11 - 12 November 2017, Kufr Malek to Jericho, Thru Hike 2017

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Following a small road from Kafr Malek to Ein Samia Valley. After that the path drops down into Wadi al-’Auja, a deep, rugged wadi that runs from Ein Samia (Samia Spring) down to Ein al-’Auja in the Jordan Valley. From Ein Al-’Auja, the trail follows the wadi and ancient Roman aqueducts, used divert water from Ein al-’Auja to Jericho, past the ruins of a Byzantine church and onto the Al-’Auja Bedouin community as to have a great cultural night with a delicious

The second day begins in the broad plains of the Jordan Valley and passes by the tents of the Bedouin community of Wadi al-’Auja. The trail enters Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world.  Its calm atmosphere and rich heritage is a true oasis to all walkers. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the Mount of Temptation, Tell es-Sultan, and the winter palaces of Hisham and Herod the Great. Nearby Jericho, members of the Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp Women’s Center invite hikers for warm home-cooked meals and offer overnight stays in a 0ne-of-a-kind mudbrick guesthouse. Hikers can also have their passports stamped at the guesthouse.

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Day 1: Kfur Malek to Al-’Auja

Start your journey on Masar Ibrahim for a close experience with the nature. Palestine’s central position at the crossroads between Africa, Asia and Europe makes it a pathway for the biannual migration of over half a billion birds, making it a birdwatcher’s paradise. Then, a demanding yet exciting path will take you through the Al-’Auja Valley, home to an impressive array of plant and animal life - look closely to spot a Mediterranean turtle. In Al-’Auja meet the Bedouin communities, learn about their habits and raditions. Have achance to sleep in a Bedouin tent and and explore the authentic hospitality traditions of Palestine.

  • Length:      14.10 km
  • Duration:    4 - 5 hours
  • Category:   Difficult
  • Dinner and Overnight at the Bedouin Community
     

Day 2: Al-’Auja to Jericho

In the next morning, after a nutritious Bedouin breakfast, head towards the famous Jericho - the lowest and one of the most ancient cities in the world, which with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage is a true oasis to all walkers. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the Mount of Temptation, Tell es-Sultan, and the winter palaces of Hisham and Herod the Great. Delicious Medjoul dates grown in the area are a must thing to taste.

Near Jericho, members of the Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp Women’s Center invite hikers for warm home-cooked meals and offer overnight stays a one of its kind mudbrick guesthouse. There, hikers can also stamp their passports. 

  • Length:                  14.10 km
  • Duration:    4 - 5 hours
  • Category:   Moderate

The price include:

  • Two Lunches (enroute and at Mount Temptation)
  • One-Overnight at local Bedouin Family
  • One Dinner and one breakfast

Not included:

  • All transportations from/to the start and the ending point
  • Optional Bike tour in Jericho  (20$)
  • Any Other extra expenses
  • Experience one of the most stunning valleys of the area and admire its natural richness
  • The trail will lead you to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, which with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage is a true oasis to all walkers.

Route

  1. East Jerusalem