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Gheralta rock

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Hawzen, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
+251 91 051 0910
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A sandstone paradise, religious sanctuary

The geography of the Gheralta range in Tigray is, in my opinion, the most beautiful ladnscape in... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Nijoles Fritos J
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Beautiful hike and views in the stunning gheralta rock

We've visited gheralta with the ETT company who arranged a car and Driver who picked us up from the... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Daniel G
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Hawzen, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
+251 91 051 0910
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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
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The best place in north Ethiopia if you want to do some trekking and see some of the most beautiful churches in the country.

Thank ethiodemet
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I and my valued clients we had stunning time in Hawzien, visiting the Tigray rock-hewn churches which builts from the 5th- 7th century. We sow the most incredible cave church's of Abune Yemata on the highest peak of the mountain which measures around 300 meters...More

1  Thank Bonafide E
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Gheralta mountains are certainly beautiful - weather you simply enjoy the view from below or take the hikes up the mountains to see the many rock churches. Abuna Yemata Guh is reviewed on TA but don't miss Mariam and Daniel Korkor and Gebre Mikael...More

1  Thank Outoftheboat
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The mountains are marvelous.All the Tigray churches are curved out solid rocks especially the mountains churches.For me from all parts of Ethiopia, the Gheralta area churches and mountains are attractive enough. The churches and their paintings are colorful. Abune Yematha church is found at the...More

1  Thank 524trip
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have been staying and taking overseas & local visitors here since it initially opened many years ago. My praise can only be superlative in every respect although now you must definitely book to get a place. The surrounding ancient churches surrounding need energetic climbers,...More

3  Thank David S
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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.