The Historic North Ethiopia Route -10 days/9 nights

Summarized Itinerary

The historic route features trekking or running while visiting the most fascinating historic locations in northern Ethiopia including UNESCO designated World Heritage sites. The route covers Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Bahir Dar , Gondar and Simen Mountains where you will have the opportunity to visit medieval castles, 12th-13th century rock-hewn churches, and the fascinating land scape in Simen Mountains while running and trekking up to 100 km in 10 days. The summarized itinerary for the package is as follows:

Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa. You will be welcomed at the airport by Run in Africa Sport Travel staff and transferred to Ghion Hotel for check in.

Day 2: Orientation on highland trekking/running, briefing about the trip. Addis Ababa city tour and short guided running on Entoto or Sululta Mountains for muscle relaxation and adaptation to the altitude (5-10km).Overnight at Ghion Hotel.

Day 3: Fly to Bahir Dar, city tour and group running around Lake Tana (5-10km). Overnight at Abay Minch Lodge.

Day 4: Visit the Blue Nile Fall and group trekking around the fall. Boat trip to visit some of the old monasteries on Lake Tana. (5-10km). Overnight at Abay Minch Lodge.

Day 5: Drive to Gondar and visit the city, Debre Berhan trinity church and the medieval Castel which was built by Emperor Fasilides in the seventeenth century . Overnight at Goha Hotel.

Day 6: Drive to Simen Mountain Trek 20-25km around Sanka Ber. On the way visit Gelada Baboos. Overnight at Simen Lodge.

Day 7: Drive to Gondar and overnight at Goha Hotel.

Day 8: Fly to Lalibela and visit the 11 remarkable rock hewn rock churches of Lalibela including Bete Medhanialem and St George churches which were believed to have been built by the king Lalibela in the late 11th or early 12th century. Overnight at Mountain View Hotel.

Day 9: Short running / trekking in the surrounding areas of Lalibela (10-15km) and visit some of the rural villages in area. Overnight at Mountain View Hotel.

Day 10: Fly back to Addis Ababa, city tour and handicraft shopping (optional). Fly back to the country of origin.

What does the Service Package include?

  • Round-trip Airport transfers
  • Round-trip domestic flight to Lalibela and Bahir Dar
  • Hotel accommodation and meals
  • All on country transportation
  • Training and orientation on highland running
  • Medical support during running
  • Guide service during the training session
  • All entrance fees for all the sites in the tour
  • Basic travel insurance


  • 1,740 € per person excluding international flight. There will be a 10 % group discount for groups of 3 members and above.

    Note: Single room supplementary is €150 and minimum group size for this trip is 10 people.

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