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Visiting Gheralta churches during Timkat

Recently we visited the area of Gerhalta. The first day we visited Mikael Milhaizengi church: a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
must see rock church with rock climbing - my 10 and 12 year old daughters loved it!

We saw a lot of rock churches in our trip to Lalibela and Tigray and this was one of the major... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Samantha A
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hawzen, Hawzen, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Recently we visited the area of Gerhalta. The first day we visited Mikael Milhaizengi church: a church with a beautiful carved ceiling. In the afternoon we attended the preparations for Timkat, an interesting procession with a lot of singing and dancing. The next day very...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We saw a lot of rock churches in our trip to Lalibela and Tigray and this was one of the major highlights. Well worth the effort if you are ok with heights and fairly narrow ledges. We were a family with 10 and 12 year...More

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

In all honesty this is a very scary trip up the side of the cliff. If your bad with heights like I am then beware! There are local guides who are able to help you up the steep parts which was really helpful I would...More

Thank Alice P
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This is a must do out in the Tigray region. The hike up is incredibly tough starting out almost immediately with a steep ascent over large boulders. It is recommended that you go for sunset, however if you have already done one tough ascent like...More

2  Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Leave all your fears behind or less you will be stopped to clim up the wall that will reach you to the top. Amazing nobody has ever got badly hurt.

2  Thank Barbaragarcg
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

"There's a small rock climb, not too difficult, I'm sure you can do it," was the very accurate assessment of our archaeologist guide. A thrill to this easy climb is that it's part of a high cliff. The elderly Tigrian scouts who accompanied us were...More

1  Thank nicbirt
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Tigray churches are one of the greatest highlights when traveling in Ethiopia and Abuna Yemata is the best (also most 'interesting' to reach) out of them. We had a pretty tough travel programme so did not do our homework for this particular part of the...More

Thank Ukrainian_Witch
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Abune Yemata Guh Rock Hewen Church is one of the mysterious church w murals with spectacular landscape located at Gheralta Cluster, Tigrai. It will be the best site for hiking lovers.

1  Thank JewelEthiopiaTour
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Myself and a few friends spent a week traveling throughout Ethiopia. Our hands down favorite part of the trip was the three days we spent in Tigray with our fantastic tour guide, Aregawi Gebrehiwet. Abuna Yemata is a can't be missed adventure on your trip...More

1  Thank Hannah M
Reviewed May 4, 2018

I went bby myself picking up a guide in Mekele. It was three hours and worth everystep just wish I had had someone to share it with! The last bit is a bit of an adventure, as scale the vertical face, but my gosh,. GO...More

1  Thank LucyBrk
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March 16, 2017|
Response from Mervat S | Reviewed this property |
i didnot get what you mean .. sorry