Lalibela, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lalibela, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Lalibela, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Lalibela, Ethiopia

Based on the climate and weather in Lalibela, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Lalibela, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lalibela, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Lalibela, Ethiopia by month

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January

Traveling to Lalibela in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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February

If you go to Lalibela in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

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March

Traveling to Lalibela in March, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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April

April is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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May

May here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you go to Lalibela in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you go to Lalibela in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Lalibela in September, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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November

If you go to Lalibela in November, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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December

If you go to Lalibela in December, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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