Ashetan Maryam

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Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Church
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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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The hike out to Ashetan Maryam was one of my favorite experiences on our trip through northern Ethiopia. The hike is relatively short (less than 2 hours) and takes you from the center of town through a quaint village and up to a lovely monastery the offers stunning views from its 3,150 m perch.

The monastery may be visited by hiking or a combination of mule ride and hike. The monastery itself is quite simple but the atmosphere, scenery, and hike make it a must see if you are in Lalibela.

Local children are likely to follow you up the path asking for money, to join them for coffee, etc. Giving only encourages this so please say no and donate to an organized cause. Otherwise, you inadvertently incentivize the kids here to skip school to get money from tourists. Going for coffee is often a scam.

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