The historic route features trekking and localizing while visiting the most fascinating historic locations in northern Ethiopia including UNESCO designated World Heritage sites. The route covers Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Bahir Dar , Gondar and Simen Mountains, Axum, Geralta mountains and the Danakil, where you will have the opportunity to visit medieval castles, 12th-13th century rock-hewn churches, and the fascinating land scape in Simen Mountains while trekking up Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. You will be welcomed at the airport by Run in Africa Sport Travel staff and transferred to Ghion Hotel for check in.
Day 2: Orientation on highland trekking/running, briefing about the trip. Addis Ababa city tour and Entoto or Overnight IN HOTEL .
Day 3: Fly to Bahir Dar, city tour and discover monasteries in Lake Tana, and a visit the nile falls Overnight in hotel in bahirdar.
Day 4: Visit the Blue Nile Fall and group trekking around the fall. Boat trip to visit some of the old monasteries on Lake Tana. Overnight in hotel.
Day 5: Drive to Gondar and visit the city, Debre Berhan trinity church and the medieval Castel which was built by Emperor Fasilides in the seventeenth century . Overnight in hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Simen Mountain Trek 20-25km around Sanka Ber. On the way visit Gelada Baboons. Overnight at Simen Lodge.
Day 7: Drive to Gondar and overnight in a hotel.
Day 8: Fly to Lalibela and visit the 11 remarkable rock hewn rock churches of Lalibela including Bete Medhanialem and St George churches which were believed to have been built by the king Lalibela in the late 11th or early 12th century. Overnight at Mountain View Hotel.
Day 9: Morning one and a half hour trekking to mount Asheton to visit Asheton Mariam and a city view from the rock mountain. Afternoon flight to Axum overnight in hotel Sabian
Day 10: At nine am the city tour to the oldest star of Ethiopia begins, you will visit the Nobel men’s mention from the 6 century, the palace of queen of shiba, The swimming pool of the queen, the obelisks of Axum, the tomb of king Kaleb, etc.. overnight in Sabean hotel.
Day 11: Excursion to Geralta begins shortly after breakfast. On the way stop over to visit the pre Christianity temple of the moon god Almokah. Continue to south to the central Tigray and at around late afternoon arrive in Geralta lodge.
Day 12: After breakfast at the Geraltalodge and pack your take away lunch, you drive south to Megab to start the 2 hours trekking and hiking and climbing to the AbbuneYemata Guh mountain rock hewn church to visit a paintings from the 6 century AD. Lunch will be under an acacia tree. Afternoon you climb the Mariam Korkor and Daneal Korkor. Drive to Mekelle and overnight In hotel in Mekelle.
Day 13: Excursion to Ertale via Abala, Overnight in the rim of Ertale.
Day 14: Excursion to Hamedela via Berahale, for a beautiful sunset in Lake Karum, overnight in Hamedela
Day 15: visit dallol and drive back 170km to Mekelle. Evening flight to Addis Ababa. For more on Danakil Depression click here