Gheralta Rock
Gheralta Rock
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Lucien
    France3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Experience with Aregawi!
    I have been traveling along Ethiopia for several weeks and I met my guide Aregawi Gebrehiwt who was fantastic and was recommend by trip advisor in many travel sites. First when I met my guide aregawi we started greetings and he was happy,humble and well prepared to show me some of the adventure hikes to the mountain of Gheralta where I visit Abune yemata (guh) ,Mariam korkor and others around.he explain me all the details and history that I couldn't find it though I made intense research before I went. Absolutely amazing nature with extraordinary Painting inside the churches and are well preserved till the present. Aregawi and his driver took me to local house where we experience coffee ceremony that made my heart felt with the kindness of the locals. After this trip aregawi also arranged my trip to danakil depression with small group and that was unforgettable memory in my entire life. I trust on Aregawi Gebrehiwt and I really recommend him to all my friends and family who want to visit the whole Ethiopia. His Contact details : WhatsApp; +251914795520 Email; aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Isabelle M
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience, wonderdul Tigray
    What a wonderful region. Tigray is truly extraordinary. What a pleasure to be taken to the region by Berhanu, who showed us around with all his heart. The church visits are quite sporty, but well worth it. Berhanu is accompanied by a team of professionals to ensure that everyone reaches the summit. And the view is just... splendid. Just one word.... Waow. Thank you Berhanu 👍 excellent job 👌
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Andrea S
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Culture at live in Tigray
    Thanks to the Team of Birhanu! Tigray is our mind all over as former war zone. But what is the reality now, what is behind the very old culture, the perplex, the impressive, old and beautifull monastries in unbeliveble nice mountains. All that in 4 days, done in an frindly and profecional matter. Thanks, it was of the Kind of trip saved deep in the mind. The Team did a great job, reacted flexible and has an effektive network to make such a trip. Well done!!! We will come back!!! Interesed, call +251 91 486 1090
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Fanny Michiels
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gheralta Mountains tours _ INCREDIBLE
    With my family, we went to Tigray for 4 days. An amazing trip in the Gheralta Mountains and in Aksum. Our guide Berhanu was fantastic. He really put all his energy and passion to make the best trip for us. He is really listening to his clients and wants them to have the best experience in Tigray. His love for his region is transmitted through all his explanations about the places visited. We did some hiking in the mountains, visited amazing churches and had a beautiful cultural visit of the city of Aksum. The mountains and the views you can get from the top are simply breathtaking. The churches are really a must to visit as they are one of a kind and you will never find such beautiful and particular churches anywhere else in the world. Berhanu also presented us to his family. It was a great experience to see how local people are living. We ate a delicious ingeera and tried to bake one. His family was marvellous. Berhanu made sure that we had the most amazing time in Tigray region and really made this trip greater than expected! His team is also fantastic. His driver, Yemane was great! And the local guides with who he coordinated the cultural visits were very nice and gave great explanations about the places. I could not do otherwise than to recommend warmly to book with Berhanu's agency for your next trip in the beautiful Tigray region! Berhanu _ Gheralta Mountains Tours Ethiopia: +251 914 86 10 90
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Erwin W
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 days Gheralta and Aksum tour with Berhanu
    I did a 5 day tour visitingTigrai rock churches, Aksum and Yeha as well as getting a glimpse of the ashenda festival. Overall a good experience, but 5 days of churches results is probably a bit of an over load. The area is scenic and provides beautiful hiking opportunities. If you are planning a trip to Gheralta and surroundings and you need assistance, Berhanu is your man. He organised my trip from A to Z, which included picking me up from the airport.. He is punctual, reliable and knowledgeable. He grew up in the area and the money you spend finds it's way to the local community. Berhanu can be contacted on +251 91 486 1090.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 September 2023
  • micheal t
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went for ashenda to mekele and I wanted to go to Abuna yemata Guh while I stayed in Tigray for one week.
    I went to wukro with a normal mini bus but after that we rented a minibus and we called a really humble guy called Aregawi to guide us. He was really know around the area because he grew up there. He was fluent in English and guided us through the whole trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Niccolò P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Tigray with Aregawi
    Incredible place, full of history that everybody should learn about, with some of the oldest and most important churches on Earth. I highly suggest you to visit as it is safe to visit (October 2023) after the brutal conflict of the past two years. I visited thanks to Aregawi, an amazing and talented local guide. I’ll leave his contacts here: aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com and +251914795520 for WhatsApp. He has great prices, will plan everything according to your needs and wishes and he’s a great travel companion. I visited the churches of Mariam Korkor and Daniel Korkor which can be reached by a one or two hours hike with some of the most stunning views and the chance to meet the old priest in charge of the churches. I also climbed to the church of Abune Yemata, one of the most spectacular places you will ever see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Daniel
    Gerroa, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top tour guide for northern Ethiopia
    Like many others before me, I can highly recommend tour guide Berhanu (and his driver, Gebre) for guided tours in northern Ethiopia. Both speak English, are honest and reliable, and very helpful. They go out of their way to ensure the customer is happy. More than that, Berhanu has a network of colleagues throughout Ethiopia, and can even arrange tours in parts where he does not operate. After expressing an interest in visiting Omo Valley, Berhanu quickly arranged a tour for me there, saving me a lot of hassle. If you want an enjoyable, customised tour in northern Ethiopia, send Berhanu a Whatsapp chat message on +251914861090, and you're sure to be pleased with the result, as I was.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Clara P
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trigray round trip with Aregawi!
    We spent 4 days traveling around Tigray region with Aregawi. Discovering Mekelle, Aksum and the incredible Rock Churches of Gheralta was incredible. Aregawi interesting explanations and friendly attitude make everything so essay and smooth. You can contact him through these channels: Aregawi Gebrehiwet - The link Gheralta rock - WhatsApp number +251914795520 - Email aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Charlotte D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tigray great experience
    I had a wonderful trop of 4 days in tigray. The region is now peacefull and has a lot of treasures. Incredible treks, churches of the first christians , market, archeological sites.. so culture and adventure in wonderful landscapes. Berhanu our guide and his driver took Care of us and organize very well the trip and timing perfect. Good personns, reliable and profesional. I highly recommand. To join berhanu guide : +251 91 486 1090
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 December 2023
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claris
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I'd like to recommend our fantastic guide Berhanu (whatsapp +251914861090 / email birwel21@gmail.com).

