Hiking & Culture - Relaxed travels through the North
Centuries old cultural sites, high mountains with a huge variety and spectacular landscapes make this trip to Ethiopia a real enchanting experience. On this award-winning easy hiking tour through northern Ethiopia you explore the country in a refreshingly different way. You have plenty of time to experience people, culture and nature. You will see the insider tips off the beaten track, hike on the Menz Guassa Plateau and in the Lasta Mountains near Lalibela. You stay overnight in small local guesthouses and thus support the local communities and nature conservation projects of the region.
But also the culture lovers will get their money's worth. Plenty of time will be available to discover the rock churches of Lalibela or the medieval castles of Gondar and Lake Tana Region.
Accompanied by a German speaking guide this 17 days trip is the perfect mix of being active in pristine nature destinations and not missing out the classics. Awarded as a sustainable tour in 2016 by the German travel magazine GEO SAISON. On hikes off the beaten track you take our time and get in touch with the people and nature of Ethiopia. By consciously choosing two accommodations in nature reserves you support the communities in these sensitive regions and the development of sustainable tourism in Ethiopia. You observe blood-breasted baboons, go on a stalk for the Ethiopian wolf and other mountain dwellers.
On the way through Ethiopian history you visit wonders of church architecture in Lalibela and experience the Christian Orthodox religion, as well as the castles of Gondar with their glorious history. At the highest lake in Africa, Lake Tana, you explore medieval monasteries and admire the flying skills of colorful tropical birds. Lake Tanasee is a highlight for bird watching. More than 300 species of birds live here and with a little luck you will spot storks and crown cranes.
- GR11-04: October 8 to 24, 2021
- GR11-05: December 17, 2021 to January 2, 2022
- GR11-06: January 12 to 28, 2022 (incl. Timkat Festival)
- GR11-07: April 08 to 24, 2022 (incl. Hosanna & Easter Fesitvals)
Tour code: GR11
Operator: Partner of SimienEcoTours