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Addis Ababa -Bahir Dar -Gondar -Lalibela -Abune Yosef Community Trekking - -Addis Ababa

Highlights

Lucy, 3,200,000 years old human skeleton

The world wonder rock hewn churches of Lalibela

Community Eco Trekking

Lake Tana monasteries, & Blue Nile Waterfall

Gondar Old Castles

This tour includes all the northern tourist highlights and community trekking to the undiscovered highlands above the famous Lalibela town, there you will get to experience the way life the local farmers, even take part in their daily activity. The old and famous monasteries on Lake Tana, the Blue Nile Waterfall and the old Gondar Castles are also the main highlights.

Tour Detail

10 Days Package Tour

Maximum 12 / Minimum 1

Itinerary

DAY 1:

ARRIVAL IN ADDIS ABABA
personal pick up from Bole International Airport, Addis Abeba, transfer to the hotel

depending on arrival time visit in a traditional restaurant

Overnight: at Hotel, Addis Ababa
 

DAY 2:

CITY TOUR IN ADDIS ABABA

full day tour, including the National, the Ethnological Museum and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

afternoon visit of Merkato

Overnight: at Hotel, Addis Ababa

 

DAY3:

FLIGHT TO BAHIR DAR & CITY TOUR IN BAHIR DAR
early flight, transfer to the hotel

boat trip on lake Tana to 2 different island and it’s monasteries, boat tour for checking on Hippopotamuses, afternoon drive/short hike to the Blue Nile Falls

Overnight: at Hotel, Bahir Dar

DAY 4:

DRIVE TO & CITY TOUR IN GONDAR
car drive to Gondar (3-4 hours), transfer to the hotel, half day tour to the World Heritage castles and royal baths and the church of Debre Birhan Selassie

Overnight: at Hotel, Gondar


DAY 5:

FLIGHT TO LALIBELA
early flight, transfer to Hotel, time for resting, possible excursion/easy walk of Lalibela town

Overnight: at Hotel, Lalibela

 

DAY 6:

FULL DAY LALIBELA WORLD HERITAGE CHURCHES TOUR

Morning till mid-day: visiting the north-western cluster of churches -Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha.

afternoon: visiting the south- eastern cluster of churches –Bet Gabriel Rafael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Emanuel, and Bet Abba Libanos and Bet Giyorgis

Overnight: at Hotel, Lalibela

 

DAY 7:
TREKKING TO ABUNE YOSEF MASSIF

After a solid breakfast AT your hotel, your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 7.30ish. From there directly you will start the trekking.

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 ('something on top of something'- the plateau on top of the mountains)

The trek continues in the direction to the next plateau called AD MEHANE ALEM (ATABKIT, From Ad Medhane Alem (Atabkit) you now will continue to walk towards the AD MEDHANE ALEM VILLAGE, NEAR ASTABIR, and your 'home' for tonight.

 

DAY 8:
TREKKING TO RIM GEDEL PEAK AND VILLAGE VISIT

After breakfast (prepared by your own cook) you start a shorter trek this day (around3-4 hours) passing by tiny Ethiopian farmers huts, many happy and curious children, farmers working on their fields, cows and sheep’s crazing freely- to our huts/Tukuls on WEDEBIYE ABO, close to the village called TIGU KEBELE.

If you want to, we can climb with you to the very top of the highest mountain here, called RIM GEDEL (4284mtr). or visit the local mountain school- you even can teach here- or you run out with the youngsters, helping them to herd the animals. The night you will spend in the lodge/village again.

 

DAY 9:
TREKKING BACK TO LALIBELA TOWN

after breakfast trekking back to Lalibela, tru the still working mountain monastery called ASHETEN MARYAM, home for some monks and nuns, living some sort of hermit life there.

You will reaching Lalibela around 3pm.

 

DAY 10:
TRANSFER TO LALIBELA AIRPORT FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO ADDIS ABABA

We bring you to Lalibela airport for your flight to Addis Ababa, if your intentional flight is late afternoon or night, we invite you for a nice good bye dinner in one of the traditional restaurant.

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