• Simien mountain ethionorthtrekking
    Welcome to Ethiopia.

    Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa.
    The largest city and the capital is Addis Ababa.
    The oldest evidences of the modern human is found in Ethiopia, place which is considered a region from which the Homo Sapiens first set out for the modern world.

    Ethiopia nation is consisted of 80 different ethic groups. Two of the biggest ethic groups are Oromo and Amhara.
    This country is also the place where the coffee bean was found. Ethiopia is also one of the founding members of UN. In Ethiopia there are many places that can be visited.
    Beside the traditions and the native people with their unique cloths will make the trip in Ethiopia unforgettable.

    The Simien Mountains are are a perfect place where you can enjoy the landscape that will take your breath away.
    It is also a great view to see the Erta Ale, the constantly active volcano.
    The many churches that are unique and the old cities with traditions are just the beginning of the beauties.

    The wildlife of Africa can also be found in Ethiopia and is a great sign of it.

    Day 1: Addis Ababa – Gonder.

    A short morning flight takes you to Gonder and A warm welcome to the old mountain capital of Gonder and transfer to your hotel.

    Gonder has a rich history with its beautiful and strategic mountain setting, the 17thcentury capital was once the cross roads of several major caravan routes, and was also occupied by the Italians during world war2.The art Deco buildings surroundings the Royal enclosure with its medieval castles and churches are a reminder of this heritage.
    This afternoon, explore Gonder’s castle and the churches of Debra berhan silassie with its iconic ceiling of painted angel.

    Day 2: Gonder – Sankaber (3250m):

    Drive from Gonder early in the morning to Debark the place where the park headquarter is situated where we need to spend about one hour to do entrance fees and pick the scout plus to have tea and coffee before leaving to the mountain, then keep on driving to the place where called Machibiny and start the introductory walk to the first campsite Sankaber for 3-4 hours along the plateau of the mountain far from the edge of mountain and overnight at Sankaber.
    You will encounter Gelada Baboon along this hike.

    Day 3: Sankaber – Gich (3600m), 5 -6 hours.

    We follow the northern escarpment eastwards, before we descend a little into the Kaba valley. After that we climb up before we reach Gich Abyss and continue over a narrow ridge to a cliff where we have a spectacular view of the abyss towards the Simien foothills.
    We also find a large waterfall here, where the Jinbar River pluges 500m into the abyss. We proceed for about two hours and have lunch we walk through fields of barley before we arrive at the idyllic village og Gich.
    Her we can enjoy traditional coffee ceremony in one of the huts and learn more about local farm life.
    From Gich village it is a short walk to Gich camp wich is a good area to look for Lammergier and Thich billed Raven.

    After a relaxing afternoon, we will take a short hike up to Kedadit to enjoy sunset plus the gorgeous shaded landscapes down to the cliff side towards to the eastern direction and return to the camp for dinner.

    Day 4: Gich – Chennek (3600m), 7 – 8 hours.

    Walk from Gich camp we stroll through endless fields og Giant Lobelia before we reach the towering cliff’s of Imet- Gogo (3926m).
    Here we will spend some time to absorb the superb views over the mountain valleys below and strange shaped domes in the distance, wich we will see from up close at the end of trip. After that we descend in to the Jinbahir Rift valley.
    In this way we get a different prespective of Imet Gogo and the volcanic landscape, where it looks like big chunks of mountains have been blown awy. The trails follows the edge of the escarpment, wich is completely vertical here for several hundred metres.

    We climb to the summit of 4070m where we will have lunch. After lunch we descend to Chennek for about two hours along a steep trail.
    From chennek camp there are spectacular views in all directions. Sit down on a bench at the escarpment and try to spot Walia Ibex in the late afternoon and early morning. Sometimes Walia Ibex visit the edges of the campsite.

    Day 5: Cheennek – Buwait – Chennek, 5 -6 hours.

    On this day the character of the trek is more uphill and downhill. It is a bit tough while climbing up and easier while descend back but it is totally far from sheer cliffs.
    On this trip, from the top of Mt. Buhawit(4430m), we will have the opportunities to see the highest mountain peak in the entire country called Ras-Dejen (4543m) as well as the decent views of Mt.Buwahit itself. It takes an approximate time of 5 -6 hours to cover both ways and drive back to Gondar for about 5 hours.

