Lalibela, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Lalibela, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Lalibela, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

February

February here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans

May

May in Lalibela is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks

July

July here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella

September

Traveling to Lalibela in September, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

November

November dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella

December

If you are traveling 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and G
  • A SIM card that works in Lalibela
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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