Ethiopian Timket, Epiphany!

Timket or Epiphany is an event which celebrated with great zeal, enthusiasm, and respect to commemorate the actual baptism of Jesus Christ in River Jordan.

The event attracts thousands of pilgrims from all around the world to the ancient land of churches at Lalibela and it’s surroundings!

Contrary to what many believe, Timket is rather a festival of color, music, and religiosity all happening at once.

While priests don traditional Ethiopian clothes and ancient Ethiopian robes, the local men and women dress up in the best clothes they have which obviously are of the Ethiopian descent. Usually, white clothes are preferred with a hint or mix of other bright colors but everyone wears the best piece of clothing that is available to them during this time. As there is even a saying regarding the clothing which goes somewhat like “A dress that is not worn to Timket shall be torn to shred”.

On the final day of the event, all men and women except for priests wear clean white traditional Ethiopian robes and followed by a procession that is led by the priests who however are dressed in luxuriant fabrics with luxuriously big and embellished umbrellas. There is singing and dancing while carrying religiously symbolic ornaments such as the holy cross. During the parade, the priests spray over the holy water on the onlookers. When all this is going on, some elderly choose to stick to the traditional ceremonial services such as holding the fans while other recites verses from the bible.

Discover the Local Side of Ethiopia with Access Eco Trekking Tours multiple tour options of all over the country…. From the ancient Axum, Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gonder, Tigray churches, Denakil Depression, Dallol, Addis Ababa, Lucy, Southern Ethiopia Cultural and photography Tours of the Lower Omo Valley tribal circuit!!

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The Local Side of Ethiopia, Africa!!

The Local Side of Ethiopia!!

Innocent and Hopeful Children of Ethiopia, Africa and the World!!!!

Photo by one of our customers Jana STURM!!! We thank you so much for this exceptional views about the hidden beauties and local side of Ethiopia!!

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia!

The Local Communities We Support!!!

Dear our previous, current and future customers!

We would loved to update the local communities we (You our respected customers) always support from the income we generate because you are travelling with us!

As our philosophy depend on with providing an Eco friendly, community based, sustainable tourism local tour and travel in Ethiopia, we are really committed and feel great responsible that our travel idea insures the benefits of the local communities you journey with! So that, we proudly would loved to updates our customers the local communities in Lalibela Hospital, Community Schools, Access Eco Trekking Tour Football club and that we provide a school supplies for every student!

Access Eco Trekking Tours Football club has a members of 18 innocent children who study at Lalibela primary school and more than providing their annual school supplies…. we become certified children football club and we are playing at the children league games in Lalibela.

We also support Street children in Lalibela being with our previous customer teaching them metal, wood work and design!


Access Eco Trekking Tours Football Club .

Our Football club learning how to ride Bicycle!

Provide food and drinks for the local pilgrims visit Lalibela churches duration Christmas!

Our customers helping the daily labour working their job during work !

Providing school supplies for the daughter of local residents and giving money to cover their 1 year house rent at our Lalibela Office!

Our metal, wood work and design students who were a Street boys before!

Market Days of the Omo Valley

Market Day in the Omo ValleySince most people have long journeys to and from the towns, markets are best visited between 10:30am and 4:00pm.Access Eco Trekking Tours listed the Notable markets of Omo Valley as follow to help travellers plan their trip dates to match with the Market days.1-Arbore MarketDayMondayTribes at the MarketArbore and Tsemay2-Dimeka MarketDayTuesday and SaturdayTribes at the MarketBanna, Bashada, Hamer, Karo & Tsemay3-Jinka MarketDayTuesday and SaturdayTribes at the MarketAri, Banna, Bashada and Mursi4-Giyo MarketDayThursdayTribes at the MarketAri, Bacha, Dime, Mursi and Surma5-Hana Mursi MarketDaySundayTribes at the MarketAri, Bacha, Dime, Mursi and Surma6-Key Afar MarketDayThursdayTribes at the MarketBanna, Hamer and Tsemay7-Omorate MarketDayTuesday and SaturdayTribes at the MarketDaasanach8-Turmi MarketDayMonday and ThursdayTribes at the MarketBashada and Hamer9-Weyto MarketDaySaturdayTribes at the MarketTsemayThe markets at Dimeka (Saturday), Key Afar (Thursday) and Turmi (Monday) are among the biggest and best.

Botanical Tours in Ethiopia

Ethiopia Botanical Tours spent a fantastic day with our professional botanist in Gullele Botanical Garden, Simein mountain national park, around mount Abune yosef and lower Omo Valley discovering the flora, fauna, wildflowers and plants in Ethiopia!!

This page is intended mainly for the Naturalist Botanist) travellers who loves flora, fauna, flowers and plants! We have carefully studied about the flora, fauna, wild flowers and plants that are growing around the Ethiopian highlands (Northern and Southern parts of Ethiopia) specially the flora, fauna, wildflowers and plants that are in Ethiopians national parks, remote villages, countryside, Gulelle botanical garden and farmlands of the country! Join us today and discover about the flora, fauna, wildflower and plants in Ethiopia!

Join us today and discover all about the flora, fauna, wildflowers and plants in Ethiopia!

Irish Prime Minister In Lalibela

Access Eco Trekking Tours! We spend a great time with the Irish Prime Minister visiting the churches of Lalibela!

Happy New Year To Everyone Worldwide!!

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August Eco & Community Based Tourism

Traveling around the Classic Northern Historical circuit Lalibela, Bahir Dar, Gonder, Simien Mountains National Park, Axum and Mek’ele is unique and so wonderful from August to November is so fantastic!

In joining one of our Eco friendly trekking and community based tourism tour around the Northern Ethiopia offers a unique combination of culture and adventurous trip!!

Join us today and discover about Ethiopia and It’s people!

We offer Eco friendly trekking tour, Mountain Hiking, Cultural Tour, Historical Tour and Adventurous tour!!

Outdoor Activities Around Lalibela, Ethiopia

If your trip around Lalibela fails during the weekend? Then Lalibela has so much to offer on Saturday… Lalibela’s open air market is where thousands of people come to buy and sell from different villages around the highlands of Ethiopia. 

You definitely have the chance to visit the very large market with thousands of people having different dressing, hair, cultural and historically styles communities to the city!

Access Eco Trekking Ethiopia Tours would make this happened to you!