    Day 6: Gonder to Lalibela:

    Fly to the UNESCO world Heritage Site of Lalibela – the Jerusalem of Ethiopia, and Africa’s own ‘petra’. In a fitting finale to your Ethiopia adventure, explore the monolithic red- hued churches incredibily carved in to the rock.
    Your guide will lead you through the network of crevices and tunnels linking each of the churches. The church are still in use today.

    Day 7: Lalibela (“African Petra”):

    Today your guide take you to the eastern group of rock hewn churches: smaller in size, these are no less impressive, with intricate carvings and many dark tunnels to explore! Travel further afield to the Nakutelab rock-hewn church, built into the side of a hill in a natural cave.
    The afternoon culminates in a visit to a private home to participate in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

    Day 8: Lalibela – Addis:

    The end of the visit will be flight back to our capital town Addis Ababa and farewell dinner at one of the Ethiopian traditional hotel then transfer to the airport to back home.

    AMSALU TESFA
    amsalu@ethionorthtrekking.com
    Simien mountain ethionorthtrekking Welcome to Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. The largest city and the capital is Addis Ababa. The oldest evidences of the modern human is found in Ethiopia, place which is considered a region from which the Homo Sapiens first set out for the modern world. Ethiopia nation is consisted of 80 different ethic groups. Two of the biggest ethic groups are Oromo and Amhara. This country is also the place where the coffee bean was found. Ethiopia is also one of the founding members of UN. In Ethiopia there are many places that can be visited. Beside the traditions and the native people with their unique cloths will make the trip in Ethiopia unforgettable. The Simien Mountains are are a perfect place where you can enjoy the landscape that will take your breath away. It is also a great view to see the Erta Ale, the constantly active volcano. The many churches that are unique and the old cities with traditions are just the beginning of the beauties. The wildlife of Africa can also be found in Ethiopia and is a great sign of it. Day 1: Addis Ababa – Gonder. A short morning flight takes you to Gonder and A warm welcome to the old mountain capital of Gonder and transfer to your hotel. Gonder has a rich history with its beautiful and strategic mountain setting, the 17thcentury capital was once the cross roads of several major caravan routes, and was also occupied by the Italians during world war2.The art Deco buildings surroundings the Royal enclosure with its medieval castles and churches are a reminder of this heritage. This afternoon, explore Gonder’s castle and the churches of Debra berhan silassie with its iconic ceiling of painted angel. Day 2: Gonder – Sankaber (3250m): Drive from Gonder early in the morning to Debark the place where the park headquarter is situated where we need to spend about one hour to do entrance fees and pick the scout plus to have tea and coffee before leaving to the mountain, then keep on driving to the place where called Machibiny and start the introductory walk to the first campsite Sankaber for 3-4 hours along the plateau of the mountain far from the edge of mountain and overnight at Sankaber. You will encounter Gelada Baboon along this hike. Day 3: Sankaber – Gich (3600m), 5 -6 hours. We follow the northern escarpment eastwards, before we descend a little into the Kaba valley. After that we climb up before we reach Gich Abyss and continue over a narrow ridge to a cliff where we have a spectacular view of the abyss towards the Simien foothills. We also find a large waterfall here, where the Jinbar River pluges 500m into the abyss. We proceed for about two hours and have lunch we walk through fields of barley before we arrive at the idyllic village og Gich. Her we can enjoy traditional coffee ceremony in one of the huts and learn more about local farm life. From Gich village it is a short walk to Gich camp wich is a good area to look for Lammergier and Thich billed Raven. After a relaxing afternoon, we will take a short hike up to Kedadit to enjoy sunset plus the gorgeous shaded landscapes down to the cliff side towards to the eastern direction and return to the camp for dinner. Day 4: Gich – Chennek (3600m), 7 – 8 hours. Walk from Gich camp we stroll through endless fields og Giant Lobelia before we reach the towering cliff’s of Imet- Gogo (3926m). Here we will spend some time to absorb the superb views over the mountain valleys below and strange shaped domes in the distance, wich we will see from up close at the end of trip. After that we descend in to the Jinbahir Rift valley. In this way we get a different prespective of Imet Gogo and the volcanic landscape, where it looks like big chunks of mountains have been blown awy. The trails follows the edge of the escarpment, wich is completely vertical here for several hundred metres. We climb to the summit of 4070m where we will have lunch. After lunch we descend to Chennek for about two hours along a steep trail. From chennek camp there are spectacular views in all directions. Sit down on a bench at the escarpment and try to spot Walia Ibex in the late afternoon and early morning. Sometimes Walia Ibex visit the edges of the campsite. Day 5: Cheennek – Buwait – Chennek, 5 -6 hours. On this day the character of the trek is more uphill and downhill. It is a bit tough while climbing up and easier while descend back but it is totally far from sheer cliffs. On this trip, from the top of Mt. Buhawit(4430m), we will have the opportunities to see the highest mountain peak in the entire country called Ras-Dejen (4543m) as well as the decent views of Mt.Buwahit itself. It takes an approximate time of 5 -6 hours to cover both ways and drive back to Gondar for about 5 hours. Day 6: Gonder to Lalibela: Fly to the UNESCO world Heritage Site of Lalibela – the Jerusalem of Ethiopia, and Africa’s own ‘petra’. In a fitting finale to your Ethiopia adventure, explore the monolithic red- hued churches incredibily carved in to the rock. Your guide will lead you through the network of crevices and tunnels linking each of the churches. The church are still in use today. Day 7: Lalibela (“African Petra”): Today your guide take you to the eastern group of rock hewn churches: smaller in size, these are no less impressive, with intricate carvings and many dark tunnels to explore! Travel further afield to the Nakutelab rock-hewn church, built into the side of a hill in a natural cave. The afternoon culminates in a visit to a private home to participate in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Day 8: Lalibela – Addis: The end of the visit will be flight back to our capital town Addis Ababa and farewell dinner at one of the Ethiopian traditional hotel then transfer to the airport to back home. AMSALU TESFA amsalu@ethionorthtrekking.com
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  • Why the Misconception?

