Day 1) You will depart Lalibela in the mid-morning and our vehicle will take you to the half-way point where you will meet…
Day 1) You will depart Lalibela in the mid-morning and our vehicle will take you to the half-way point where you will meet your Mule and muleteer. You will ascend the mountain, passing the small hamlets and farms that litter the local countryside, up and across the Abuchagula reserve, the local nature reserve that the Lalibela Hudad assists through its’ conservation work. The ride to and from the Lodge takes approximately one and a half hours, with possible stops for taking in the views.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by the lodges’ staff with cold drinks, all members of the local community who manage and run it. A foot massage will be on offer for those who want it.
After a brief reconnoiter you will be invited to explore the plateau and visit its many scenic spots and drink in its attractive and exotic views, as well as taking note of the many creatures that inhabit it.
A day at the Hudad with its quiet and peaceful ambience, allows visitors to relax fully, enjoy time with friends and family or commune with the nature that surrounds them.
Snacks and local delicacies will be available throughout the day, with meals being served at an open air terrace. Accommodation will be in one of our rustic stone huts.
Day 2) Today you will visit the communities surrounding the Lodge. There will be the chance to visit the nearby plateau and the Hudad Community School, built by local villagers and the Australian charity ”Friends of the Hudad” to support the many families scattered in the countryside who are too far from Lalibela to send the children there.
The local villagers take turns in hosting visitors, and you will be invited to visit one of their homes where you will be able to gain an understanding of local lifestyles and traditions and participate in a coffee ceremony.
All meals will be freshly cooked at the Lodge,
Day 3) Today will be another quiet day at the Lodge, providing you with plenty time to rest and relax and take in the local ambience. You will be served a private lunch at a special location on the plateau.
In the midafternoon you will make your way back down the mountain to the vehicular pick up point.
All Inclusive (includes vehicular transport, mule and muleteer, guide, food and accommodation and community home visit):
1 or 2 people: $409.99
3 to 5 People: $279.99
If you prefer to hike, you can omit Mule and Muleteer:
1 or 2 people: $349.99
3 to 5 People: $219.99
If you want to ride a mule directly from Lalibela, and prefer not to have a vehicular pick-up and drop off, this will add 3 to 4 hours each way to your trip:
1 or 2 people: $259.99
3 to 5 People: $264.99
Omit Mule and Vehicular pick-up and hike the extra 3 to 4 hours:
1 or 2 people: $299.99
3 to 5 People: $204.99
1) Prices are per person.
2) Larger Groups should contact us directly to obtain further discounts.
3) Prices based on sharing accommodation with other members of your party.