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: 4 days
Day 1: Departure
Mekle to Gheralta
After early breakfast we will drive from mekele to North about 100km towards the massive Gheralta mountains, we will drop you at the point where we will start our 4 days Trekking. Before we start the trek we will have snack at the bottom of the mountain, after our snake we will continue the trekking 2 hour to reach the old church on the sky called youhans maqudi, after visiting Youhans Maqudi and short break to enjoy the spectacular view of Gheralta mountains, we will continue the trekking about 3 -4 hours to reach the colorfully decorated church which is dated back to 7thc, 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 early breakfast we will continue our trekking admiring the wonderful view, wildlife and traditional Tigray house to reach Mariam papsite, we will experience of the typical tigray people way of life if you are interested you will be invited to one of farmers house for Ethiopian coffee or to experience their life style.
After visiting that church continue trekking to the base camp about 4 hours.
Accommodation at: camping in village of korkor.
Trek from Korkor to guh
After early breakfast start the trekking to the highest point of Gheralta which is 2700 above sea level to see view towards 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, enjoy the 360% view from every corner of Gheralta mountains, endless chain landscapes of tigray.
Accommodation at: “guh” Village
Trek to Hawzan – Drive to Mekle or Axum
After breakfast continue trekking to visit one of the famous and best church of Gherlta area called abune yemata .
Accommodation at: your choose Hotel in Hawzan or you can drive to Mekele or Axum.
Accommodation at: Your Choose Hotel
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