Hiking the Lasta Mountains in the surroundings of Lalibela
The world famous rock churches of Lalibela are a must-see for almost every tourist visiting Ethiopia. But did you know that the surrounding mountains are one of Ethiopia's top hiking destinations? Therefore this trip offers you the option to combine your stay in Lalibela with some spectacular hiking through villages and rural parts of Ethiopia. At Mt. Abuna Yoseph Community Conservation Area at more than 4,000 meters you will get a glimpse of nature and might spot the iconic blood breasted Gelada baboons as well as the Ethiopian Wolves.
Accompanied by one of our experienced SimienEcoTours mountain guides (English, Italian, French, Spanish & German available) a unique and yet unknown hiking trip awaits you. Lalibela is enclosed by the towering Lasta Mountain range. It is the third highest range in Ethiopia. The trip takes you slowly to the highest summits of the Lasta chain with overnights in simple but beautifully located community lodges.
On your the first two days you hike through green farmlands and small farming villages before the last day brings you to the afro-alpine meadows surrounding the highest peaks. At more than 4,000 meters you have good chances to spot the endemic wildlife of Ethiopia such as the blood breasted baboons, the Ethiopian wolves and birds of prey.
Overnight stays are selected in community lodges where your contributions support the life of these rural communities. The trip can be booked individually or as an extension option for groups that spend already some time in Lalibela to see the historical churches.