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Trekking Monastery Of Tsaeda Emba Tour

Trekking  Monastery Of Tsaeda Emba Tour Packages
Country: Eritrea
City: Asmara
Duration: 4 Day(s) - 3 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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Package Itinerary

Visitors will start from Asmara and visit Keren. A few kilometers away from Keren is the Monastery of Tsada’emba.

The landscape of the region is a combination of vast meadows and steep mountains with different vegetation and shrubs scattered all over the region. Though a majority of the land type falls in the category of either meadows or high mountains, there are few exceptional areas where one can find a mountain in a middle of a meadow or mountains with steep slopes on both sides.

It is here in this hilly highland terrain of the Anseba region that one of the country’s oldest monasteries, the Monastery of Tsaeda Emba Selassie is located.

The monastery sits wedged atop one of the region's highest mountains, mount Tsaeda Emba. Climbing this mountain is not only hard but also dangerous and anyone who is interested in visiting this monastery would have to climb this steep mountain and crawl through the edge at the entrance. This edge is where the two sides of the mountain meet forming a sharply steep slopes, making it impossible for a person to stand on it. Despite this fact, the monks in the monastery are used to the edge and can walk over it without much difficulty, but to anyone visiting walking with two legs on this edge is impossible.

Day 01: Arrival

Arrive at Asmara International airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Asmara

Day 02 Asmara City

Asmara, the capital of Eritrea is the largest City. Laying at an altitude of 2400 meters above sea level the City has a year-round pleasant climate at a range of 18-25 Celsius. Even during the summertime, Asmara has an enjoyable climate. The modern city of Asmara was literally created by the Italians between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century. The city’s elegant streets and the adjoining promenade are comfortable for day or night walking.

The city now accommodates more than 400 art Deco buildings officially recognized by UNESCO. The city maintains its cleanliness, which is commended by many visitors. One of the attractive features of Asmara, in particular, and the country, in general, is that it is the safest place to enjoy. One would feel as if one is in Rome when touring Asmara. Many Italians use to call it “Asmara Bella” .meaning “Asmara the beautiful”. Overnight in Asmara.

Day 03 - Monastery of Tsaeda Emba

After Breakfast, a spectacular driving down from Asmara to the north to the city Keren route from high altitude to medium altitude. The site is 125 kilometers from Asmara which is found in the town of Hagaz. The mountain Monastry Tsaeda Emba is found in Hagaz. Which is challenging to trek. The monastery is about 310 years old. Only men are allowed to climb.
Overnight in kern.

Day 04 - Keren City

After Breakfast a tour to the city of Keren, enjoying the moderate weather of the city. In the afternoon the visitor would come back to Asmara city and later in the evening, the visitors will be transferred to the airport for their bon voyage back home.

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