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Asheton Maryam Monastery

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Asheton Maryam Monastery

119 Reviews
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There is over an hour ride on a very bad road and then you start a very steep climb on a narrow path. Guides tell me that they never take elderly people unless they have plenty of stamina.The monastery is very beautiful and the priest is likely to show you their old bibles. It
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We climbed from the base of Ashatam Maryam church to the church. It was hard work. There was a sheer precipice at the side of a narrow path. We met lots of pilgrims who had come from all over this country to climb in bare feet to this and other churches.
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The monastry itself is less sophisticated compared with some of the churches in town. But exactly this roughness combined with the remote location makes it impressive. I visited Lalibela during Genna (Ehtiopian Christmas). Together with many many pilgrims we walked to the
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We really enjoyed our hike up to Asheton Maryam. We went with a great guide, Abeba Workye, brother to our excellent guide in Lalibela Ermiyas Workye (contact +251983592088). They are both birding experts, and we enjoyed learning about the many species of birds we saw as we
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We enjoyed the hike very much! Great views and crossing small farms before you hike up the the monastery. The hike is a good change to visit the churches in the city and you will see whole Lalibela from above and understand better how the city is spread out. The monastery
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