Gheralta Rock
Gheralta Rock
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • jan
    Windisch, Switzerland1 contribution
    Best Tour to Tigray Rock Churches
    I spent 5 Days with Gebrehiwet in the beautiful Mountains of Gheralta. (Inc. Driver, Cook) There are options for camping, trecking, homestays and much more. Gebre is an amazing Guide with good english and he is supporting the lokal farmers with his tours. He ajusted the tour to my desires and my fitnes and also helpt me with getting in and out of tigray by bus. Thanks! Flying to Mekele is the easyiest way but if u like bus is possible. I felt very save within Tigray and the people were most welcoming and eager to start normal life again. I can truley recomend Gebre as a guide and if u need help planing any tour in Tigray u can contact him. (+251 91 420 5694, gebrehiwetredae@gmail.com or Facebook, Website is not yet running) for more information about the tour, read the old comments from befor the war. All the best for the future to those people in Tigray!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Maria M
    3 contributions
    Most beautiful and amazing hike ever
    I went with a friend on a 4 days private tour to Gheralta Rock Churches. The site is absolutely astonishing and everything was perfectly organised. Gebre is an amazing guide and he can tailor the tip to your whishes (whether you prefer hotel or camping, how fit you are, what are your interest...). We did mainly camping and went with a cook. Apart of a good organiser, Gebre is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. Both the nature and the rock churches are astonishing and we found people in Tigray extremely nice and welcoming. They were extremely happy to see some tourist coming back and we perceived a strong desire for things to go back to normal. So I highly recommend going now for anyone with a sense of adventure. You will have the whole beautiful place to yourself. Gebre's contact: Tel +251 91 420 56 94. gebrehiwetredae@gmail.com
    Visited March 2023
    Written 10 March 2023
  • Tim J
    Trbovlje, Slovenia2 contributions
    Amazing Gheralta in March 2023
    One of the best things to do in Africa! I went to Gheralta and Mekele for 4 days with my mom. In the mornings we climbed 4th and 6th century churches and in the evenings we walked around city of Hawzen, where i played some table tennis with locals and they have fresh juice from any fruit you can imagine! Honestly for me and my mom Tigray seemed really safe, safer than some other parts of Ethiopia. People were really friendly and happy to finally see some tourists! I had a really good and fun guide who showed us the churches and went with us to the city, he arranged everything basically so it was very easy to just enjoy! We went to the churches with a car from Danakil. Guide: Gebrehiwet +251914205694 gebrehiwetredae@gmail.com
    Visited March 2023
    Written 1 April 2023
  • chloejds
    Marseille, France4 contributions
    What an unforgettable experience in Tigray !
    Trekking in Gheralta Mountains was one of my favorite experience in Ethiopia. I spent 4 days with Gebre and his team in march. At first, I was a bit worried because of the recent war but finally I felt very safe in Tigray and people were very welcoming since it means for them that the war is definitely over. So there’s no problem at all about safety in Tigray, just go ! Gheralta Mountains are very beautiful with amazing views on the surroundings, and the churches are also really nice. Gebre is a very good guide and told me many interesting stories about the history and Tigray culture. He is a really good and generous person, he promotes local employment and helps local community in a sustainable way. This is really how tourism should work, so thank you for that Gebre ! He was also very helpful and helped me to arrange my trip after Tigray. So if you want to visit Tigray (anyway if you go to Ethiopia it’s a must!!), I can only suggest you to contact Gebre ! +251914205694 gebrehiwetredae@gmail.com
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 April 2023
  • GB
    4 contributions
    North Ethiopia's Jewel
    Amazing stay in Tigray! Visited the beautiful Gheralta mountains organized by Gebre. This was after visiting Aksoum, Danakil and Mekele. Incredible memories. The churches are stunning and confirming as much as Lalibela that Ethiopia is among the foundation of Christianism.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Rock Ethiopia tours
    Mek'ele, Ethiopia25 contributions
    Vist to Amazing Gheralta Rock hewn churches
    It's extraordinary experience to visit Tigray Rock churches with us as we always have the best reputation and we share our customers the most important hidden treasures where many tourists didn't reach out though they make intense research. Our small and independent team offers trekking, hiking, mountain climbing and community based eco tourism that brings joy and happiness to our clients who stayed with us in the Tigray mountains and it's amazing people. We also have home stay package that our clients can share experience with the locals having coffee ceremony and baking local bread and injera together. Contact us and you will have unforgettable memory of your trip. Contact address:Rock Ethiopia Tours Email:rockethiopiatours@gmail.com WhatsApp:+251914795520
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Lucien
    France3 contributions
    Unforgettable Experience with Aregawi!
    I have been traveling along Ethiopia for several weeks and I met my guide Aregawi Gebrehiwt who was fantastic and was recommend by trip advisor in many travel sites. First when I met my guide aregawi we started greetings and he was happy,humble and well prepared to show me some of the adventure hikes to the mountain of Gheralta where I visit Abune yemata (guh) ,Mariam korkor and others around.he explain me all the details and history that I couldn't find it though I made intense research before I went. Absolutely amazing nature with extraordinary Painting inside the churches and are well preserved till the present. Aregawi and his driver took me to local house where we experience coffee ceremony that made my heart felt with the kindness of the locals. After this trip aregawi also arranged my trip to danakil depression with small group and that was unforgettable memory in my entire life. I trust on Aregawi Gebrehiwt and I really recommend him to all my friends and family who want to visit the whole Ethiopia. His Contact details : WhatsApp; +251914795520 Email; aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Isabelle M
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
    Wonderful experience, wonderdul Tigray
    What a wonderful region. Tigray is truly extraordinary. What a pleasure to be taken to the region by Berhanu, who showed us around with all his heart. The church visits are quite sporty, but well worth it. Berhanu is accompanied by a team of professionals to ensure that everyone reaches the summit. And the view is just... splendid. Just one word.... Waow. Thank you Berhanu 👍 excellent job 👌
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Andrea S
    2 contributions
    Culture at live in Tigray
    Thanks to the Team of Birhanu! Tigray is our mind all over as former war zone. But what is the reality now, what is behind the very old culture, the perplex, the impressive, old and beautifull monastries in unbeliveble nice mountains. All that in 4 days, done in an frindly and profecional matter. Thanks, it was of the Kind of trip saved deep in the mind. The Team did a great job, reacted flexible and has an effektive network to make such a trip. Well done!!! We will come back!!! Interesed, call +251 91 486 1090
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Fanny Michiels
    2 contributions
    Gheralta Mountains tours _ INCREDIBLE
    With my family, we went to Tigray for 4 days. An amazing trip in the Gheralta Mountains and in Aksum. Our guide Berhanu was fantastic. He really put all his energy and passion to make the best trip for us. He is really listening to his clients and wants them to have the best experience in Tigray. His love for his region is transmitted through all his explanations about the places visited. We did some hiking in the mountains, visited amazing churches and had a beautiful cultural visit of the city of Aksum. The mountains and the views you can get from the top are simply breathtaking. The churches are really a must to visit as they are one of a kind and you will never find such beautiful and particular churches anywhere else in the world. Berhanu also presented us to his family. It was a great experience to see how local people are living. We ate a delicious ingeera and tried to bake one. His family was marvellous. Berhanu made sure that we had the most amazing time in Tigray region and really made this trip greater than expected! His team is also fantastic. His driver, Yemane was great! And the local guides with who he coordinated the cultural visits were very nice and gave great explanations about the places. I could not do otherwise than to recommend warmly to book with Berhanu's agency for your next trip in the beautiful Tigray region! Berhanu _ Gheralta Mountains Tours Ethiopia: +251 914 86 10 90
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
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Wubishet M
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Solo
My time at Gheralta mountains was incredible. The views were beautiful and the churches were amazing to see up close with incredible architecture.
My guide Kiros made my journey easy and fun, accomodating to the type of experience I was looking for, which was a camping, hiking, local experience, tella and he definitely delivered 🙌🏽🙌🏽
Kiros was more of a friend than a guide by the end of the 3day tour. Kiros has a great knowledge of English mixed with a relaxed, humourous, polite manner making it very easy to get along with.