    Interestingly, the problem with maps is not that Africa is sized incorrectly.

    Using the animation below, you’ll see that Africa is actually the most accurately sized continent using the common Mercator map projection.

    The Mercator projection attempts to place the spherical shape of the world onto a cylinder, causing areas closest to the poles to be “stretched”.

    Africa, which straddles the Equator, barely changes in size — meanwhile, the countries furthest from the Equator become inflated from their true sizes on this type of map.
    Why the Misconception? Interestingly, the problem with maps is not that Africa is sized incorrectly. Using the animation below, you’ll see that Africa is actually the most accurately sized continent using the common Mercator map projection. The Mercator projection attempts to place the spherical shape of the world onto a cylinder, causing areas closest to the poles to be “stretched”. Africa, which straddles the Equator, barely changes in size — meanwhile, the countries furthest from the Equator become inflated from their true sizes on this type of map.
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  • The True Size of Africa

    Take a look at any map, and it’s clear that the African continent is a big place.

    However, despite the common perception that Africa is a large landmass, it’s still one that is vastly underestimated by most casual map viewers.

    The reason for this is that the familiar Mercator map projection tends to distort our geographical view of the world in a crucial way — one that often leads to misconceptions about the relative sizes of both countries and continents.

    The African continent has a land area of 30.37 million sq km (11.7 million sq mi) — enough to fit in the U.S., China, India, Japan, Mexico, and many European nations, combined.
    The True Size of Africa Take a look at any map, and it’s clear that the African continent is a big place. However, despite the common perception that Africa is a large landmass, it’s still one that is vastly underestimated by most casual map viewers. The reason for this is that the familiar Mercator map projection tends to distort our geographical view of the world in a crucial way — one that often leads to misconceptions about the relative sizes of both countries and continents. The African continent has a land area of 30.37 million sq km (11.7 million sq mi) — enough to fit in the U.S., China, India, Japan, Mexico, and many European nations, combined.
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  • WHO ARE WE?
    We are unsatisfied men and women;
    Still now sozzled by poetic wine.
    Versified with God’s word;
    Investigated by satan’s deed;
    Protected by heavenly sword.
    We are flows of inheritance;
    And an outcome of love and averse.
    A result of inception of art;
    A revolution by paradigm shift.


    We are transitions!... from past to next generations!
    Victorious on human abominations.
    With full spirits of love and nature;
    With a vision to see afar;
    from Wisdom of our father.


