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Lasta Mountains: Highland Eco Trekking Tour in Lalibela

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    Starting early in the morning the hike with an English- speaking, local guide goes right up, deep into the beautiful Lasta mountains above Lalibela, providing vast, fantastic views over the land. The different hikes can be combined with visiting the still working mountain monastery Asheten Maryam or the beautiful cave church Yemrehane Kristos as well as the still not often discovered, deep in the woods church Emekina Medhane Alem. Clear highlight of all tours is the personal interaction with the Ethiopian Highlander farmers, being able to take part in their daily activities and lending a hand with all, even the possibility to teach in the mountain school. Of course always included is the famous and very special Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

    Food and bottled water is taken care of, for longer treks there will be a donkey for transporting things, as well as an own cook coming.

    Up on the plateau called Abune Yoseph hordes of Gelada Baboons are running freely, it is also one of the best places in Ethiopia for spotting many different birds from eagles to bearded vultures and many more and, not to be forgotten: the Ethiopian Wolf lives up here too.

    So, altogether it is a great combinations of exploring the beauty of the Ethiopian landscape like on top of the world with learning about the real Ethiopian culture from the people itself and seeing absolutely rare animals. The great thing about these tours is also the starting point right in Lalibela.
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    Reviewed 7 January 2018

    I booked a 7-day tour with Highland Eco Trekking to Lalibela, trekking to mountains in Lalibela, Axum, Gondar, and Bahir Dar. I first reached out to Daniel via email and then we communicated via WhatsApp. Daniel was very responsive and shared tour information. However, I...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank Patrick H
    Daniel M, Owner at Highland Eco Trekking Tours Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

    Dear Patrick, Thank you very much for taking your time to write your feedback, very important for us to improve our service! Sorry again for the driver in Addis being not on time at your hotel to take you to the airport, and the unfriendly...More

    Reviewed 5 November 2017

    Visitng Lalibela can go any way. It can be crazy, hectic, quiet and chilling. If you want to feel comfortable and welcomed, make sure to get a hold of the guys from Highland Eco Trekking and make sure to ask for Ashu. The young, highly...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank Nachotripping
    Reviewed 3 November 2017

    Last week two friends of mine took a 2 day trip to Lalibela, and we had gotten a recommendation from other friends to take a trek with the guide Ashu when we arrive. We met him, and he offered very welcoming rates, and worked with...More

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank Chelsea B
    Reviewed 5 January 2016

    We did a 2 day tour with Highland Eco trekking in the lalibela highlands as a family with 2 bigger children and stayed with a farmer family. this was really a very special experience. the walk was long and intensive, but the scenary was great....More

    Date of experience: December 2015
    Thank Bie452
    Highland_Trekking, Manager at Highland Eco Trekking Tours Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2016

    thank you for your nice words. having the opportunity showing our international guest the great, friendly culture of Ethiopia off the beaten track makes us very happy!

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    gabe750
    1 May 2018|
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    Response from LalibelaAdvisor |
    Yes, you can do a 1 days trek, Asheten Mariam and Lalibela Hudad from Lalibela town is recommended. Contact highland eco trekking tours ethiopia for more information
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