Transport: Surface and Air.
Day 01: Arrive Addis Ababa
Arrive in Addis Ababa. Afternoon city tour of Addis Ababa which include the national museum, ethnographic museum and Merkato.
O/N: Ambassador hotel
Day 02: Addis Abab-Lalibela (2500m)
In the morning, fly to Lalibela. The rest of the day, visit the first group of rock-hewn churches from 1200 AD.
Day 03: Lalibela –Merebarbu (3500m)
In the morning visit the second group of rock-hewn churches. In the afternoon, trek to Merebarbu enroute visitng Asheten Mariam monastery church from the 13th century.
O/N: camping at Merebarbu.
Day 04: Merebarbu-Wedebye (3700m)
Start the 4 hours trekking from Merebarbu to Wedebye (3600 to 3800).
O/N: Camping at Wedebye .
Day 05: Wedebye-Abune Yosef (3900m)
Continue the trek for ~4 hours to Abune Yosef (4130). En route enjoying the stunning view covered by afro alpine types of vegetations you will have the chance to spot endemic mammals like Gelada Baboon and Simen Fox.
O/N: Camping at Abune Yosef.
Day 06: Abune Yosef-Degosach-Yimrhane Kirstos
From Abune Yosef, the third highest pick in the Ethiopia, we will trek on the plateaus of Degosach en route visiting different villages. At Yimrhane Kirstos, you will visit the 12th Century built up cave church which is very famous for its unique style of architecture, construction and interior decorations.
O/N: camping at Yimrha.
Day 07: Yimrha-Arbatu Ensesa-Lalibela
In the morning, walk down hill to visit Arbatu Ensesa, a rock-hewn church from the 4th century AD. At the same point, meet your driver for the drive to Lalibela en-route visiting Bilbala Cherkos.
Day 08: Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Departure
Fly back to Addis Ababa. In the afternoon, city tour of Addis Ababa and diner at Habesha 2000 Traditional Restaurant back home. End of tour.