Trek in the rural highlands of Ethiopia 

We arrange community walks along the Meket Escarpment, which let you experience the Ethiopian mountains and wildlife while you learn more about how people live in rural Ethiopia. There are more than a dozen campsites in the mountain chains of the Lasta Massif. They’re community-tourism initiatives, which simply means that they’ve been set up so that remote rural communities can benefit from tourism too.

You stop to chat to local people you pass, your guide translating as well as explaining the customs and the practical challenges for people living here. Some days you picnic, and others you enjoy a sit-down lunch prepared by local people.  If you’re walking for more than one day, you sleep in one of the community-run eco-lodges. Your walk can last from one to 11 nights, depending on your time and your fitness.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

 DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN ADDIS ABABA AND EXPLORE THE CITY IN THE AFTERNOON. Overnight at HEYDAY HOTEL or similar

There are a range of churches and museums to explore, not to mention the markets and art galleries. We will arrange dinner for you at a traditional Ethiopian restaurant, complete with traditional music and dancing. Ethiopian jazz can also feature as late-night entertainment.

DAYS 2, 3 & 4  IN LALIBELA – 3 nights at TUKUL VILLAGE HOTEL or similar  

The northern Ethiopian town of Lalibela contains the highest concentration of rock-hewn churches in the country. Constituting the major pilgrimage site for followers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, its eleven churches are among the finest of Ethiopia’s 200 rock-hewn churches.

  • rock-hewn churches and mountain monasteries
  • biblical early morning church services
  • cave churches
  • spectacular religious festival and open market experiences

DAYS, 5, 6, & 7 TREKKING IN THE HIGHLANDS – 3 NIGHTS IN A COMMUNITY LODGES IN RURAL VILLAGES 

This is a community tourism trek, and each night you sleep in one of the community-run eco-lodge. These are clusters of traditional tukuls (roundhouses) with beds, simple showers, and eco-toilets. They are thoughtfully sited along the escarpment so that you wake up to magnificent views each morning. You will be 2800m high throughout your trip.

  • spectacular landscapes
  • meeting local people
  • walking along the plateau
  • staying in rural villages with a clean and simple eco-lodge

DAY 8 – FLY BACK TO ADDIS ABABA

Take a late night flight back to the UK


Tour price from £1,200 per person on a twin sharing basis.

* Group size minimum 4 / maximum 6

All prices are subjected to changes and availability 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All flights and ground transports
  • 4 nights accommodation on a B&B basis
  • 3 nights’  full board while trekking
  • all entrance and permit and local guide fees
  • all government taxes, fuel costs and driver allowances
WHAT’S  NOT INCLUDED

  • visa fees
  • travel insurance
  • alcoholic drinks and other bottled drinks
  • tipping

TERMS OF BOOKING

Payment of 30% deposit to confirm your tour booking. The balance must be settled no less than 10 weeks before your departure date.

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