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Hiking the Lasta Mountains in the surroundings of Lalibela

Start at Addis Abeba
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Duration

4 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais

Overview

The world famous rock churches of Lalibela are a must-see for almost every tourist visiting Ethiopia.

But did you know that the surrounding mountains are one of Ethiopia’s top hiking destinations?

Therefore this trip offers you the option to combine your stay in Lalibela with some spectacular hiking through villages and rural parts of Ethiopia.

At Mt. Abuna Yoseph Community Conservation Area at more than 4,000 meters you will get a glimpse of nature and might spot the iconic blood breasted Gelada baboons as well as the Ethiopian Wolves.

Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours mountain guides (English, Italian, French, Spanish & German available) a unique and yet unknown hiking trip awaits you.

Lalibela is enclosed by the towering Lasta Mountain range.

It is the third highest range in Ethiopia.

The trip takes you slowly to the highest summits of the Lasta chain with overnights in simple but beautifully located community lodges.

On your the first two days you hike through green farmlands and small farming villages before the last day brings you to the afro-alpine meadows surrounding the highest peaks.

At more than 4,000 meters you have good chances to spot the endemic wildlife of Ethiopia such as the blood breasted baboons, the Ethiopian wolves and birds of prey.

Overnight stays are selected in community lodges where your contributions support the life of these rural communities.

The trip can be booked individually or as an extension option for groups that spend already some time in Lalibela to see the historical churches.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nature of Mt. Abuna Yoseph Conservation Area
  • Discover Ethiopia's rural life in the countryside
  • Climb Zigit Mountain at 4.011 m
  • Stay in community guesthouses

Itinerary

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Hiking the Lasta Mountains in the surroundings of Lalibela
Hiking the Lasta Mountains in the surroundings of Lalibela

Day 1 Arrival and first trek at Mt. Asheton
Day 2 A lofty hike crossing the plateau and villages
Day 3 Hike the nature of Mt. Abuna Yoseph Conservation Area
Day 4 Meet an Ethiopian family for lunch

Included/Excluded

  • all accommodations in twin/double rooms (upon request); 1x with private toilet/shower in a hotel in Lalibela and 2x with common toilets/bucket shower in community lodges in the Lasta Mountains (1x mid-range, 2x low-range);
  • all transfers and travels from/to Lalibela airport with private car (minivan & 4x4);
  • full board as per itinerary (1 drink per meal included, alcoholic drinks excluded);
  • all entrance fees and permissions at tourist attractions, churches, museums and national parks as per itinerary;
  • all persons for safety and security (when mandatory);
  • all tips for meals;
  • all taxes and administrative fees;
  • experienced SimienEcoTours mountain guide (fluently English & Amharic speaking), other languages upon request.
  • If you decide to get a chance to do some more sightseeing in Lalibela before or after your trekking, you are free to do so. All further activities or excursions can be organized on your own or SimienEcoTours can give you a hand with that.
  • OPTIONAL:
  • Domestic flights from/to Addis Ababa: extra charge on request;
  • entrance to Asheton Mariam Monastery: US$ 20/person
  • Lodge upgrades: extra charge upon request
  • domestic & international flights;
  • sleeping bag (it is recommended to bring your own);
  • travel insurance;
  • visa for Ethiopia (currently US$ 52);
  • alcoholic drinks;
  • other tipping (guides, porters, etc.);
  • photo and video fees (if any apply);
  • all extras and personal expenditures.

Durations

Multi day

Tour's Location

Start at Addis Abeba

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