5 days Gheralta Mountains Trekking
This price is based on solo travellers. The price for 2 people will be $ 800.
Day 1: Mekelle- Mariam Papasiti
Drive from mekele for about two hours to giant sycamore tree camp. We will view the delightful Abuna Abraham rock church, which again requires a good climb in order to reach it; the views both inside and out always making the excursion worth it however. Tonight we will camp under the biggest sycamore tree in the region, a wonderful spot where many of the local exotic birds flock to nest in its branches. Totally trekking time will be 4-5 hrs. Overnight camping under the old sycamore tree.
Day 2: Sycamore Tree to Agoza Camp
After sunrise breakfast, we start walking in the valley and climb Mountain Kemmer, the highest mountain in the Gheralta range affording 360° views of the surrounding mountains and desert plateau of Tigray. We will also pass by a tiny rock hermitage carved into the mountainside before reaching our camp in Agoza village, where we will camp in the grounds of the local school, chatting with the villagers that often congregate there. 7 hours trekking and overnight camping at Agoza village.
Day 3: Agoza to Koraro Camp
Our hike takes us up to beautiful Abuna Gebre Michael rock church carved deep into the mountainside and adorned with magnificent frescos. We then follow the priest down a narrow natural defile cut through the rock of the mountain which leads to our campsite. This is situated in the lee of an enormous natural cave with a sandy floor for our tents. We celebrate with a barbecue of fresh meat and beer brought up from the nearest village, a campfire and dancing! 5 hours trekking and over night camping at Koraro village.
Day 4: koraro to mariam korkor
We will drive from Koraro to visit either the world-renowned Abuna Yemata or the beautiful Mariam Koko rock churches. To climb to Abuna Yemata requiring simple ropes and a harness for one particular point and after that keep trek to mariam korkor and Daniel korkor those churches are one of the oldest and finest rock churches overnight camping with the monks on the top of the mountain. It’s about 4 hours trekking and camping will be on the top table mountain of maiam Korkor.
Day 5: Mariam Korkor – Mekele – Addis Abeba
After the enjoyable sunrise and breakfast, trek down for about 2 hours from korkor mountain and drive for about 2 hrs to Mekele Airport for your flight back to Addis Ababa. End of the tour!
- All entrance fee
- Guiding fee
- Camping gears
- Food and water etc…
- Alcohol drinks
- Private shopping