Trekking Expedition Irobland & Gunda Gunde Monastery
Why not doing something exceptional? Enjoy one of Ethiopia’s unknown secrets in the far North. Our September expedition leads you to Irobland close to neigboring Eritrea and the Danakil Depression. Only few tourists have done this trekking tour so far that leads you to an impressive and unexpected part of Ethiopia.
Meet the semi-nomadic and very hospitable Irob people along your trip and stay at their homesteads for 6 days/ 5 nights. Their mountainous homeland is no less impressive: steep mountains and the 3.200 meters high Mt. Assimba make it a perfect and challenging hiking destination in a breathtaking scenery. Along your way lies the 14th century Gunda Gunde monastery once one of the influential monasteries of Northern Ethiopia. Nowadays, far away from civilisation some monks and century-old manuscripts survived.
Back in the Tigray highlands your trip will get a comfortable end at Gheralta Lodge from where you will be transferred back to Mekelle airport where your trip ends. Optional extension nights for a discounted rate at Gheralta Lodge can be booked as well.
- GR04-01: September 5 to 10, 2020
- GR04-02: October 3 to 8, 2020