8 – Days Lalibela Trekking

Tour Description

Tour Code: FET-LLT01 Tour Program to Lalibela Trekking Ethiopia
Attractions: History, Religion, Scenery & Wildlife
Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights
Transportation: Surface drive, flights & trekking

Day 1: Arrival at Bole International Airport &Addis Ababa City Tour
Meet and greet you FANOS Ethiopia Tours representative at exit of luggage claim and transfer you to the hotel
Depending on your arrival you will visit in Addis Ababa. Your first visit will be the National Museum (pre historic, cultural, archaeological attractions), Ethnographic Museum of Addis Ababa University (culture, dressing style, traditional practices of over 80 ethnic groups, and collection of traditional musical instruments).
Your visit also comprises tourist attraction sites like Emperor Minelik’s Palace, St. Raguel’s Church (after a drive to Entoto Mountain - 3000 meter above sea level), Merkato, (the largest open market in Africa).
After lunch you will visit Trinity Cathedral. It was constructed by Emperor Haile Selassie in 1947 (ornamented with carvings and mosaic and other artistic works such as paintings of saints and the apostles on the stained glass) and visit Merkato, the largest open market in Africa. In the evening, you will have dinner at the hotel and you will rest.Overnight stay in Oasis Hotel Apartment, Addis Ababa.

Day 2: Flight to Laliblea and trek to Merebarbu (3500m) – 3 hrs
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will take you to Lalibela. You will arrive in Lalibela early in the afternoon. Lunch in Lalibela.
After a brief break you will trek to Merebarbu. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Merebarbu, where you will visit the Wollo-Amhara village. You will have dinner and stay the night community house. Overnight stayat local Community house.

Day 3: Trekk Merebarbu to Tigu Kebele (5 hrs )
Right after breakfast, an early morning trekking will take you to Tigu Kebele (5hrs) that is found on the foot of Mount Abune Yosef (4130 m above sea level). Lunch in the bush.
En route enjoying the stunning view covered by afro alpine types of vegetation you will have the chance to spot endemic mammals like Gelada Baboon and Simen Fox. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Tigu Kebele. You will have dinner and stay the night at community house. Overnight stay at local Community house.

Day 4: Explore Abune Yosef
In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking to the tip (Rim Gedel) of Mount Abune Yosef, (the third highest pick in the Ethiopia, trek the rocky & steep trail). Trek back on the different path and total round trip takes about 4 -5 hours.
Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Tigu Kebele. You will have dinner and stay the night at community house. Overnight stay at local Community house.

Day 5: Trek to Yimrhanne Kirstos
In the morning, you will have breakfast and start trekking (7-8 hrs) to Yimrhanne Kirstos. Lunch in the bush. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Yimrhanne Kirstos. You will have dinner and stay the night at community house. Overnight stay at local Community house.

Day 6: Visit Yimrehanne Kirstos and drive back to Lalibela
In the morning, you will have breakfast and visit the cave Church of Yimrehanne Kirsots. Then drive back to Lalibela(45Km from Lalibela). Then you will arrive in Lalibela. You will check into a hotel. You will have dinner, rest & spend the night there. Overnight stay in Panoramic View Hotel.

Day 7: Visit the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Early in the morning, after breakfast, your visit will be to the eleven rock-hewn monolithic (carved from a single rock) churches of Lalibela (UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches). In the evening you will get back to the hotel, rest, have dinner and relax.Overnight stay in Panoramic View Hotel.

Day 8: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure
After a relaxed breakfast, a short flight will take you back to Addis Ababa. You will arrive in Addis Ababa in the afternoon where you will do some shopping for souvenir.
Finally you will be taken to a farewell dinner to Ethiopian (Habesha 2000 or YOD Abyssinia) traditional restaurant where you will taste Ethiopian food & drinks and a live music & dance. Then depending on your scheduled flight; you will be transferred out to Bole International Airport for return flight back home.