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Gheralta rock

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Hawzen, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
+251 91 051 0910
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Amazing views

This was one of the best things I did in Ethiopia. The views from the top of the rock are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cairo, Egypt
Stunning rock formations and amazing views

Gheralta is a place not to be missed as not only are the rock hewn churches amazing but also the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the best things I did in Ethiopia. The views from the top of the rock are incredible and the Tigray churches cut into it are absolutely amazing. The countryside around is idyllic, even in the dry season. Visiting is simple: you...More

Thank CarlaSianinCairo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gheralta is a place not to be missed as not only are the rock hewn churches amazing but also the views of mountains and rocks dazzle. A a plant person I enjoyed the flora.

Thank Pippa354
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been trekking through the mountains with Kiros for 5 days. During this five days Kiros became a really good friend. He seems to love his job and is full of energy. He knows the area and the people really well and got me...More

2  Thank reisender577
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

If you say ‘Gheralta mountains’, you say dazzling heights, rock-hewn churches from the middle ages and traditional farmers living as they did ages ago. It is the ideal place for an adventurous trekking, unforgettable camping and a pure Tigray experience. In the morning we drove...More

Thank markussz2017
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We stayed at Gheralta Lodge not far from this rock. It is a spectacular sight. The mountains soar up from the road as you approach it.

3  Thank Dr Raymond D
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The geography of the Gheralta range in Tigray is, in my opinion, the most beautiful ladnscape in all of Ethiopia. There is something Southwesty to this desert mountain landscape, but the culture seeping from every crack is something unlike anywhere else in the world. Together,...More

Thank Nijoles Fritos J
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We've visited gheralta with the ETT company who arranged a car and Driver who picked us up from the hotel and made sure we find a proper guide to the churches - they were all great and realy recommended. The place itself is stunning. After...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Organized a private tour in Hawzen and covered 4 churches in two days. Abuna Yemata Guh was the most impressive church. The hike to Debre Maryam Korkor was longer than anticipated and the views were amazing, The hike up to Abuna Gebre Mikael was basicallt...More

Thank mcstannard
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We started our hike early morning as we wanted to climb up to the church of Maryam Korker sitting on top of an enormous rocky mountain. We climbed over stones through narrow passes, round corners on narrow ledges, over smooth but steep rock faces (luckily...More

Thank therapina
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Most people are going there to visit the churches. After visiting 2 churches, I decided to simply go hiking. In a village I was invited to a wedding, in a forest, I meet a couple of monkeys, etc. There is more to do than joining...More

Thank Marie-Marthe G
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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.