The simien mountain massif is one of the major highlands of Africa, rising to the highest point in Ethiopia, Ras Dejen (4620m), which is the fourth highest peak in the continent. Although in Africa and not too far from the equator, snow and ice appear on the highest points and night temperatures often fall below zero.

The natural event which took place million years ago created an extraordinary landscape, deep gorges and peaks, providing the Semien Mountains the most magnificent View. The high peaks including Ras Dashen (4439 mts), which is the highest mountain in Ethiopia, the deep gorges and valleys in addition with the barley field gives the most marvelous landscape.

 

The roads which are hardly possible to be crossed with 4WDs makes the Semien Mountain the most ideal place for trekking. Here, it’s possible to trek for days with high probability of encountering the Gelada Baboons, Walias and the Simien fox, though with less frequency.