Trekking (Lluis Dantart, CRBA)
Loop trek to Explore Abune Yoseph in combination with TESFA community huts
4 Nights/5 Days
This trek can either begin or end in Lalibela or Genet-Mariam. Genet-Mariam is home to a rock-hewn church and there are other cave churches to visit along this route. This trek will reward you with fantastic views as you climb steeply at times through villages.
Day 1 – Lalibela to Genet-Mariam: A 45 minute drive or a 17km hike brings you to the rock-hewn church in Gent-Mariam (see page ## for more information). Spend the night where?
Day 2 – Genet-Mariam to Tadios Amba: This steep route takes you from the village, along a ridge to a cave church: Mekina Medhane. This treasure is rarely visited. The narrow path slowly gains altitude and you are treated to magnificent views as you arrive.
Day 3 – Tadios Amba to Agaw Beret: Passing through fields of giant lobelias, you will eventually arrive at the ACCA Community lodge at 3,952m. Behind the lodge is Rim Gedel – Ethiopia’s third highest peak. Climb it at sunset or sunrise for astounding views.
Day 4 – Agaw Beret to Ad Medhane Alem: Explore the Afroalpine terrain in search of Ethiopian wolves, geladas, leopards and lammergeyers and retire at this hut which is perched on a fantastic ledge overlooking Lalibela.
Day 5 – Ad Medhane Alem to Lalibela: Passing through forests of giant Erica, the descent takes several hours and takes you through the home of Hamadryas baboons living at surprisingly high altitude.