3-Day Hiking to the Gheralta mountains


Gheralta Mountain is famous not only for its natural beauty but also for its magnificent and colorful landscape. The trails leading to these attractions offer a picturesque journey through bushes, farms, and rocky terrains. The must-see Attractions in the area include the Abune Yemat Guh Church, Mariam Korkur Church, Debretsion Abune Abrham, and Abune Gebre Mikael church. Perched at a high elevation, ascending to these churches offers an unmatched adventure and an opportunity to marvel at the wonders of the scenic landscape.

Our package tours are thoughtfully designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience where you’ll discover the iconic destinations Tigray has to offer. Visit renowned Tigray destinations and attractions with expert local tour guides, without having to worry about planning the details. We do understand you are away from home and as such, need to feel safe. We will make sure your vacation goes smoothly and according to plan. Mekelle Hotel works with reliable and experienced tour operators only.

Day by Day

Day 1 – Gheralta mountains (Abraha we Atsbeha and Debretsion Abune Abrham churches)

Pick you from Mekelle hotel and begin the journey towards Gheralta mountain. After a ride of approximately 2hours make a brief stop at Abreha Atsbeha to visit the church of Abraha we Atsbeha. Then drive for about 2 hours to reach the Geralta mountains. From there, you hike for about one hour to visit one of the rock haven churches called Debretsion Abune Abrham, which is one of the most wonderful churches. Towards the end of the day drive back for about 2 hours and spend the night at the Vision hotel in Hawzen city.

• Start: Mekelle Hotel
• Meals & Drinks:
• Lunch & dinner (included)
• Drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
Total roadtrip: 2 hours
Total Foot trek: 2 hours
• Overnight stay: Vision Hotel (Budget hotel located in Hawzen)

Day 2 – Maryam korkor, Daniel korkor, and Abune Gebremikeal koraro Churches

In the morning drive 12km towards Mariam korkor mountain and Daniel korkor to start hiking. This hike takes 3 hours for a roundtrip. Enjoy the view of the mountains from the bottom while having lunch after the hike. In the afternoon drive for about 30km to Abune Gebremikeal koraro Church. Then, hike for one and half hour to visit the mountain church, which is one of the wonders of Geralta with color full paintings. Towards the event drive back to the Vision hotel and have a glimpse into the breathtaking evening view of the distant mountains and the city of Hawzen.

• Start: Vision Hotel in Hawzen
• Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
• Total roadtrip: 2 hours
• Total Foot trek: 3 hours
• Overnight stay: Vision Hotel in Hawzen

Day 3 – Abune Yemata Guh church

In the morning drive 13 km to Abune Yemata Guh church where you get a tantalizing view of the rock haven mid mountain church. It is the most spectacular church in the country. It is on the Cliff side with a special location in the middle of the mountain. The hike to visit this church, perhaps nerve racking yet fantastic accomplishment, takes about two and half hours. Once back at the bottom of the mountain, mission accomplished to one of the world’s wonders, drive back to Mekelle Hotel. Refresh and in the evening attend a folkloric dinner (this is optional and not included in the price) where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and enjoy live traditional music and dance entertainment. Traditional coffee ceremony will also be served.

• Start: Vision Hotel in Hawzen
• Meals & Drinks:
All meals included
Drinking water included (Other drinks not included)
• Total roadtrip: 2.30 hours
• Total Foot trek: 3 hours
• Overnight stay: Mekelle Hotel
• Transfer to the airport is included



• All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
• All accommodation
• Camping equipment
• Park fees
• A professional driver/guide
• All transportation
• All Taxes/VAT
• Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
• Drinking water (On all days)


• International flights (From/to home)
• Additional accommodation outside this tour package
• Folkloric dinner with live music and dance entertainment on the 3rd day in Mekelle city


$600 pp (USD)

• Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country
• Payments can ONLY be made in U.S. dollars, Euro or British Pound sterling
• Children who are 12 years and older are eligible for this tour

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