Highly recommend his service attached is his contacts
Name, Kiros
Email, kirostourguid@gmail.com
WhatsApp number,+251948484843
Written 20 February 2024
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Stuart J
4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had a very memorable experience visiting Abuna Yemata Guh Church, in no small part because of my guide Coffee. Coffee did a good job of tailoring the experience to my interests and priorities. He knew all about the different aspects of the church, such as the artwork and liturgical objects. We were able to spend quite a bit of time there, speaking with the priests and taking in the spectacular views. If you're looking for a friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and helpful guide, check out Coffee! His WhatsApp number is: +251 93 069 3937
Written 4 February 2024
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sara1365
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We visited the Gheralta mountains in the north of country in January 2024 and I have to say we were fortunate to meet Araya, who guided us to the amazing churches of Tigray. We visited 4 churches, which thanks to Araya each of them were in a different way beautiful. Proportional to our need Araya made a package for us including accommodation in a hotel with good standards, transportation, food etc for a fair amount of money.
Araya even made my wish come true and took us to a local wedding in the village. On our first hiking day his wife cooked for us a delicious Ethiopian dish and they invited us to their house for lunch.
If I would go back to Tigray in the future I will for sure ask Araya to guide me and take me to hike.
He as well organises camping in the Gheralta area.
I highly recommend him to anyone.
He is knowledgeable, is familiar with hiking and climbing spots and takes care of the wishes of his clients.
Unfortunately I felt a bit sick on my hike and wasn’t the fastest but he hiked with patience with me and didn’t make me feel bad about my speed.
His WhatsApp number is:
+251 93 904 8682
Written 2 February 2024
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ANDRE S
2 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Starting at Semera and ending up in Mekelle is a trip that includes a lot special moments.
The guide Berhanu and his team organiced all in a great way.
Good drivers and a great cook provided great team spirit.
The "multiple star" hotels where special but save.
Erta Ale volcano was impressive, Dallo beautiful ... a local guide was always around to provide background.
The "stone mountain road" to Mekelle was an eye opener on how Afar people life... overall 3 great days full of unique moments!
Thanks to the team!!!!
Written 15 January 2024
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536mischaw
5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Enjoyed a most impressive 3 days 2 nights trip to the Danakil Depression & Erta Ale (the volcano) with a group, guided by "Fish".

