Day 1: Transfer from Gondar to Sankabar camp. You can be dropped off two hours trek before the campsite to enjoy the views over the escarpment and you are likely to spot large groups of the Gelada monkey. You camp at Sankabar which is at 3250m.
Day 2: Trek from Sanakabar camp to Gich camp via Jinibar falls, which takes around 6 hours. Gich camp is at 3600m.
Day 3: Trek from Gich to Chennek (3620m) via Imet Gogo. At Imet Gogo there are excellent views of the Simien escarpment and on the Gich plateau you will see the endemic plant Giant Lobelia in abundance . At Chennek there are again excellent views, and you should see more Gelada monkeys, Walia ibex and if you are lucky the Ethiopian wolf. Trekking time of around 9 hours.
Day 4: Trek up Ethiopia’s second highest peak Ras Bwahit, at 4430m, and return to Chennek camp
Day 5: Morning trek around Chennek. Afternoon transfer back to Gondar.