Gheralta Rock
Gheralta Rock
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Lucien
    France3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unforgettable Experience with Aregawi!
    I have been traveling along Ethiopia for several weeks and I met my guide Aregawi Gebrehiwt who was fantastic and was recommend by trip advisor in many travel sites. First when I met my guide aregawi we started greetings and he was happy,humble and well prepared to show me some of the adventure hikes to the mountain of Gheralta where I visit Abune yemata (guh) ,Mariam korkor and others around.he explain me all the details and history that I couldn't find it though I made intense research before I went. Absolutely amazing nature with extraordinary Painting inside the churches and are well preserved till the present. Aregawi and his driver took me to local house where we experience coffee ceremony that made my heart felt with the kindness of the locals. After this trip aregawi also arranged my trip to danakil depression with small group and that was unforgettable memory in my entire life. I trust on Aregawi Gebrehiwt and I really recommend him to all my friends and family who want to visit the whole Ethiopia. His Contact details : WhatsApp; +251914795520 Email; aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Isabelle M
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience, wonderdul Tigray
    What a wonderful region. Tigray is truly extraordinary. What a pleasure to be taken to the region by Berhanu, who showed us around with all his heart. The church visits are quite sporty, but well worth it. Berhanu is accompanied by a team of professionals to ensure that everyone reaches the summit. And the view is just... splendid. Just one word.... Waow. Thank you Berhanu 👍 excellent job 👌
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 August 2023
  • Andrea S
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Culture at live in Tigray
    Thanks to the Team of Birhanu! Tigray is our mind all over as former war zone. But what is the reality now, what is behind the very old culture, the perplex, the impressive, old and beautifull monastries in unbeliveble nice mountains. All that in 4 days, done in an frindly and profecional matter. Thanks, it was of the Kind of trip saved deep in the mind. The Team did a great job, reacted flexible and has an effektive network to make such a trip. Well done!!! We will come back!!! Interesed, call +251 91 486 1090
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Fanny Michiels
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gheralta Mountains tours _ INCREDIBLE
    With my family, we went to Tigray for 4 days. An amazing trip in the Gheralta Mountains and in Aksum. Our guide Berhanu was fantastic. He really put all his energy and passion to make the best trip for us. He is really listening to his clients and wants them to have the best experience in Tigray. His love for his region is transmitted through all his explanations about the places visited. We did some hiking in the mountains, visited amazing churches and had a beautiful cultural visit of the city of Aksum. The mountains and the views you can get from the top are simply breathtaking. The churches are really a must to visit as they are one of a kind and you will never find such beautiful and particular churches anywhere else in the world. Berhanu also presented us to his family. It was a great experience to see how local people are living. We ate a delicious ingeera and tried to bake one. His family was marvellous. Berhanu made sure that we had the most amazing time in Tigray region and really made this trip greater than expected! His team is also fantastic. His driver, Yemane was great! And the local guides with who he coordinated the cultural visits were very nice and gave great explanations about the places. I could not do otherwise than to recommend warmly to book with Berhanu's agency for your next trip in the beautiful Tigray region! Berhanu _ Gheralta Mountains Tours Ethiopia: +251 914 86 10 90
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 September 2023
  • Erwin W
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 days Gheralta and Aksum tour with Berhanu
    I did a 5 day tour visitingTigrai rock churches, Aksum and Yeha as well as getting a glimpse of the ashenda festival. Overall a good experience, but 5 days of churches results is probably a bit of an over load. The area is scenic and provides beautiful hiking opportunities. If you are planning a trip to Gheralta and surroundings and you need assistance, Berhanu is your man. He organised my trip from A to Z, which included picking me up from the airport.. He is punctual, reliable and knowledgeable. He grew up in the area and the money you spend finds it's way to the local community. Berhanu can be contacted on +251 91 486 1090.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 September 2023
  • micheal t
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went for ashenda to mekele and I wanted to go to Abuna yemata Guh while I stayed in Tigray for one week.
    I went to wukro with a normal mini bus but after that we rented a minibus and we called a really humble guy called Aregawi to guide us. He was really know around the area because he grew up there. He was fluent in English and guided us through the whole trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Niccolò P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Tigray with Aregawi
