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05 Degosach Eco Lodge By HandZaround Lalibela Ethiopia

4 Days

Day 1: Trek from Lalibela to Degosach 5hur

After early Breakfast Trek from Lalibela to Degosach (3600m altitude) 6 Hours, Which Gives you more outstanding panoramic views of the area.   The wedebye positioned and take in 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside.

Trekking from lalibela to wedebye is not an easy comparing to your 2nd or 3rd day but 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 for you to know about local community’s life in the mountains.

On your way to wadebye 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 You can walk to one of the villages close to the wedebye and learn about the life of the local people including farming practices, cattle rearing and local traditions or walk to the children’s school to teach any subject you would like. Spend the remind of the afternoon enjoying the silence of wedebye and overlooking the sunset.

At night gather around the fire not only for the cold but also the community  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 mountains when new Gust come to their house first they will give them food, then wash gusts feet and leave their bed for new gusts, (of curse now they will not leave their bed because they have prepared privet tukul room gusts)

Finally, enjoy the night dancing with locals, also learn how to dance and sing local traditional Ethiopian music till your bed time.

Accommodation at: private Home stay at wedebye

 Day 2: Trek from Wedebye to Tigu Keble 5Hur

Trek to Tigu Keble , Pass through different villages and learn about local crops on different plateaus as you climb up, specular view till your reach Tigu Keble, where you will have overnight for the next day trek to mount Abune Yousif.

In the afternoon Depend on your interest you can walk around the village to see locals life and Also you are very welcome to join the daily activities of the locals:  you can learn how to milk a cow, how to prepare and bake Injera (Ethiopian Traditional meal), you can help the farmers harvesting, visit the local school-you even can teach them- or you run out with the youngsters helping them to herd the animals. If any festival happens in the same day you will be invited to join.

Accommodation at: private Home stay at Tigu Keble

Day 3: Trek to Abune Yousef community conservation Park

After having breakfast trek to the 3rd Highest peak in Ethiopia Mount Abune yousef (4300m) you will enjoy the spectacular view of mount abune yousef  and different fauna and flora, visit swarm of Ghelada baboons, read fox, plenty of Birds and lots of Fauna and flora of the area…  with picnic you will spend most of your day inside Abune yousaf  parkand clime till the last point of  Mount abune yousef Named Rim Gedel (4300m)  let in the afternoon you will return back to Tigu Keble for overnight.

Accommodation at: private Home stay at Tigu Keble

Day 4: Trek from Tigu Keble to Lalibela 7hur 

After breakfast trek from Tigu Keble to Lalibela 7 – 8hur. Pass through different villages and learn about local crops on different plateaus, specular view till your reach Lalibela. On the way have some time at Merebarbu a last Stop to watch Ghelada baboons and Ethiopian lovely birds and other mammals of the area.

Accommodation at: you choose Hotel.