Sunday 10 December 2017, Mar Saba to Tel-AlQamar

The winding trail takes hikers down into the Kidron Valley full of various in size caves that in the Byzantine times were inhabited by monks. The spectacular Mar Saba Monastery and a few Byzantine wilderness monasteries are found here; the cluster was named after Saint Saba (439-532 CE), who settled in a cave opposite the site to live in complete seclusion. The area is a perfect spot to take a break and enjoy the view and the atmosphere.

The trail then takes walkers through hills and valleys leading to the Tal al-Qamar area.

Walking distance: 7 KM

Walking time: 2.5-3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Recommendations:

Lightweight walking boots

Walking poles

At least 2-3 liters of water and snacks for the hike

Sunscreen and hat

Your camera

 

Included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Lunch at Tel Al-Qamar
  • Transportation from Beit Sahour and back

 

Please note that there will be one meeting point: 

Beit Sahour: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality

Meeting time: 08:00

Approximate returning time: 15:00

Route

  1. Bayt Sāḩūr