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Gheralta rock

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Unmissable, simply breathtaking!

If you go to Ethiopia and take the normal tour of Omo Valley and Lalibela only, you are missing a... read more

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Hawzen, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday

If you go to Ethiopia and take the normal tour of Omo Valley and Lalibela only, you are missing a real gem. Gheralta (not only the rock but the whole area) is breathtaking! Such a beautiful landscape with a lot of local people working in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a remarkable tourist attraction area with ancient Reck-hewn churches. Travelers need to hike to see some of these monasteries

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of the Tigray countryside, fresh air, and refreshing hikes all only 2 hours away from Mekelle.

Thank Kristi N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When your guide points out a tiny white speck high up in the Gherelta Mountain and tells you this is your destination….well, it is hard to believe. Until you start to hike. I'll tell you from the outset: this is one tough hike because the...More

Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This wasn't my first time in this region and also this time it was outstanding. Unattached culture, lovely, smiling people and hours of walking to visit remote villages. The landscape is breathtaking. Church buna Yemata Guh that you have to climb to get there isn't...More

Thank Shalvia
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I spent three days in gheralta, camping.It was one of the best trips in Ethiopia mainly because it brings you with a close touch with nature (especially if you camp) and wonderful people. I highly recommend to skip the lodges and take a chance on...More

3  Thank Ilham T
Reviewed 8 May 2018

As with the previous reviews, we were blown away by how spectacular the whole area is. We only had 1.5 days here, but as with everything, you make the best of the time you have. Our guide, which is compulsory, was the extraordinary "Tinsae", who...More

Thank TracyO07
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I've been all over Ethiopia, but I must say this trip stood out from the rest. Much less touristed than Lalibela, the churches of the Gheralta still have that feel of authenticity and other-worldliness. Even without the churches, the hiking would be spectacular, but the...More

1  Thank Andy G
Reviewed 30 March 2018

we did on the same day abunna yemata in the morning and Korkor Mariam and Daniel in the afternoon, (this is in our view the best way, because Korkor Mariam is too hard and you need more time)For Korkor Mariam and Daniel is a long...More

1  Thank martingomez2014
Reviewed 8 March 2018

This Is the most exciting and at times scary trip you can make in Ethiopia. Climbing up to Abune Yemata monastery is the most thrilling part of the trip. You will climb 7 meters of vertical rock either using a rope or your own hands...More

Thank Bisrat T
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29 October 2016|
Response from 524trip | Reviewed this property |
You can get from Mekele bus station to Hawuzein using public transportation.You can call by this number +251920337314 when you are Mekele.