have any fragile objects in your bag so that we avoid causing unintentional damage.
The temperature in the Simien Mountains is quite similar except during rainy season.
From the beginning of December to the end of January, the temperature drops to -5 during the night; as a result, we recommend you to bring at least three season sleeping bags, gloves, long jacket and some warm clothes mainly for the night time. On the contrary the temperature during the day at this time of the year is quite high and it reaches up to +25 and I also advise you to apply sun protection lotion as the sun is very strong.
The temperature during a rainy season is the other way round. It gets cold during the day because of the rain and fog, whereas during the night it gets warmer as clouds keep the temperature higher. Light and waterproof materials are recommended at this time of the year since rain is highly expected.

Guide in Simien Mountains and Danakil
March 9, 2020

One of our group had prior experience with Berhanu Asrat and suggested to organize our trip to Ethiopia with him. A perfect recommendation! I had high expectations, and Berhanu exceeded them. Organisationn, itinerary, transport, food – everything perfect. Berhanu was considering everyone of us, and gave support where +251933181780

HIGHLY recommend Taz Wagnew
Simien Mountains
February 26, 2020

The hike was a medium difficulty level, for me. The view and experience were truly fascinating. I was able to meet several types of travelers, from all over the world. Each night, we had a bon fire, and everyone would gather around. Everyone traded stories and riddles from Spain, Ethiopia, New Zealand, Germany, to any read more

Great trek with Taz and crew!
Taz, Simiens
February 9, 2020

A group of 5 of us spent 3 days and 2 nights trekking with Taz and his crew. It was a wonderful experience that I would highly recommend! Everything was arranged, we just had to show up with our personal belongings. It was very easy and quick to communicate with Taz via whatsapp or email, read more

Amazing & Impressive
Taz, Simiens
January 9, 2020

We undertook a wonderful three week journey throught the north of Ethiopia with a brilliant tour guide. We would like to recommend this guide to you to take him into the next edition of your really good guidebook on Ethiopia. Tazbew Wagnew Beyene (aged 28) was born in the Simien Mountains. After a few Email exchanges read more

A great experience with a fantastic guide
Taz, Simiens
November 12, 2019

We took part in a four day trek to the spectacular Simien mountains as part of a small group which we arranged before arriving in country. Taz met us at our hotel in Gondar to brief us on the hike the day before and ensured that all was arranged to get us to Debark and read more

A must see
Taz, Simien
September 23, 2015

Again I can recommend best tour organizer and it’s lovely owner Taz. He’s a very special young man who you can trust; he’s reliable and honest and knows the area like the back of his hand. He loves his country and will organize your trip and show you his part of it with consideration and read more

Spending money

There are few ATMs in Ethiopia where you can withdraw money using your debit/credit cards, but it is always advisable to bring cash from home for emergency in case the machines did not work.
We ask our clients not to hand out money to children as it may have a huge negative long term effect on the tourism sector; nevertheless it is possible to donate money to local institutions such as schools and clinics. For instance I have set up a school project in Geech village (at the heart of the national park) to ensure children receive education and give them a chance of a better life. This is one of the examples where you could spend money on.

Holidays in Ethiopia

January 7: Orthodox Christmas Day
January 19: Feast of Epiphany Timket
February 2: Feast of the Sacrifice Eid-ul-Adha
March 2: Battle of Adowa
April 12: Orthodox Easter Monday
April 25: Coptic Good Friday
May 2: Mulud Mulud
May 5: Patriots’ Day
May 28: End of Military Regime
September 11: Ethiopian New Year/Coptic New Year
September 27: Finding of the True Cross
2018 may 16 start of Ramadan – june 14: end of Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr

Simien Ethiopia Trekking by TAZ could be the right choice for you if you like:

  • to be treated well
  • to travel with somebody who call the Simien Mountains and Ethiopia his home
  • no international travel agency but a local business
  • support and advice from Switzerland/Germany if you like
  • that Taz personally cares about your happiness and wellbeing during the trip
  • personalized tours instead of one-fits-all