8 Days Unique Tours

Lalibela to Abune Yosef: Highland Adventure through the Holy Lands

Duration 7 Nights/8 Days

Tour Code: EAET 905 A

Combining a visit to historic Lalibela rock-hewn churches with trekking in the highlands is the perfect way to experience Ethiopia’s rich history as well as its natural beauty. Lalibela is usually billed as Ethiopia’s number one tourist attraction not to mention holy shrine to which thousands of Orthodox pilgrims flock every year on January 7th. EAET believe the contrast of visiting the churches that attract people from all around the world with visiting a mountain that very few people visit gives the adventure the best both worlds.

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. Overnight Hotel

Day 2: Arrive to Lalibela in the early afternoon, have lunch and visit the first Lalibela rock-hewn church cluster. Overnight Hotel

Day 3: Lalibela: Early day hike to Asheten monastery and church (4 hrs total). Hike to 3400m and visit some of the first churches carved in Lalibela. In the afternoon, we visit the second cluster of Lalibela churches. Overnight Hotel

Day 4: Lalibela: Visit Yimrehana Christos church that is 42km away by car. Then spend the afternoon and evening exploring Lalibela on your own. Overnight Hotel

Day 5: Abune Yosef: 6-7 hr trek from the hotel (2600m) to base camp in Tigu Kebele (3700m).

Day 6: Abune Yosef: Wake up early and do 3 hrs trek to summit of Abune Yosef (4300m). Have lunch on summit and walk back to base camp.

Day 7: Abune Yosef: 5-6 hr trek back to Lalibela stopping for lunch on the way, meals are provided by guide/cook.

Day 8: Lalibela: Fly to Addis Ababa enjoys farewell dinner and transfer to the Airport to fly back to Home.  

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