    Incredible place, full of history that everybody should learn about, with some of the oldest and most important churches on Earth. I highly suggest you to visit as it is safe to visit (October 2023) after the brutal conflict of the past two years. I visited thanks to Aregawi, an amazing and talented local guide. I’ll leave his contacts here: aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com and +251914795520 for WhatsApp. He has great prices, will plan everything according to your needs and wishes and he’s a great travel companion. I visited the churches of Mariam Korkor and Daniel Korkor which can be reached by a one or two hours hike with some of the most stunning views and the chance to meet the old priest in charge of the churches. I also climbed to the church of Abune Yemata, one of the most spectacular places you will ever see.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Daniel
    Gerroa, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top tour guide for northern Ethiopia
    Like many others before me, I can highly recommend tour guide Berhanu (and his driver, Gebre) for guided tours in northern Ethiopia. Both speak English, are honest and reliable, and very helpful. They go out of their way to ensure the customer is happy. More than that, Berhanu has a network of colleagues throughout Ethiopia, and can even arrange tours in parts where he does not operate. After expressing an interest in visiting Omo Valley, Berhanu quickly arranged a tour for me there, saving me a lot of hassle. If you want an enjoyable, customised tour in northern Ethiopia, send Berhanu a Whatsapp chat message on +251914861090, and you're sure to be pleased with the result, as I was.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Clara P
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trigray round trip with Aregawi!
    We spent 4 days traveling around Tigray region with Aregawi. Discovering Mekelle, Aksum and the incredible Rock Churches of Gheralta was incredible. Aregawi interesting explanations and friendly attitude make everything so essay and smooth. You can contact him through these channels: Aregawi Gebrehiwet - The link Gheralta rock - WhatsApp number +251914795520 - Email aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Charlotte D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tigray great experience
    I had a wonderful trop of 4 days in tigray. The region is now peacefull and has a lot of treasures. Incredible treks, churches of the first christians , market, archeological sites.. so culture and adventure in wonderful landscapes. Berhanu our guide and his driver took Care of us and organize very well the trip and timing perfect. Good personns, reliable and profesional. I highly recommand. To join berhanu guide : +251 91 486 1090
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 December 2023
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koen peter
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Solo
Tigray is a beautiful mountainous region, and I visited the church Abuna Yemata Guh, on Gheralta Rock. The super friendly and capable guide named TK supported me during the trip and climb. We drove from Mekele, and the drive towards the church is already impressive. But the real fun and action begins when you start hiking and clambering the tricky cliffs leading towards this crazily located church. TK explained very well why the church was built there and he can tell you a lot of nice stories about the paintings within the church. Don't underestimate the climb. But, several professional locals will help you out (you need the help, unless you are an experienced climber) during the most challenging part of the climb. Don't forget to bring cash to tip them. The views are stunning and you might just get an adrenaline rush. Afterwards we went for lunch - nice goat tibs - and that concluded this unique experience.
Written 11 July 2024
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dawid s
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
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Mar 2024 • Friends
A four-day tour of Tigray churches and Axum offers a captivating glimpse into Ethiopia's rich history and cultural heritage. From the ancient monolithic churches of Tigray to the historic sites of Axum, this tour is a journey through time. Witnessing the intricate rock-hewn architecture and vibrant religious ceremonies in Tigray is truly awe-inspiring, while exploring Axum's archaeological wonders, including the towering obelisks and St. Mary of Zion Church, provides a deeper understanding of Ethiopia's ancient past. Overall, this tour is a must for history enthusiasts and cultural adventurers alike, offering a fascinating immersion into Ethiopia's remarkable heritage in just four days.i recommend sahlie beza as a guide in ethiopia .sahlie.simien@gmail.com phone +251936598727
Written 20 April 2024
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Euglent
London, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Amazing experience in Tigray. Great history, beautiful culture and detailed information on all the churches. Arigawe was knowledgeable and very detailed and happy to explain and answer any questions raised. Highly recommend Arigawe for going above and beyond: picking you at the airport (meet and greet) giving you a detailed tour and sending you back to the airport. His pricing is spot on and his itinerary is fully customisable.