    We are passengers!
    On a vast road to win;
    Which has many destinations?
    To reach at the heavenly place;
    In God’s grace!


    We are flowers to bloom;
    With thorns and charm.
    With moral to touch due;
    From God’s Virtue.
    With enthusiasm from his reward;


    We have a journey on that vast road.
    But we can fail, cause of alternations;
    While we reach around the alley destinations.
    The gate of the one way whispers to give;
    By changing the stone to bread while we strive.
    The entrance of the other way shadows on the gloomed light;
    Unless otherwise we eat from it.
    It tells to us as we can not pass as owl;
    As it dies from the sky, and fail.
    The other end terrifies us by his sword;
    In its laager as death prowled.
    But we ought to hero and brave;
    To be safe and to survive.
    From the wrong passage of our life;
    Albeit we are in hunger, thirst, and not safe;
    All alternatives cannot lead to destination;
    But knowledge is a weapon.
    Trust is a key;
    In the home of Almighty.
    To confront with barriers;
    To fight with satan’s warriors.
    To have victory on human abomination;
    We shall think before we get in;
    In to our destination!
    There are fountain of love and admire;
    Winners will live together.
    There is no discrimination;
    To flowers of God’s children;
    Black, white, Latin, North American;
    Red Indians, White, African.
    In the hidden heavenly palace of Almighty;
    All are beautiful, no one is there ugly.
    From our trust and knowledge;
    We have to find the alley passage.
    We may believe in science;
    Or we may say that there is no hidden place.
    From knowledge of Paleontologists;
    From philosophers, archaeologists.
    We may reject the veracity of Eva and Adam;
    To say whether Australopithecus or Lucy is our mom.
    Instead of Eva, the first woman;
    We may be in dilemma by saying who win?
    By counting millions of years behind us;
    By hypothesizing dinosaurs;
    Apes and Monkeys in our history uproar.
    Defending the Alchemies of person;
    Before the biological evolution;
    By saying there had had millions of years of chemical evolution.
    Before this universe, the moon, the sun, the earth;
    There was the power breath.


    We are just humans of a result of God’s art;
    To see in his light; with perceptions to judge realities and abstract;
    In his spirit to delight.
    And finally to rest;
    While it comes, the Mort.


    Yeah, we are swimmer in our thought hadal;
    Some time we ride on our phantasm saddle;
    Then we have zany paean;
    Why we fly on our fictions air plane.
    While we transport on our imagination yacht;
    With our characters to delight.
    On the pellucid sky;
    We see the star some times the galaxy.
    while Storms of dark clouds hide the crest;
    Thunder sparks on the earth;
    Our imagination will go beneath.
    Our lung punts the breath.
    Our ego enters in to conflict;
    Our pen nib starts to flight;
    To pacify our heart bit.


    Yeah, we passengers!
    On the imagined place runners.
    On the phantasm of our dream players.
    On paper field of our creatures investigators;
    Via pen nib beautiful history writers;
    From nostalgia tellers;
    From our knowledge teachers;
    From other writings learners.
    We are beautifully shaped persons!
    From our senses and spirits of love;
    We are owner of our imagined alcove.
    In fictions history pages building;
    We have home for sleeping;
    We have families from starting;
    We are alive while reading;
    And we are memory at the end.
    They will breath in our manuscripts;
    They may grow if they have fates.
    While others visit them;
    They will start to bloom.
    Then we reminisce all;
    Within us they won’t fail.


    Who are we now?
    We see and sow
    We reap from our seeds;
    Whether they are hated or beloved;
    Once they are created.
    We are always slaked for them;
    For love and wisdom.
    Who are we now? Let’s say together,
    We are poets and writers!!


    Yeah, we are bards;
    Like dove like birds.
    To build our world;
    We float on our mood.
    To find meaning from our ego;
    To reminisce from years ago.
    As birds used to build their nests;
    Our mind makes many flights.
    As they tighten their wall;
    We tights stanzas and strophes well;
    As they snog with their couples.
    We delight with smooching rhymes;
    Then we complete versified poems.
    We are lorn bards, and writers;
    To love nature and to teach others;
    Who are we? Let’s say it together;
    We are poets and writers!!


