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Asheton Maryam Monastery

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending 2 days in Lalibela, and enjoying the churches there, we decided to visit this mountain monastery. Bad decision. When we arrived, we were approached by one of the many "priests" and asked for the admission money. It is now 350 Birr, which is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank YachtBarbaraAnn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views along the trek from Lalibela are amazing, being on top of one of the highest mountains in the area. The problem, as everywhere in Ethiopia, are the greedy priests. Religion = money money money So, hike there (don't drive) and enjoy the view....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StewieSalty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This monastery is 10km out of Lalibela city center. The road leading there is bumpy, dusty and winding. A tuk tuk ride to go there costs around 400-500 birr and takes about half an hour. Entrance ticket costs 350 birr, cash only. The tuk tuk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MundocomoCasa
Reviewed January 8, 2019

There are two options available.... 1. a 2.5-3hr trek to the church 2. get driven then climb the last little bit We did the hike as we weren't told about the vehicle option which is a shame because 6 of our 12 group members would...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Kerryn72
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

I went by bajaj /tuk tuk up to the top of the mountain road and then walked with my guide for about 2 kms up to the monastery. The views are spectacular. We stopped half way for some local coffee. Definitely recommend wearing walking shoes....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

The hike and climb to this Monastery was difficult. Just take your time and enjoy the views. Be careful of the small children - they will offer to help you up the mountain but in the end will DEMAND MONEY. We were forced to give...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank lakeMIbeachbum
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Take half a day to hike up to Asheton Maryam Monastery. The stunning views from the top and all along the way would themselves be worth the mild exercise, but all along the way, you'll meet locals and get a glimpse of rural village life....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank calebfmatsela
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I have to say I went to Lalibela in bad shape. This is why I had a tough time climbing up to Asheton. It was worth every it though. The panoramic view of Lalibela Town is breathtaking. Make sure to carry an extra t-shirt and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dennis K
Reviewed April 23, 2018

and for the trails, there is 2 ways in order to reach this place from lalibela center, a trekking , nice one, around half day go and back or by car , you ll stop at the parking then you ll walk 20 minutes, the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ksarman
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We drove to the end of the road, then walked up in the early morning. Low hanging clouds and fog made the walk surreal, and we met many young boys carrying things up and down the trail. We spent a couple of hours on top...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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