This will take you totally off the beaten trail to experience the Real Ethiopia in its untouched and raw form. Walk through farmland just outside the Simien Park, se how farmers have lived for centuries. You will be hosted in simple guesthouses that they have built, and they will provide you with meals, tea and coffee. The walks are not for the faint hearted; the altitude is around 3,000m and above, but the views and the hospitality will blow you away.
Depending on the season you will see ox-drawn ploughing, livestock threshing or people winnowing their crop in the wind with age old farm tools carved from the hard Olive wood trees. In November farmers start harvesting, cutting their crops with sickles. Its a through back to mediaeval life in Europe, with the rhythm of the year being dictated by the agricultural season and the church calendar. The year is punctuated by major and minor feast and saints days, some celebrations in which the whole community participate with dancing and drinking and magnificent processions. The rhythm also follows the market days in the local towns and you could well find tyourself on the trail with hundreds of farmers and their families on their way to the market.
This trek needs a minimum of 4-5 days and has quite long vehicle transfers into the area. It is recommended to add on 1 or 2 days in the national park after the trek.
This is a flexible itinerary and we can suit to your needs