2 Days, Community Based Trekking Around Lalibela.
Day 1: Trek from Lalibela to Degosach Eco Lodge
After early Breakfast trek from Lalibela to Degosach Eco Lodge (3600m altitude, which gives you more outstanding panoramic views of the area. The Degosach Eco Lodge positioned and takes in 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside.
The view starting 5 minute you left the city is spectacular; you will pass through few villages and farms. This will be your first day to know how local community lives in the mountains.
On your the way to Degosach you will take a short break for snack at Merebarbu (3300m). here we can embark to see swarm Group of Gelada baboons (endemic to Ethiopia) and other mammals, don’t wary if there is no Gelada at the time of your brake because we will see them again at mount abune Yousef Community conservation park.
After having your lunch and short brake at the lode You can walk to one of the villages close to Degosach and learn about the life of the local people including farming practices, cattle rearing and local traditions. Spend the remind of the afternoon enjoying the silence of Degosach Eco Lodge overlooking the sunset.
At night gather around the fire not only for the cold but the local people have a lovely tradition to welcome their Gusts by washing gusts feet; of course some of our client call it (foot massage). It is common for the people in the mountain when new Gust arrive their house first they will give them food, then wash gusts feet and leave their bed for gusts, (of curse now they will not leave their bed for you because they have The eco lodge.
Enjoy your diner under the star and moon. after your diner locals will present a lovely typical traditional dance of the Highland Tribes, you can enjoy the music till your time to bed.
Accommodation at: Degosach Eco lodge
Day 2: Trek to Lalibela Via Kenkenit Mikael Rock Hewn Church (The Church of St Michael) – Lalibela
After breakfast trek to one of the of the highest peak of the area name Chebertay (3900m). looking over the beautiful valleys of Sekota mountains and mount Abune Yousef.
After short break continue the trek to our new Eco Lodge 1hour. DegosachEco lodge positioned and take in our 360 degree Views over the surrounding countryside, spend a couple of hour enjoying the view from the lodge. Have your lunch at the lodge overlooking the beautiful view.
After lunch 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 countnue the trek to Lalibela one hour.
Accommodation at: you choose Hotel.
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Cost & Conditions
Price 60 USD/per person/per day
Meals (full bored)
All breakfasts, lunch dinners
Donkey for the luggage
English speaking Guide for the trek
Sleeping bags, mattress, blanket. Etc
Coffee and Dace ceremony
All Entrance fee
Any experience with the Locals community’s
Accommodation in Lalibela
Tip is personal
Anything which is not mention above.