Local communities near Lalibela invite you to accept their hospitality trek through their age-old lands. Set in the dramatic landscape of the highlands of northern Ethiopia, with basalt cliffs, Gelada Baboon and birds of prey soaring on the thermals, your visit in Lasta mountains around Lalibela will be the highlight of your trip to Ethiopia.
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|ATWEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
For most visitors to Ethiopia, it’s all about the north. More than anywhere else on Earth, northern Ethiopia has the ability to wow you day after day after day.
Day 1 Trek from Lalibela to Ber Metebekiya, 6hur
Ber Metebekiya, at an altitude of 3600m, gives you outstanding
panoramic views of the area with 360-degree views over the
The climb from Lalibela to Ber Metebekiya is sometimes a little taxing in comparison with your much easier second day, but the views, starting only 5 minutes after you leave the town, are spectacular as you pass through small villages and farms. This will be your first day of experiencing how the local communities live in the mountains.
On your the way to Ber Metebekiya you will take a substantial break for snacks at Merebarbu (3300m). At this point there are good possibilities of seeing family groups of Gelada baboons (endemic to Ethiopia) and other wildlife.
After having lunch and a short break, you can walk to one of the nearby villages and learn about the lives of the local people, including farming practices, cattle rearing and local traditions. Alternatively you can walk to the local school and interact with some of the school children. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent enjoying the peace of Ber Metebekiya and waiting for the sunset. In the evening you can gather round the fire with the local people, keeping warm, enjoying their company, and experiencing the tradition of a foot massage if you wish to. It is common for people in the mountains, when new guests arrive, to first give them food and then wash their guests’ feet. A private tukul hut will have been prepared for your night’s sleep in these very simple but welcoming surroundings.
But before you sleep, the local people will enjoy performing some
Traditional highland tribal dancing for you. The day will end with a
Reminder of the next day’s programmer.
Accommodation at: private Home stay at Ber Metebekiya
Day 2 Trek From Ber Metebekiya to Dewalka 5hur
Trek to Dewalka Village , Pass through different villages and learn about local crops on different plateaus as you climb up, specular view till your reach Dewalka ], where you will have overnight for the next day trek to Abune Yousef Park.
In the afternoon Depend on your interest you can walk around the village to see locals life, Also you are very welcome to join the daily activities of locals: you can learn how to milk a cow, how to prepare and bake Injera(Ethiopian Traditional meal), you can help the farmers harvesting, visit the local school-you even can teach them- or you run out with the youngsters helping them to herd the animals. If we know wedding ceremony or any Traditional ceremony happen on the day you arrive Lalibela Eco Trekking tours Guide will let you know in advance if you are interesting to attind and what you should do at the visit.
Accommodation at: private Home stay at Dewalka Village
Day 3 Trek to Abune Yousef & Degosach Eco Lodge, 8 hur
After having breakfast trek to the 3rd Highest peak in Ethiopia Called Rim Gedel (4300m) inside atAbuneyousef park, you will enjoy the spectacular view of abuneyousef park and different fauna and flora, visit swarm of Ghelada baboons, read fox, plenty of Birds and lots of Fauna and flora of the area…
with picnic you will spend most of your day inside abuneyousaf and clime till the last point the peak Of Rim Gedel.
After picnic lunch, you will have an easy Trek to the beautiful newly Built Eco Lodge Named Degosach Eco Lodge
Accommodation at: Degosach Eco Lodge
Day 4 Trek from Degosach Eco Lodge to Lalibela, 5hur
After morning breakfast with beautiful sunrise, you will trek back to Lalibela
Trek to one of the ancient Church and non-visited by tourist, this church is 500Years older than Lalibela churches.
The historic church is encircled by Juniper Trees. The weather on this mountain ridge where the monastery is located is very cold during Ethiopian Winter (wet season) and cold nights during the Ethiopian Dry season.This particular rock hewn church was carved out of solid rock during the period of Axumite Period emperor GirmaAsferie (666E.C.) and Bishop Aba Mussie, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had been the one in charge to have carved this rock hewn church.
Some of the wall carvings and effigies of Arch Angels and crosses carved on the walls. These carvings resemble to the ones that are seen on the walls of Bete Golgotha and bête Mariam rock hewn churches in Lalibela.This particular monastery church is believed to have housed abundant number of ancient parchments and other ancient treasures according to our sources from the monastery’s scholars and elders of the area. There is annual Festival on November 12 (Ethiopian Date) and on June 12 (Ethiopian Date) as religious and commemoration festivals.
After visiting the church, countnuie the trek to beteAmbesa villagebeteambesa mine (House of lion) this is a beautiful valley area with 3 rivers and many village table, fruit & coffee farms. You can visit one of farm to tray Ethiopian coffee. Then continue the trek to Lalibela one hour.
Accommodation at: Your chose of Hotel