    ( Alemseged Sisay Woldemariam’s Poetry)
    Written 22/09/2019 G.C , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    WHO ARE WE? We are unsatisfied men and women; Still now sozzled by poetic wine. Versified with God’s word; Investigated by satan’s deed; Protected by heavenly sword. We are flows of inheritance; And an outcome of love and averse. A result of inception of art; A revolution by paradigm shift. We are transitions!... from past to next generations! Victorious on human abominations. With full spirits of love and nature; With a vision to see afar; from Wisdom of our father. We are passengers! On a vast road to win; Which has many destinations? To reach at the heavenly place; In God’s grace! We are flowers to bloom; With thorns and charm. With moral to touch due; From God’s Virtue. With enthusiasm from his reward; We have a journey on that vast road. But we can fail, cause of alternations; While we reach around the alley destinations. The gate of the one way whispers to give; By changing the stone to bread while we strive. The entrance of the other way shadows on the gloomed light; Unless otherwise we eat from it. It tells to us as we can not pass as owl; As it dies from the sky, and fail. The other end terrifies us by his sword; In its laager as death prowled. But we ought to hero and brave; To be safe and to survive. From the wrong passage of our life; Albeit we are in hunger, thirst, and not safe; All alternatives cannot lead to destination; But knowledge is a weapon. Trust is a key; In the home of Almighty. To confront with barriers; To fight with satan’s warriors. To have victory on human abomination; We shall think before we get in; In to our destination! There are fountain of love and admire; Winners will live together. There is no discrimination; To flowers of God’s children; Black, white, Latin, North American; Red Indians, White, African. In the hidden heavenly palace of Almighty; All are beautiful, no one is there ugly. From our trust and knowledge; We have to find the alley passage. We may believe in science; Or we may say that there is no hidden place. From knowledge of Paleontologists; From philosophers, archaeologists. We may reject the veracity of Eva and Adam; To say whether Australopithecus or Lucy is our mom. Instead of Eva, the first woman; We may be in dilemma by saying who win? By counting millions of years behind us; By hypothesizing dinosaurs; Apes and Monkeys in our history uproar. Defending the Alchemies of person; Before the biological evolution; By saying there had had millions of years of chemical evolution. Before this universe, the moon, the sun, the earth; There was the power breath. We are just humans of a result of God’s art; To see in his light; with perceptions to judge realities and abstract; In his spirit to delight. And finally to rest; While it comes, the Mort. Yeah, we are swimmer in our thought hadal; Some time we ride on our phantasm saddle; Then we have zany paean; Why we fly on our fictions air plane. While we transport on our imagination yacht; With our characters to delight. On the pellucid sky; We see the star some times the galaxy. while Storms of dark clouds hide the crest; Thunder sparks on the earth; Our imagination will go beneath. Our lung punts the breath. Our ego enters in to conflict; Our pen nib starts to flight; To pacify our heart bit. Yeah, we passengers! On the imagined place runners. On the phantasm of our dream players. On paper field of our creatures investigators; Via pen nib beautiful history writers; From nostalgia tellers; From our knowledge teachers; From other writings learners. We are beautifully shaped persons! From our senses and spirits of love; We are owner of our imagined alcove. In fictions history pages building; We have home for sleeping; We have families from starting; We are alive while reading; And we are memory at the end. They will breath in our manuscripts; They may grow if they have fates. While others visit them; They will start to bloom. Then we reminisce all; Within us they won’t fail. Who are we now? We see and sow We reap from our seeds; Whether they are hated or beloved; Once they are created. We are always slaked for them; For love and wisdom. Who are we now? Let’s say together, We are poets and writers!! Yeah, we are bards; Like dove like birds. To build our world; We float on our mood. To find meaning from our ego; To reminisce from years ago. As birds used to build their nests; Our mind makes many flights. As they tighten their wall; We tights stanzas and strophes well; As they snog with their couples. We delight with smooching rhymes; Then we complete versified poems. We are lorn bards, and writers; To love nature and to teach others; Who are we? Let’s say it together; We are poets and writers!! ( Alemseged Sisay Woldemariam’s Poetry) Written 22/09/2019 G.C , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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How to Use Phonetic Keyboard - See example below

Use combinations of english letter constants and vowels to form the amharic pronounciation. Note the use of upper case E and W to write "ሜ" and "ሟ", respectively. Press Esc to toggle writing between English and Amharic Keyboard. See the example table below to form the "መ" variations.

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