Between Lalileba and the Simien Mountains

Key information: Between Lalileba and the Simien Mountains

  • Make a long trek between the Simien Mountains and Lalibela, through rough, mountains and hills, visiting remote villages and a remarkably unchanged way of life.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating93.5
  • Beauty31
  • Natural interest13
  • Human interest17
  • Charisma32.5
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating93.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Around 12 days
  • Maximum Altitude: Around 4,000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

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WALK SUMMARY

The rock-hewn churches of Lalibela are justly famous, but not our focus, other than to say spend at least 2 days there, and take time out to walk in the area. Likewise, the Simien Mountains are Ethiopians best-known trekking area.

You can make a long trek between the Simiens and Lalibela, through rough, mountains and hills, visiting remote villages and a remarkably unchanged way of life. 12 days or so if you trek the whole way, although this can of course be shortened.

This is a major undertaking though. You will be in truly remote country, so need to camp and bring all your food. A good guide and good support will be essential. You can need to swim (not just ford) rivers at certain times of year. This is a high-country walking where altitude can affect you. Be prepared.

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