Trekking Expedition Irobland & Gunda Gunde Monastery
Why not try something truly exceptional? Choose our new itinerary to the unknown Irob land and discover some of the secrets of Ethiopia's far north. Our expedition leads you through the extraordinary mountains of Irob land, close to neighboring Eritrea and the Danakil Depression. Only a few tourists have tried this trekking tour: be among the first to explore this 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 impressive: steep mountains, breath-taking scenery, and especially the 3.200 meters high Mt. Assimba makes this area a perfect and challenging destination for hikers. Along the way, we visit the 14th century Gunda Gunde monastery, once one of the most influential monasteries of Northern Ethiopia. Even today, monks living out of time carefully guard their monastery and its precious possessions including ancient manuscripts.
Returning to Gheralta area in the Tigray highlands, our trip finds comfort and repose at the posh Gheralta Lodge, from where more trekking options and tour extensions are possible. Transport to Mekelle airport included. Optional extension nights at Gheralta Lodge can be organized at our special discount.
- GR04-01: October 24 to 29, 2020 - ✘
- GR04-02: December 19 to 24, 2020 - ★
✘ - canceled/fully booked
★ - available
✓ - guaranteed departure