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ASHETEN MARIAM(THE CHURCH OF ST. MARY)

It is famous for its closeness to hike up to the mountain where this 13th century monastery is found and the mountain where this monastery is found has an altitude of 3300m asl. And there is a new church built recently at the very summit of Mount Asheten, which is an extra walk up hill from this ancient monastery.

MOUNT LALIBELA HUDAD

It is natural attraction known for its scenic view and beauty of the flora and the general geological formation of the mountain ridges that you cross during the hike to this particular attraction. There is a possibility to have lunch at a lodge established on one of the plateaus of Mount Lalibela Hudad.

KENKENIT MIKAEL ROCK HEWN CHURCHES (THE CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL)

It is located on a mountain ridge, which can be reached only on foot path, which is 14km outside Lalibela. The historic church is encircled by Juniper Trees. The weather on this mountain ridge where the monastery is located is very cold during Ethiopian Winter (wet season) and cold nights during the Ethiopian Dry season.

This particular rock hewn church was carved out of solid rock during the period of Axumite Period emperor Girma Asferie (666E.C.) and Bishop Aba Mussie, Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church had been the one in charge to have carved this rock hewn church. Some of the wall carvings and effigies of Arch Angels and crosses carved on the walls. These carvings resemble to the ones that are seen on the walls of Bete Golgotha and bête Mariam rock hewn churches in Lalibela. This particular monastery church is believed to have housed abundant number of ancient parchments and other ancient treasures according to our sources from the monastery’s scholars and elders of the area. There is annual Festival on November 12 (Ethiopian Date) and on June 12 (Ethiopian Date) as religious and commemoration festivals.