We were camping in the Tigray region last month (Dec 2019) for 5 days. It was an all-inclusive package: guide(himself), transportation (airport to airport), camping equipment and camping crew, food, entrance fees). Berhanu helped to put together and customize everything. We discussed on whatsapp beforehand. The process went smooth, we were picked up on time at the airport, and visited all the churches as we agreed. (except one since we were out of time) The wonderful food our cook Mary prepared was one of the best we've had in Ethiopia. Berhanu put safety first, he was very caring when guiding us in the mountains. He took us to many great viewpoints (good for photos) where we didn't see other tourists around. On the last day, we camped at his mother's. It is a traditional house with lots farm animals around. His sister welcomed us with the coffee ceremony, and we even learned how to make injera from his mother! Overall, great experience. Contact Berhanu for your next trip!

This young man owns a tour company in Hawzen, but he can arrange tours all around Ethiopia.
Written 18 January 2020
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Katie L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Berhanu did an amazing job organizing a last minute trip that was perfectly tailored to what our group wanted to see. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly. They were also extremely patient when myself and another person in our party got sick. We had an enjoyable time exploring Axum, the Gheralta Churches, and The Danikil Depression. Our tour was extremely smooth despite our ailments . I strongly recommend using Berhanu's very reasonably priced service if you plan on visiting the area.
Written 16 March 2020
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Euglent
London, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazing experience in Tigray. Great history, beautiful culture and detailed information on all the churches. Arigawe was knowledgeable and very detailed and happy to explain and answer any questions raised. Highly recommend Arigawe for going above and beyond: picking you at the airport (meet and greet) giving you a detailed tour and sending you back to the airport. His pricing is spot on and his itinerary is fully customisable.

Get in touch with Arigawe on the below email and whatsapp number for more info:

- Email aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
- WhatsApp +251914795520
Written 17 April 2024
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joeandjackieinindia
Udaipur, India12 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Couples
We recently completed 2 day tours of Tigray churches (from Hawzen) with Berhanu (+251 91 486 1090) after meeting him at our hotel. We travel a lot and don't tend to take guides as we get tired of the constant attempts to over charge or rip you off in some way, but Berhanu was such a refreshing change that we signed up with him for two days!

Tigray itself was possibly the most relaxed and interesting place we have seen in Ethiopia, and an absolute must if you are OK with hiking (and heights is you are doing Abuna Yamata).

It was really refreshing to meet a guide and not feel like you are being pressured and ripped off from the start. We went for a few drinks in the evening and he was insistent on buying his own even though we offered repeatedly, and treated us to lunch and dinner. A really nice guy, and the only guide we've met in Ethiopia who we felt we got great value for money with and was actually genuine and honest with us.

If your doing Tigray definitely ask for him and enquire about the camping, because some of the spots looked beautiful, and we wish we had the time to do it!!

