Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester

Highlands of Ethiopia

Ethiopia has a fascinating history and is home to many unknown treasures and dramatic landscapes. The Simien Mountains of Ethiopia offer superb wilderness trekking with stunning scenery, enormous cliffs and escarpments and the chance to spot unique wildlife such as the Walia Ibex and Gelada Baboon. On our specially designed itinerary we steadily ascend the escarpment trails to the upper flanks of the Simien Mountains. Establishing our campsites on the volcanic plateau our sense of isolation is complete. The thin cool air is punctuated with the calls of rare wildlife, while below the forested gorges merge with the undulating farming lands that stretch across the vast catchment of the Blue Nile. We combine this exceptional trek with a journey across a land dotted with rock-hewn churches, medieval castles and ancient obelisks reflecting a culture dating back more than 3000 years.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Addis Ababa
DAY 2 In Addis
DAY 3 Fly to Bahir Dar, visit Blue Nile Falls and island monastery
DAY 4 Drive to Gondar
DAY 5 Commence trek in Simien Mountains National Park
DAYS 6/9 Gradually ascend escarpment to base of Ras Dashen
DAY 10 Ascend Ras Dashen (4563m)
DAYS 11/13 Trek through farming lowlands
DAY 14 Complete trek, drive to Axum
DAY 15 In Axum
DAY 16 Fly to Lalibela in morning, afternoon visit churches
DAY 17 Fly to Addis Ababa where trip concludes

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Trip Code: HOE
Trip Grading: Moderate to Challenging
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  06 October 2014
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price: $4,390.00 NZD

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Internal flights (subject to change & availability) NZ $ 820
S Timket Festival Supplement NZ $460

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