Gesher Ethiopia Trek October 2020

13th - 22nd October 2020

Ethiopia, Simien Mountain Trek

Ethiopia is little known and little visited but it is an extraordinary country with a unique culture, complex history and superb scenery.

This superb trek is designed to showcase the isolated splendour of the Simiens.  Approaching from the south the gradient is fairly gentle, but as you head further north, rolling plateau come into view and sheer cliffs plunge almost vertically for 1,000 metres to the plains below.  The massif itself has been sculpted by 30 million years of up thrust and erosion in to a wonderland of jagged ridges, pinnacles, strangely cropped conical mountains and heart-stopping precipices where you feel that you are at the very edge of the world!

Our challenge is to trek for six tough days  to summit the mighty Ras Deshen at 4,543 metres. A unique and inspiring adventure awaits!

What is Included:

  • Return international flights from London to Addis Ababa in Economy*
  • Return internal flights from Addis Ababa to Gonda
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and local transfers
  • All accommodation based on twin share, hotels at start/end of trek, camping on trek
  • All meals (unless stated)
  • Celebratory dinner at the end of the trip
  • Professional qualified local guides
  • UK Expedition Leader
  • UK Doctor

*Please note there is the option to upgrade to Business Class flights (subject to availability) at an additional cost. Please contact Ultimate Challenges directly. 

What is not Included:

  • Airport taxes and fuel surcharges 
  • Lunch on day 2 and 11
  • Gratuities
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance

*We ask you to raise £1,750 for Gesher School*

Please note trips costs are based on 20+ participants.  

This trek will raise much needed funds for our school enabling us to buy specialist equipment for the children and to expand so that we can continue to accept more children. Rates of autism and SEN amongst children in the UK are at an all time high yet the specialist provision they require to access an education is woefully inadequate and unable to meet demand. Gesher plans to grow significantly over the next few years so that we can give a group of vulnerable children the best start in life. Our school has the ability to totally transform the trajectory of a child’s life by providing them with the therapeutic early intervention and life skills that they need and we need your help to make a big difference.

If you would like to go out to Ethiopia earlier or upgrade than the set departure dates please do contact Ultimate Challenges directly to arrange this.  

Further information on the trek such as kit lists, what to expect on the trek and training advice will be sent once you have signed up for the challenge 

  • I highly recommend Ultimate Challenges to anyone looking to organise a challenge event. Their enthusiasm for what they do is evident in every part of their service. Their UK staff, leaders, doctors and ground crew are second to none. - Connie Potter, Event Fundraising Manager WaterAid
Our Instagram
Our facebook


  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • All specialists well travelled
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All challenges designed to suit individual needs


  • 95% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7