Day one: Trek from Lalibela to Ber Metebekiya 6,hur
After early Breakfast trek from Lalibela to Ber Metebekiya (3600m altitude, which gives you more outstanding panoramic views of the area. The Ber Metebekia positioned and take in 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside.
The trekking from lalibela to Ber Metebekiya is not an easy comparing to your 2nd 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 to know how local community live in the mountains.
On the way to wedebye 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)
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 Ber metebekiya and 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 prepared privet Tukul Hut for you)
after your dinner locals will present a lovely typical traditional dance of the Highland Tribes, you can enjoy the music till your time to bed. The Guide will give you brief about next day program & options.
Accommodation at: Privet Home stay at Ber Metebekiya
Day two: Trek to Lalibela or in another Direction Trek to Yimrhane kirstos 5hur
Your last day is optional. You have two options.
Option 1: in another direction Trek to Yemrehane Kirstos (5hur) after lunch visit the marble churches of yimrhanne kirstos, which predates the Lalibela churches and was built using a completely different style of construction involving marble and wood. The church is built inside a cave. Pass through different villages and learn about local crops on different plateaus, specular view till your reach the church.
Option 2:After breakfast trek to one of the highest peak of the area name Chebertay (3900m). looking over the beautiful village of Sekota mountains and mount Abune Yousef, return back to the village for lunch.
After lunch trek from Ber Metebekiya to Lalibela 4 hur, on the way have some time at Hudad to watch the Ghelada baboons a gain.
Accommodation at: your choice Hotel.