Day one: Trek from Lalibela to Ber Metebekiya 6,hrs
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 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 to know how local community live in the mountains.
On your 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) 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 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 diner 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 from Ber Metebekiya to Dewalka Village 5Hrs
Trek to Dewalka Village , Pass through different villages and learn about local crops on different plateaus as you climb up, specular view till your reach Dewalka ], where you will have overnight for the next day trek to Abune Yousef Park.
In the afternoon Depend on your interest you can walk around the village to see locals life, Also you are very welcome to join the daily activities of 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 we know wedding ceremony or any Traditional ceremony happen on the day you arrive the guide will let you know in advance if you are interesting to attend and what you should do at the visit.
Accommodation at: private Home stay at Dewalka Village
Day three: Trek to Abune Yousef Park – Degosach Village
After having breakfast trek to the 3rd Highest peak in Ethiopia Called Rim Gedel (4300m) inside at Abune yousef park, you will enjoy the spectacular view of abune yousef park and different fauna and flora, visit swarm of Gelada 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 and clime till the last point the peak Of Rim Gedel.
After picnic lunch, you will have an easy Trek to the beautiful land escape & farm.
Accommodation at: Degosach
Day four: Trek from Degosach to Lalibela 5,hur or in another Direction Trek to Yimrhane kirstos 4hrs
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 from dewalka village 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 merbarbu for Last visit of Gelada baboons, birds and other mammals of the area.
Accommodation at: your choice hotel