Get in touch with Arigawe on the below email and whatsapp number for more info:

- Email aregawigebrehiwet6@gmail.com
- WhatsApp +251914795520
Written 17 April 2024
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An V
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My first Afrika experience was so nice! Without our driver/gide Kibrum Tadesse
was this trip never the same. He helped us making contact with the local people, he drove us from Mekele to Maychew and also to Gheralta . He has great knowledge about lots off things and was therefore more than a driver. We highly recommend Kibrum as a reliable and friendly companion.
An and David.
Written 7 April 2024
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Sara d
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I had a very nice time in the Tigray region thanks to Brehanu and his team. Being a solo female traveler from Switzerland, I choose my local guides as often as possible by recommandations. This one was particularly a great one as he made me feel as friend and family, not a client. He is intelligent, sensitive, hardworking, humble, generous and with a lot of responsibilities taking care of his mother and his siblings. During his childhood and school holidays, he was a goat shepherd in the Gheralta mountains. He is educated, fluent in English, respectful, human-oriented and not money-driven, a rare quality in the tourism sector. The safety and happinness of his clients matter more than anything else, he can adjust the offer depending on your budget and accommodation expectations. We visited many beautiful sites, churches, monasteries, view points, accessible either by private car, motobike or hiking ! This region is absolutely stunning and one of the highlight of my trip was to visit his family, learning how to make injeera and the tea ceremony on their farm. I would like to say here again a thousand thanks to Brehanu, Kebi and the other persons who made my stay so full of great memories. We even saved a donkey together (ask him the story when you will meet him ;))! I wish all the best of success to Brehanu and I highly recommend him to any solo or group travelers : +251 91 486 1090
Written 27 February 2024
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Wubishet M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
My time at Gheralta mountains was incredible. The views were beautiful and the churches were amazing to see up close with incredible architecture.
My guide Kiros made my journey easy and fun, accomodating to the type of experience I was looking for, which was a camping, hiking, local experience, tella and he definitely delivered 🙌🏽🙌🏽
Kiros was more of a friend than a guide by the end of the 3day tour. Kiros has a great knowledge of English mixed with a relaxed, humourous, polite manner making it very easy to get along with.

Highly recommend his service attached is his contacts
Name, Kiros
Email, kirostourguid@gmail.com
WhatsApp number,+251948484843
Written 20 February 2024
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Stuart J
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I had a very memorable experience visiting Abuna Yemata Guh Church, in no small part because of my guide Coffee. Coffee did a good job of tailoring the experience to my interests and priorities. He knew all about the different aspects of the church, such as the artwork and liturgical objects. We were able to spend quite a bit of time there, speaking with the priests and taking in the spectacular views. If you're looking for a friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and helpful guide, check out Coffee! His WhatsApp number is: +251 93 069 3937
Written 4 February 2024
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sara1365
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We visited the Gheralta mountains in the north of country in January 2024 and I have to say we were fortunate to meet Araya, who guided us to the amazing churches of Tigray. We visited 4 churches, which thanks to Araya each of them were in a different way beautiful. Proportional to our need Araya made a package for us including accommodation in a hotel with good standards, transportation, food etc for a fair amount of money.
Araya even made my wish come true and took us to a local wedding in the village. On our first hiking day his wife cooked for us a delicious Ethiopian dish and they invited us to their house for lunch.
If I would go back to Tigray in the future I will for sure ask Araya to guide me and take me to hike.
He as well organises camping in the Gheralta area.
I highly recommend him to anyone.
He is knowledgeable, is familiar with hiking and climbing spots and takes care of the wishes of his clients.
Unfortunately I felt a bit sick on my hike and wasn’t the fastest but he hiked with patience with me and didn’t make me feel bad about my speed.
His WhatsApp number is:
+251 93 904 8682
Written 2 February 2024
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ANDRE S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Starting at Semera and ending up in Mekelle is a trip that includes a lot special moments.
The guide Berhanu and his team organiced all in a great way.
Good drivers and a great cook provided great team spirit.
The "multiple star" hotels where special but save.
Erta Ale volcano was impressive, Dallo beautiful ... a local guide was always around to provide background.
The "stone mountain road" to Mekelle was an eye opener on how Afar people life... overall 3 great days full of unique moments!
Thanks to the team!!!!
Written 15 January 2024
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536mischaw
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Enjoyed a most impressive 3 days 2 nights trip to the Danakil Depression & Erta Ale (the volcano) with a group, guided by "Fish".

Really stunning views, night skies, landscapes like you'd imagine on Mars.. Fish is a very versatile guide, that will go the extra mile trying to give everyone the best experience. Be ready for the heat though! I believe he also does tours to Axum, Lalibela, Gondar, Simien Mountains as well as the south (Omo valley).

Here's his whatsapp in case: +251 91 443 0313
Written 14 January 2024
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