Hiking to Yeka | Stopover Tour: 8687' , semi-monolithic rock-hewn church

Hiking to Yeka mountain
It may be an hour hike up hill from Yeka Mikael church in Addis Ababa, but the semi-monolithic Washa Mikael (literally, St. Mikael’s cave) is well worth the efforts. Watching a sunken 1600 year old structure, entirely carved from a single slab of stone within such a short distance from Addis is sure to impress. The path is gentle at the start but gets tougher as you go up and after about fifty minutes you reach the level and it is a gentle stroll past a couple of villages to the church.
The conceptof the church is the same as the Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches.
After visiting the church we will be climbing to Melata Gara or Bold hill at Yeka mountain. An easy and very good short hiking to enjoy sightseeing of Addis Ababa.
Give it a try, it is still a lovely place. We have it on good authority the views on the way down from are pretty.

8687 ft max elevation
8202 ft min elevation

per adult from

$41

AUD

Duration

1 day

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Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance fee
    • one liter bottle of water
    • pick up and drop off transportation at the meeting point
    What's excluded :
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on what’s included section

  • It may be an hour hike up hill from Yeka Mikael church in Addis Ababa, but the semi-monolithic Washa Mikael (literally, St. Mikael’s cave) is well worth the efforts. Watching a sunken 1600 year old structure, entirely carved from a single slab of stone within such a short distance from Addis is sure to impress. The path is gentle at the start but gets tougher as you go up and after about fifty minutes you reach the level and it is a gentle stroll past a couple of villages to the church.
    The conceptof the church is the same as the Lalibela’s rock-hewn churches.
    After visiting the church we will be climbing to Melata Gara or Bold hill at Yeka mountain. An easy and very good short hiking to enjoy sightseeing of Addis Ababa.
    Give it a try, it is still a lovely place. We have it on good authority the views on the way down from are pretty.

    8687 ft max elevation
    8202 ft min elevation


  • Departure Point :
    Meskel Square, Kera, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by ShebaLand Tour

Activity ID: V-146092P20

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