Abune Yosef – 4 Days Trekking

4 Days


Looking to explore the stunning landscapes of the Abune Yosef massif without having to worry about logistics? Then this 4-day, an all-inclusive private tour is perfect for you! Traveling with your own private guide and porters, you’ll spend two nights in highland villages and one in an eco-lodge, with plenty of opportunities to see gelada monkeys and the historic Yemrehanna Kristos church along the way. And of course, no trip to the Abune Yosef massif would be complete without scaling the 14,055-foot (4,284-meter) Rim Gedel. With all meals included, as well as door-to-door round-trip transfers from your hotel, this tour takes all the hassle out of exploring one of Ethiopia’s most beautiful regions.

Trip Highlights

  • Experience Ethiopian highland life and landscapes as you hike Abune Yosef
  • Explore in comfort with an experienced private guide and porters
  • Spend two night in villages and one in an eco-lodge: tour includes all meals
  • Take it easy with pickup and drop-off direct from your hotel


Your guide and porter will pick you up from your hotel at 7 am. After a few minute's walk, you are already on the highlands of Lalibela. After 3hrs hike you will reach the MERABARBU plateau. Lunch will be served there and you also will have a long break to enjoy the spectacular valley and mountain views. The trek continues to the 2nd big escapement called AD MEDHANEALEM, after having a long break there you will continue to walk to Ad Medhane Alem Village, overnight in the village.

We will have breakfast in the family hut before hiking to WEDEBIYE ABO VILLAGE. Lunch will be served at Zigit Eco Lodge, and then we will have a long break before hiking to the Twin Zigits and to a very high peak called RIM GEDEL (4284mtr). We will spend the night at Zigit Eco Lodge.

After breakfast at Abune Yosef Eco Lodge, commence hiking from the lodge to the famous Cave church of YEMREHANE KRISTOS. After reaching Yimreha Village around 1 pm and a lengthy break, you will go explore Yimrehane Kristos cave church, built 85 years before the 11 rock-cut churches in Lalibela town. Overnight in the village.

Day 4 :

After breakfast in the village hike to Lalibela town. On this hike you will cross the plateau called DAGOSACH big valley of MEDAGE. Around 4pm you will reach Lalibela Town If its your choice you also can drive 4WD from Yimrehane Kristos to Lalibela town.

Includes and Excludes

Price Includes

  • 4WD transportation
  • Guide and Scout
  • Tent or cost of a night in community houses
  • Food and bottled mineral water
  • Accommodation

Price Excludes

  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Gratitude

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Abune Yosef – 4 Days Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Abune Yosef, lalibela
  • 2-10
  • Easy
  • Addis Ababa, Lalibela
  • Lalibela
  • 4260 M