VISITING THE ANCIENT CHURCHES OF TIGRAI

Please find below some useful information about the visit to the ancient churches
from Gheralta lodge and especially:

At the arrival to the lodge the staff will help to make a program and to find a guide
(and also transport facilities, if not already available).



One way WALK 10 minutes


AREA

CHURCH

Interest

Accessibility

Walking

time

Notes

Hawzen

Abuna Tecle

Hymanot

High

easy

10

Time by car: within 20 minutes one way


AREA

CHURCH

Interest

Accessibility

Walking

time

note

Gheralta

Korkor (Maryam

and Daniel)

Very high

Difficult

≤ 90

same path for 2

churches

Gheralta

Abuna Yemata Guh

Very high

Very difficult

≤ 90

Requires basic climbing

experience

Gheralta

Maryam Berakit

high

easy

5

Time by car: 21 – 40 minutes one way


AREA

CHURCH

Interest

Accessibility

Walking

time

note

Gheralta

Maryam

Papaseity

High

Easy

50


Koraro

Abuna Gebre

Mikael

High

Very difficult

≤ 90


Degum

Degum

Sellassie

High

Easy

5


Degum

Debre Tsion Abuna

Abraham

Very high

Easy

60

Steep path

Degum

Yohannes

Maequddi

Very

high

Affordable

60

Steep path

Degum

Maryam Airofeda

High

Easy

40

Steep path


Time by car: 41 – 60 minutes one way


AEREA

CHURCH

Interest

Accessibility

Walking

time

notes

Woukro

/Degum

Abraha

Atsbaha

Very

high

Easy

5


Woukro

/Degum

Woukro

Chercos

Very

high

easy

5


Teka / Tesfay

Medhane Alem adi

Kesho

Very high

Affordable

50


Teka / Tesfay

Petros Pawlos

Very high

Affordable

30

On the rocks with

protections

Teka /

Tesfay

Mikael

Milahizengy

High

Affordable

30


Nebelet

Maryam Woukro

High

easy

30

Ask for the level of the river to be

passed


Time by car: 60 – 90 minutes one way


AEREA

CHURCH

Interest

Accessibility

Walking

time

note

North

Hawzen

Maryam

Bahera

High

Easy

30


North

Hawzen

Beta Yesus

Gwahegot

High

Affordable

70


Tembien

Gabriel

Wukien

Very

high

Affordable

20

Women not

admitted

Tembien

Abba

Yohanni

Very

high

Affordable

50

Women not

admitted



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