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Lalibela prepares to observe the “Ring of Fire”. This year, the annular eclipse, where the moon almost fully covers the sun, leaving a bright ring of fire in the dark sky will be celebrated on June 21, 2020 in the town of Lalibela, Ethiopia. The day will be marked in the historic town of Lalibela as it is expected to be one of the places in the world that the

We spent 2,5 days in Lalibela for chearch visitis and Lalibella and hiking to the top of Abuna Yosef (upto 4000 meter!). Lalibela Eco Trekking made a great program adapted to our needs and limited time schedule, and we had an excellent guide (Abeshi). After half a day chruch visit, we hiked to the Huded eco-lodge an absolute must and great start for the hiking routes), and next day early

Did a 2 days tour with one night in the mountain lodge. As the rating states: straight forward 5 stars. The hike, although slightly challenging due to hights (went with my mother), is just jaw-dropping beautiful and diverse, from deserty hills to green highlands and golden crop fields. The huts in the mountains are clean and comfortable, plenty of warm sheets, milky way night skies, the guys up there full

We used lalibela Eco Trekking Tours for our 10 day Hiking, nature and culture trip to Ethiopia, Lalibela and Tigrey. We were very statisfied with the service and communication we had with Molla Kossaw from lalibela eco trekking tours. We had Kassahun as our guide for 5 days in the mountains around lalibela and we were very statisfied. In the mountains around lalibela, the nature was beautiful, the hiking very

Want to go on a trek but need a companion? We have been thinking about linking solo trekkers who wish to have another person/people to join them to share costs, and be a companion on the trek. On this post we will note down solo trekkers who are looking for others to join them.

Ethiopia successfully hosted the eleventh session of the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, that took place in Addis Ababa from 28 November to 2 December 2016. Out of 37 nominations, the Committee inscribed 33 new elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Ethiopia’s Gada system, an indigenous democratic socio-political system used by the Oromo people, has been inscribed and becomes the third intangible

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Ashendye or Ashenda  is the name of a popular festival predominantly celebrated by girls and young women. It will is held in August, at the end of 15 days fasting of by members of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church called Filseta.

Timkat is the greatest festival of the year, falling on 19 January, just two weeks after the Ethiopian Christmas. It is commemorates Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. The next day is devoted to the feast of St. Michael the Archangel. From the end of the rains in October, the country becomes increasingly dry and the sun blazes down from a clear blue sky, so the

Christmas (Gena) in Lalibela is beautiful; it is colorfully celebrated because King Lalibela was born in the same day of as the birth of Jesus Christ. Starting two weeks ahead of Gena, numerous peoples from every corner of the country undertake the pilgrimage to Lalibela to attend the ceremony and to get spiritual blessings. The number of foreign tourists is also unusually high at this time. During the official day