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Gonder Off The Beaten Path: 3 reviews and 3 photos
From Gonder you can reach Debark and the Simien Mountains in about 3 hours. There is a daily bus from Gonder to Debark or you can hire a taxi or even book organised treks in Gonder.
The landscape of the Simien Mountains is dramatic by the several plateaus, separated by wide valleys. Some peaks rise above the 4.000 M. The steep escarpments and the views at the pinnacles in the park are breathtaking.
The National Park of 179 sq KM lies at an altitude between 1900 and 4500 M. In Debark you can buy your tickets at the park headquarters. Admission for 48 hours is 50 Birr, camping 20 birr and vehicle (depending on the size) around 15 Birr.
In the park you can make nice treks for half a day or more days. We visited the park only one day and made a nice walk to a waterfall and along the escarpment. The park is also famous because of the gelada (bleeding heart) baboons.
For more information see my Debark page.