Asheton Maryam Monastery
Asheton Maryam Monastery
4.5
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Laura R
Scotland, UK4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
An extra ordinary excavated monastery on the top of a mountain, in an altitude of more than 3,000m.
Perhaps the best time to come is during weekend when many prayers from the near villages come dressed with their white cotton scarfs. The view from the top of is magnificent and you can see the town of Lalibela.
The entrance fees is Very expensive, the only negative aspect,
Written 12 February 2023
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snowythepyro
London, UK0 contributions
Nov 2019
We set off from our hotel really early, so as not to be hiking in the middle of the day. Wandering along the road, we passed many children working in the fields, and there were fantastic views all around. About 30 minutes from the monastery, we reached the paying point to get into the monastery. A steep 350 Birr each, the price is set by the Diocese, and that's about £10 per head. You certainly don't see a St Paul's Cathedral-worth for your 350 Birr (and as our guide book warned that the priests may ask for more to open up the church, we didn't - in any case we were 'churched out' after seeing all the rock-hewn churches the previous day). However, the views are stunning and this is well worth the climb out of Lalibela.
Written 30 October 2020
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StellaC
London, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020
At the top of a mountain, it is a 30-minute walk fro where most visitors are dropped off. The path is occasionally rocky and steep but very manageable, even at the altitude, and not so narrow to cause a panic!
Written 3 February 2020
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Steffen L
7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Download the app maps.me and follow the path to the top of the mountain. The view is breathtaking and the coffee on your return hike through the valley is a welcome treat. We opted to skip the monastery but accidentally walked through the compound on our hike. It did not look worth the money.
I would recommend navigating towards the road on your return journey and taking a tuktuk downhill. The fine dust on the steep path makes it very slippery.
Written 27 January 2020
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dylanyo
Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong45 contributions
Dec 2019
Perhaps this is the oldest rock-hewn church in the area. The architecture is simple, nothing compared to the central cluster. But the climb up is enjoyable and it is an active place of devotional worship. It now costs 350 etb to enter. The priest/daftara giving tourists the talk is excellent and there are some ancient relics worth looking at. Photography inside seems normal and not taboo if that is your thing. I suggest driving as close as possible (or take a bajaj), then walking up for another 20 minutes or so. After viewing the church, great views are afforded from outside.. and you can *keep climbing* as there's a manageable path that leads you all the way up to the highest point in lalibela, another more modern church is there and the views are spectacular. Bring water, of course.
Written 8 January 2020
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D_and_G_2008
Hong Kong, China1,484 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The monastery itself is not very impressive. Yet, the scenary along the route while you hike up the mountain is eye opening.
Written 1 January 2020
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cleclercq2016
Bangkok, Thailand21 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The hike from Lalibela up to Asheton Maryam is very beautiful. It took us about 2.5 hours one way, going at a reasonable pace with plenty of breaks. Once at the monastery we paid 350 birr entrance fee per person. We then took a bajaj back to town for 300 birr. The views throughout the hike are just amazing and you will see lots of local birdlife. The path was steep at times but very manageable, however, I wouldn't recommend doing the hike without a guide. We had a fantastic guide named Samuel; WhatsApp +251913943913 or email samuelkormie@yahoo.com. Samuel was friendly and knowledgeable, and his prices are very reasonable. Make sure to stop for a delicious coffee on the way back down.
Written 20 December 2019
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Sandro PB
Helmsange, Luxembourg191 contributions
Dec 2019
At the top of a hill overlooking Lalibela you can drive most of the way and then walk up the last 20 minutes or you can choose to get there by mule. The walk is fascinating and we also opted to walk all the way back down to Lalibela which is over an hour but worth it
Written 15 December 2019
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Las Buganvillas
Cartagena, Colombia920 contributions
Sept 2019
There is over an hour ride on a very bad road and then you start a very steep climb on a narrow path. Guides tell me that they never take elderly people unless they have plenty of stamina.The monastery is very beautiful and the priest is likely to show you their old bibles. It is also worth mentioning that you have some spectacular views of the beautiful mountains and valleys.
Written 7 November 2019
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PPPEssexEngland
Chelmsford, UK1,181 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
We climbed from the base of Ashatam Maryam church to the church. It was hard work. There was a sheer precipice at the side of a narrow path.
We met lots of pilgrims who had come from all over this country to climb in bare feet to this and other churches.
Written 19 April 2019
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