Tour to Lalibela Rock Hewn Churches

Tour Overview

Ethiopia with a temperate climate, grand mountain scenery and a tradition of generous hospitality, all in all the Ethiopia highlands offer suburb trekking opportunities. Horses, mules, camels and donkeys are universal means of transport, so horse, mule and camel trekking has been a natural development. Trekking can be interpreted in many ways, but it is usually walking or riding a horse, mule or camel, or a combination of the two. The animals can be used just for carrying a load or can be ridden part of the time, and the usual group will have pack animals for baggage and some riding animals the group can be used in turn.

Trekking in Ethiopia does not involve any necessary skill, although it obviously is best if you are physically fit. The terrain is usually steep for only short period, when walking rather than riding may be necessary. Much of the time it will be walking, although this may be at an altitude as high as 4000 meters (13,120 feet). A slow pace is recommended, which is not difficult as there is so much to see and wonder at.

Trips can be tailored to meet and fulfill individuals’ needs or requirements, weather they need day trips around Dinsho, the headquarter of the Bale Mountains National Park or at Sankaber of the Simien Mountains National Park or ten or more days to explore the untouched stunning African land.

Tour Itinerary

TOUR CODE: OLET 6011

DURATION: 14 DAYS AND 13 NIGHTS

MEANS OF TRANSPORT: AIR AND SURFACE

Day 1: Arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International airport. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Fly to Lalibela; visit the first cluster of churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Visit Yimrehanne Kiristos and the second cluster. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Commence hiking to Geneta Mariam church. Overnight Camping

Day 5: Full day stay around Geneta Mariam church. Overnight Camping

Day 6: Continue trekking to Asheten Mariam church. Overnight Camping

Day 7: After breakfast trek to mount Abune Yoseph. Overnight Camping

Day 8: After breakfast time keep on hiking to Bilbila. Overnight Camping

Day 9: Visit the monastery of Yimrehanne Christos. Overnight Camping

Day 10: Discover Bilbila Gyorgis and Cherkos churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 11: Resume trekking way back to Lalibela town. Overnight Camping

Day 12: In the morning; keep on hiking back to Lalibela. Overnight Hotel

Day 13: After breakfast time; flight back to Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 14: Time to visit Addis Ababa; and in the evening departure to home.

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