Asheton Maryam Monastery Church Hiking
Asheton Maryam Monastery Church Hiking
What we'll do
No matter how fast or slower hikers you would be because the hike would be done with your own pace.
The Trekking starts from your reserved hotel in Lalibela and after a 15 minutes walk, you will find yourself leaving the town, walking with the local community, breathing the fresh air, wondering the landscape, Flora and Fauna of Mt. Asheton.
The church was King Lalibela's first project and has many treasures to be discovered.
The hike from Lalibela to Asheton Maryam is very rewarding (If you needed one) to explore the stunning mountain scenery surrounding Lalibela. It is one of my favourite Eco friendly Trekking routes over the Ethiopian highlands which I invite everyone to join me, It would took us about 3 - 4 hours one way, walking at a reasonable pace and it is a great opportunity to discover the routine life of the Local community as we will pass through Asheton village.
This hike is unique because of the panoramic views of the the region you would definitely enjoy and my professional guiding that would allow you to have the true picture of the countryside of Ethiopia.
The church was King Lalibela's first project and has many treasures to be discovered!
Where we'll go
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We will meet our customers at the reception of their hotel in Lalibela.
We also pick up our customers from Lalibela Airport.
Good to know
Good to know
Asheton Maryam Monastery Church is located 3,500mt.
What is included?
- Churches entrance fee
- Professional English speaking Eco Trekking Guide
- Packed water
What is not included?
Cancellation and refund
The booking fee ($15.40 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.
You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.
We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.
Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.
Meet the Local
My name is Lieutenant Wasihun Ayele and I am 35 years old. I was born and grew up on a farm around the highlands of Northern Ethiopia with my nomadic family of 12. My families are "Amhara", a Semitic-Speaking ethnic group traditionally inhabiting parts of Northwest Highlands of Ethiopia. Life wasn't simple, However, the vast fields bore witness to our curiosity. and as kid, I spent my time as a Sheppard with our traditional animal husbandry and helping my families on the farm which demands a hard work tilling, fertilizing, planting, caring and harvesting! When i got older, i went to Lalibela Preparatory School where I studied my high school. However, I couldn't managed to continue my study and join University as I was conscripted to join the army during the Ethio-Eritrea war. In fact, I could say that this was a critical turning point of my life in joining the army at a very young age. After taking 6 month of military training, I was still too young whatever I became a "Tank Shooter" and the officials wanted me to continue studying rather going directly to the war. This was how i joined "MGHA Military Academy" and studied the Cadets course for Three Years. It is where i studied Military Science, Ethiopian History, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Logic, Geopolitics, Philosophy and became an officer with the military rank of Lieutenant and certified with Diploma in Human Resource Management and French Language. After graduation, i went to Somalia and served as an Artillery Commander of a Battalion, there i involved with many Gorilla Fighting, Anti Terrorism and war with Al Shabaab. After serving my country for 4 years around Somalia, Tigray and Amhara region, i get injured and that how I left the army. After leaving the army, coming back to Addis Abeba, I studied Tour guide for 3 years and I became a National tour guide. Since then, for over a decade, i have led so many tours (Travelers) from all over the world and I support travelers to discover touristic and non-touristic attractions across Ethiopia. In the meantime, I managed to open and run my own travel company Access Eco Trekking Tours. At the end, my life as a Sheppard, Nomadic, Military and Tour Guide helped me to learn so many things in this life! I have got a golden chance to learn some ethnic group Languages (Tigragna), I learned to meet, live and share their tradition, history, philosophy and art. This wonderful chance helps me so much to avoid my wrong prejudices of the nation, nationalities of Ethiopia and worldwide. No matter how people looks, where they live, what they speak or believe! I strongly believe that I am one of the Global Family as we share the same Planet and Oxygen.
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