18 March 2017, Saturday. Aqraba to Duma with a cooking class

This walk will be a special one as the walk will be topped off with a special cooking experience! 

We encourage you to walk with us, through the winding green highlands of the Nablus region from the picturesque village of Aqraba towards Duma.

The village’s territories which are a mix of plains and mountains interferes with the neighboring villages. It is famous mostly for planting olive trees, almonds, corn, lentils, and a variety of summer vegetables such as tomatoes and zucchini. The yield of olive trees is of the main source of income for many inhabitants.

You end up the hike in Duma which is 25 kilometers southeast of Nablus. Duma's residents still mostly rely on irrigated crops, fruit orchards, olive groves and livestock for food. There are four water springs in Duma that provide water for the residents.

  • Walking distance:         10 km
  • Walking time:               2 - 3 hours
  • Difficulty:                      Moderate

What to bring:

  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 2-3  liters of water and snacks for the hike
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Your camera

What is included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Cooking class and lunch in Duma
  • Transportation from Jerusalem/ Beit Sahour and back

Jerusalem meeting point: in front of the Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate

Direction: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jerusalem+Hotel/@31.7843026,35.2258947,677m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x150329c458973183:0x496b59518afd3fa1!6m1!1e1

 Beit Sahour meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality.

 Meeting time:   08:00

Approximate returning time:  17:00

Highlights

  • Learn how to cook a traditional Palestinian meal.
  • Enjoy walking through green highlands of wildflowers and blooming almond trees of the Nablus region 

Route

  1. Jerusalem