Would definitely recommend Berhanu as someone trustworthy, fun to be around, and genuinely good at his job. We will hopefully see you again Berhanu if we come back to Ethiopia!! And this time I won't wimp out of Abuna Yemata :D
Written 14 March 2020
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Wendy
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
Me and a friend went on a 3 day trek in Gheralta. We contacted Berhanu in advance and he organised everything. He picked us up in Mekele and welcomed us in Hawzien. After showing us the local market, we started our trek and were guided by his uncle (also called Berhanu). Overnight, we stayed in two different family homes which was a very special and personal experience. Also little stops during the treks at coffee houses or small cafés, made the experience feel like a community trek, where also the local community benefits from tourism. During our treks we visited 5 churches. The combination between hiking, meeting Berhanu's family and learning about Gheralta's churches, made the trip unforgettable. We would really recommend to contact Berhanu for visiting this region (+251 91 486 1090), he is very responsive on WhatsApp or you can also call him.
Written 14 January 2020
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sara1365
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We visited the Gheralta mountains in the north of country in January 2024 and I have to say we were fortunate to meet Araya, who guided us to the amazing churches of Tigray. We visited 4 churches, which thanks to Araya each of them were in a different way beautiful. Proportional to our need Araya made a package for us including accommodation in a hotel with good standards, transportation, food etc for a fair amount of money.
Araya even made my wish come true and took us to a local wedding in the village. On our first hiking day his wife cooked for us a delicious Ethiopian dish and they invited us to their house for lunch.
If I would go back to Tigray in the future I will for sure ask Araya to guide me and take me to hike.
He as well organises camping in the Gheralta area.
I highly recommend him to anyone.
He is knowledgeable, is familiar with hiking and climbing spots and takes care of the wishes of his clients.
Unfortunately I felt a bit sick on my hike and wasn’t the fastest but he hiked with patience with me and didn’t make me feel bad about my speed.
His WhatsApp number is:
+251 93 904 8682
Written 2 February 2024
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Tim J
Trbovlje, Slovenia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
One of the best things to do in Africa! I went to Gheralta and Mekele for 4 days with my mom. In the mornings we climbed 4th and 6th century churches and in the evenings we walked around city of Hawzen, where i played some table tennis with locals and they have fresh juice from any fruit you can imagine! Honestly for me and my mom Tigray seemed really safe, safer than some other parts of Ethiopia. People were really friendly and happy to finally see some tourists! I had a really good and fun guide who showed us the churches and went with us to the city, he arranged everything basically so it was very easy to just enjoy! We went to the churches with a car from Danakil.
Guide: Gebrehiwet +251914205694
gebrehiwetredae@gmail.com
Written 2 April 2023
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536mischaw
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Enjoyed a most impressive 3 days 2 nights trip to the Danakil Depression & Erta Ale (the volcano) with a group, guided by "Fish".

Really stunning views, night skies, landscapes like you'd imagine on Mars.. Fish is a very versatile guide, that will go the extra mile trying to give everyone the best experience. Be ready for the heat though! I believe he also does tours to Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Simien Mountains as well as the south (Omo valley).

Here's his whatsapp in case: +251 91 443 0313
Written 14 January 2024
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Douglas L
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A great adventure climb with no head paid to safety of any kind. This is an amazing place with the ascent to Abuna Yemata Guh a highlight for my boys and I. Guide will help you on the way and be prepared to tip them at the end. I gave 100 Birr for each of us - total 300 Birr (around 9 USD). You will also need to tip the local guide, and your own guide if going with a tour company. Don't be stingy with the tips, its small change for us, but provides food for the locals. The climb to Maryam Korkor and Daniel Korkor was also challenging but worth the views and the visit to the churches. Recommendations for travelers - do a bit of walking and physical training before you go and don't be wigged out by the climb - just give it a go, trust the Guides and don't look down!
Written 2 January 2020
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chloejds
Marseille, France16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Trekking in Gheralta Mountains was one of my favorite experience in Ethiopia. I spent 4 days with Gebre and his team in march. At first, I was a bit worried because of the recent war but finally I felt very safe in Tigray and people were very welcoming since it means for them that the war is definitely over. So there’s no problem at all about safety in Tigray, just go !
Gheralta Mountains are very beautiful with amazing views on the surroundings, and the churches are also really nice. Gebre is a very good guide and told me many interesting stories about the history and Tigray culture. He is a really good and generous person, he promotes local employment and helps local community in a sustainable way. This is really how tourism should work, so thank you for that Gebre ! He was also very helpful and helped me to arrange my trip after Tigray. So if you want to visit Tigray (anyway if you go to Ethiopia it’s a must!!), I can only suggest you to contact Gebre !

+251914205694
gebrehiwetredae@gmail.com
Written 8 April 2023
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