Really stunning views, night skies, landscapes like you'd imagine on Mars.. Fish is a very versatile guide, that will go the extra mile trying to give everyone the best experience. Be ready for the heat though! I believe he also does tours to Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Simien Mountains as well as the south (Omo valley).

Here's his whatsapp in case: +251 91 443 0313
Written 14 January 2024
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lifecity
Ottawa, Canada217 contributions
Dec 2023 • Solo
The End of december 2023 . I felt totally safe to visit this region. I just finished some great hikes with great Mountain Views and visited the amazing rock churches with the best guide who has lots good knowledge and story about the churches and the local life and the time they experienced during the war!
I have been traveling over twenty years and I only recommend good quality guide and knowledgeable guide. Even I met so many local guides said that I was lucky to have Fisshea as guide. He is highly regarded even for locals. He speaks great English. I learned a lot and impressed by how he scheduled things for me to visit based on my preference and energy. Here is his contact info.
Hope more people support local guides instead the big agencies take all the money away.

FISSEHA
fisha1683@gmail.com
+251914430313

He is not just doing Tigray churches but also the beautiful
Danakil Depression.
If you also want to visit
Axum
Lalibela
Gondar
And the south to the tribes (Omo valley)
He can also arrange those tours for you!!

Please give FISSEHA a message and I am sure you will enjoy his service !!!

I attached a pic at the moment the old monk met my guide FISSEHA . The old monk was so happy to meet him again during the war and knew he is still ok.
Written 13 January 2024
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fluegelloservogel
Chefchaouen, Morocco17 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Great area with stunning rock formations, great views from the top and amazing rock hewn churches. The churches are hidden in the rocks, so one needs a guide to get there - I went with Fisseha, who lives in the area (but also makes trips to Danakil, Axum, Lalibela, souther tribes etc.). He is one of the best guides I ever had with excellent english, great mindset and lots of knowledge and information. For contacts: fisha1683@gmail.com or on whatsapp +251914430313
Written 13 January 2024
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123ontheroad
Netherlands194 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
We did a 2 day tour with Halie Tesfay to Ghrealta rock churches and Wukro rock churches, Teka tesfay rock churches and Wukro museum. Beside that we visited a mosque, a market (loved it!) and of course we had many views along the way. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Halie is a kind man, which knowledge about history and nature and loves to share it with tourists. We had lunch with some of his family in a traditional house, which also made it personal.

If you are interested in a tour, contact him via haileguide12@gmail.com or
WhatsApp number +251938780734
Written 22 December 2023
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Thomas A
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Solo
I went on a solo trip to the mountains and it was breathtaking and beautiful. As a solo traveller I was not sure how to get there but luckily Berhanu helped with everything from booking, to getting a ride to the mountain and even guides to help with climbing.

My trip was special and the icing on the top was seeing the village life and making my own Injera.

Feel free to reach Berhanu on +251 91 486 1090 and I believe he has a Facebook page also so you can find him there.

Well wishes to anyone on the journey also 😊
Written 20 December 2023
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isabellemignucci
Ixelles, Belgium13 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Berhanu guide whatsapp number: +251914861090

The guide Berhanu is professional, friendly, a good time-keeper, speaks very good english and is doing all he can to go beyond your expectations.

The lunch at his mother's house in the country side and the baking of local food injera made the trip so personal and special!

The treks in the mountains were breathtaking, unique in the world and the tour of Axum was super interesting.

I definitely recommend the tour to discover this incredible region in Tigray. Berhanu can adapt the trip to your schedule and interests, it is perfect.
Written 15 December 2023
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