EVERY WEDNESDAY - JERICHO TO SEA LEVEL ( WADI QELT )

From USD 130

It is a long and beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Qelt where walkers will have a chance to discover the ruins of King Herod’s winter palace and then see the clinging to the side of the rocky canyon Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery). The view transports visitors to the 4th century when the earliest desert-dwelling monks sought lives of faithful seclusion.

The road becomes easier as it leaves the monastery and heads towards the Roman aqueduct – another spectacular landmark located along that section of the Masar.

 

  • Length: 18.7 km
  • Starting time: Every Wednesday at 8 AM
  • Walking duration: 5 - 7 hours
  • Category: Moderate
  • Approximate return: 5 PM
  • Price: (Includes: experienced trekking guide, transportation form and back to the meeting point.)

 

From USD 130

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What to bring?

  • Lightweight walking boots and modest comfortable clothing
  • Possibly walking poles
  • At least 2 liters of water, sandwiches and snacks
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Passport or ID card, phone, camera

Highlights

MEETING POINT: In front Bank of Jordan at Bab Zukak Junction in Bethlehem. It is the last bus stop for #231 bus starting from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. The buses are frequent (around each half an hour) and it takes around 45 minutes to arrive to Bethlehem.

Route

  1. Bethlehem