We had a fantastic time hiking in the Simien Mountains and in the highlands around Lalibela. Staying in the Degosach Eco Lodge was a highlight, with local villagers joining us for a dinner and foot washing (which they told us was based on ancient tradition going back to earliest Christianity in Palestine; see Gospel of John 13). Experiencing Timkat in Gonder was one of the most profound travel experiences of my life.
Molla’s logistical arrangements were wonderful. The hotels were comfortable, the food was excellent, and our guides were excellent, hospitable, and generous.
I recommend Lalibela Eco Tours. You will meet wonderful people. You will experience the beauty of Ethiopia. And you will help real people in a struggling economy.
We traveled in January 2019. I’m writing this review rather late, and the only option for dates on the Trip advisor website are more recent than 2019. So I had to choose a date that didn’t fit our actual travels.