Day 1: Fly To Lalibela – Visit Lalibela Churches – Trek To Degosach Eco Lodge
Fly to Lalibela and take the airport shuttle transfer to the Town (40minute) and visit the rock hewn churches of Lalibela.Lalibela is most famous for its churches. Visit the 12-13th century Rock hewn churches called the Eighth wonder of the world which are still active places of worship and host many major religious Ceremonies. The churches are carved out of solid rock, and each has unique architectural features. Take a wander through the tunnels and stairways linking the churches together.
Drive to the site where we find a concentration of some of Ethiopians most famous Rock Hewn churches, mostly referred by many as the living wonders of the world, this churches are, they have been here for at list 900 years, an active christen shrine, the spiritual center of the counters religious life. The monolithic churches where carved out of 2600-sq natural rock terrace in the twelve century AD by king lalibela.
BeteMedhanialem, the largest monolithic Rock hewn churches of the world, Magers 37.7 ft in Height, covers an area of almost 2625 Square ft and has walls that are up to 6 feet thick. A plain building supported by 36 pillars on the inside and anther 38 pillars around the outside. BjteMedhanialemmodeled on the original st.Merryzion church build by king Ezana in 4th century at axum.
The Rock hewn churchs that we will visit today is the first group of churches and 3rd group included: BeteMedhanialem, Bete Mariam, BeteMeskel, BeteDenagl and BeteGologota Michal
Let in the afternoon drive to degosach eco lodge 40munite, you have 25munite wak after the car stop to the lodge. Once you arrive the lodge you can walk to the nearest villages to learn about the life of the local people including farming practices, cattle rearing and local traditions. Spend the remind of the afternoon enjoying the silence of Degosach Eco Lodge 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 The eco lodge.
Enjoy your diner under the star and moon. 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.
Accommodation at: Degosach Eco lodge
Day 2: Fly Back To Addis Abeba
Have your breakfast overlooking with a beautiful sunrise through the mountians. After breakfast walk 25 minute to the rode where you will be pick up by 4×4 for your drive to the airport for your flight, the drive from Degosach Eco Lodge to Airport.