From the ground, the towering mountains cast huge shadows across the sand, a brief respite from the heat.
Of the countless churches in the area, 35 are accessible via different routes, all well-worn by an epoch’s worth of pilgrims, priest, travellers and tourists, each ascending the steep stone walls for the same solitary reason, to witness, first hand, the secrets held within.
The Tigray region, in particular the Gheralta region, is home to some of the oldest churches in the country.
The churches in Gheralta are some of the best preserved ancient monasteries in the world.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Bole International Airport to Mekelle city|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 1 hours before the flight.|
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Day 1: Departure
Mekele to Gheralta
Drive from mekele about 100 km towards the massive Gheralta mountains to drop you at the beginning of the trekking site after breakfast in the bottom of the mountain continue trekking 1:30 to reach the old church on the sky called Youhans maqudi after visit this church continue trekking about 3 -4 hours to reach the colorful decorated church which is dated back to 7 thc, AD called abune Abraham and continue down to the base camp about 2 hour.
Accommodation at: camping in the village under the big tree.
Trek To Korkor
After breakfast by our professional cook continue trekking admiring the wonderful view, wildlife and traditional Tigray house to reach Mariam papsite After visiting that church continue trekking to the base camp about 4 hours.
Accommodation at: camping in village called korkor.
Korkor to hawzan
After early breakfast start trekking to the highest point of the Gheralta which is 2700 above sea level to see view to wards the 4 corners of the remarkable Gheralta mountains & after lunch in the top the mountain continue trekking to visit the church of mariam korkor & Danile korkor, after visiting those churches we will continue one hour walking to Hawzan.
Accommodation at: Hawzan
Day 2: Return
Drive back to Mekelle
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