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2 Days community trekking tour to Ad Medhane Alem (Atabkit)/ Asheten Mariam


Asheten Mariam monastery Church

Taking part in the daily activity of the local highlander farmers

Of the beaten path

The village of Ad Medhane Alem (Atabkit)

This tour includes the famous monastery church of Asheten Mariam, and an overnight with the locals in the escarpment village of Ad Medhane Alem.

Two Days community trekking tour to Ad Medhane Alem (Atabkit)/ Asheten Mariam

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Tour Details


2 Days

Tour Type

Group Tour: Min. 1/ Max. 12 persons

Guiding Method

Live guide/instructor

Guide Language


Starts/ Ends

Lalibela/ Lalibela


In the morning, latest around 7 you will meet your guide either at your hotel or Highland Eco Trekking Ethiopia office.

It is actually only a very short walk out of town, 2 minutes after leaving the office you are already above Lalibela.

in around 3400 meters height you will reach the still working mountain monastery called ASHETEN MARYAM.

After this break your way brings you up even deeper into the highlands.

You now soon arrive at AD MEDHANE ALEM (ATABKIT), a big plateau overlooking Lalibela. Here you will have your lunch and a well-deserved long break- you are now at around 3600meters!  

You will continue to walk towards the AD MEDHANE ALEM VILLAGE, NEAR ASTABIR, your 'home' for tonight. 


After breakfast you will gather your things and the walk towards Lalibela starts- here and there you will have a stop to enjoy the views or the animals. 

Town will be reached around 4-ish in the afternoon. 


If you would like to explore the highlands on a mule or horse back- no problem! Please ask us for availability and prices. 


Merebarbu at Lalibela Hudad
The view on the way to Ad Medhane Alem


An English speaking trekking tour guide

A personal cook

Enough bottled water for the whole trek

The expenses for all the accommodation during trekking

All the food provided for you while on the hike

A porter and Donkey who will carry your bags with the things you need; you will only carry your own little backpack with the things you want to use on the way, like your camera and 1 bottle of water

What you need to bring:

-Closed, comfortable shoes (trekking shoes)

- Sun protection (strong suns-cream 50+) and hat

-Jacket, Jumper, long pants, and Shors


Extra donkeys/mules/horses or a car.

Tips for guides, and souvenirs.
Accommodation in Lalibela town

Any international, and Domestic flights are not included in this price.

Travel insurance is not included.

The traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony

All activities on the trek -f.i. with the farmers

the possibility to safely store not needed luggage in Lalibela in our office

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