3 Days community trekking tour to Abune Yosef Massif
The Abune Yosef Massif, and its wild life
Taking part in the daily activity of the local highlander farmers
Of the beaten path
The peaks of of Rim Gedem (40284m), and the twin Zigits (4000m)
This tour includes the undiscovered Mount. Abune Yosef, the 3rd highest massif in Ethiopia, a home for the endemic wild animals like: Gelada Baboons, Simien Wolf, and birds.
Group Tour: Min. 1/ Max. 12 persons
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 7.30ish.
From there directly you will start your trekking tour.
Very soon Lalibela stretches underneath your feet and you are already in the beautiful LASTA MOUNTAINS.
After around 3hrs you will reach the first plateau above ABI JACULA called MERABARBU.
There you will have a nice and well- deserved longer stop including some snacks and fruits.
The trek continues to the next plateau called AD MEHANE ALEM (ATABKIT),
You will reach it after around 2 hours.
Till now ALL of our customers love this special spot very much since you already have such a great view into the Ethiopian Highlands underneath you.
There you also receive your lunch- it will be sent from our mountains lodge to you.
From Ad Medhane Alem (Atabkit) you now will continue to walk towards the AD MEDHANE ALEM VILLAGE, NEAR ASTABIR, and your 'home' for tonight.
After breakfast trek to Abune Yosef Eco Lodge on WEDEBIYE ABO, close to the village called TIGU KEBELE.
You will have lunch and later we will take you to the SMALL and BIG ZIGGIT, beautiful peaks of the area, and highest mountain here, called RIM GEDEL (4284mtr)..
The night you will spend in Abune Yosef Eco Lodge.
after breakfast trekking back to Lalibela, through the still working mountain monastery church called ASHETEN MARYAM, home for some monks and nuns, living some sort of hermit life there.
You will reach Lalibela around 3pm.
If you would like to explore the highlands on a mule or horse back- no problem! Please ask us for availability and prices!
An English speaking trekking tour guide
A personal cook
Enough bottled water for the whole trek
Entrance fee for Abune Yosef conservation area
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
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
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.