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

From USD 90

Begin by following a small road from Kafr Malek to Ein Samia Valley. 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 ancient Roman aqueducts, used to divert water from Ein al-’Auja to Jericho, past the ruins of a Byzantine church and into the Al-’Auja Bedouin community. 

 

The second day begins in the broad plains of the Jordan Valley, where you will pass 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 provides a true oasis to all walkers. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the Mount of Temptation, Tell as-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 authentic overnight stays in their one-of-a-kind mudbrick guesthouse. Hikers can also have their passports stamped at the guesthouse.

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Day 1: Kafr Malek to Al-’Auja

Throughout you journey on Masar Ibrahim you will experience the beauty of Palestine's wilderness: 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. Begin your walk on a demanding yet rewarding path that winds 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 and learn about their habits and traditions. Sleep in a Bedouin tent and and enjoy the traditional, authentic hospitality 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

The next morning, after a nutritious Bedouin breakfast, head towards Jericho - the lowest city in the world, and one of the oldest, which with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage provides 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 necessity to try.

 

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

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

Included:

  • Two lunches (en route and at Mount Temptation)
  • 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

Meeting Point: Kafr Malik Village Council

Meeting Time: 08:30 

To get more information and directions please contact Zaid Azhari: 0569155116

  • Experience one of the most stunning valleys of the area 
  • Visit Jericho, an ancient city rich in culture, history and vibrance

Route

  1. East Jerusalem