Peaking at 4284m about 15km northeast of Lalibela, Mount Abune Yoseph (also known as Rim Gedel) is one of the highest and wildest mountains in Ethiopia. Its remote upper slopes support a relict population of around 25 Ethiopian wolves, along with large numbers of gelada monkey, while the massif is home to more than two hundred bird species including lammergeyer and the endemic Erlanger’s lark, blue-winged goose and Ankober serin. A 70-square-kilometre area around the peak is set aside as the Abune Yoseph Community Conservation Area and is serviced by the highest community lodge in Africa (set at a chilly 3952m) as well as an extensive network of hiking trails. A minimum of three days and two nights is recommended for the trip, and the hike can be extended to a week by following some of the community trails established by Tesfa.

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