02 -14 April 2018, Masar Ibrahim Two Weeks Walk

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The Masar Ibrahim al Khalil offers travelers a rare opportunity to go beyond the headlines and the stereotypes, to get away from the ordinary Holy Land tours, and to explore for themselves the remarkable landscape, hospitable people and ancient historical sites of Palestine. The Masar (‘The Path’) provides a rare chance for visitors to be welcomed into ordinary Palestinian homes; to share a homemade traditional meal and listen to stories of traditions and customs; and to learn about the daily lives, concerns, and hopes of the people. Palestine is an extraordinary land. Take the first step to walk the Masar, and you are guaranteed to be rewarded with a life-enhancing experience. 

 

The 2 week trail starts in the northern city of Nablus and ends in the southern desert village of Rashaydeh.

 

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Proposed Dates for the Masar Ibrahim Twelve Day Walk:

 

Day One: The Old City of Nablus and the Holy Mountain of Gerazim

 

Total walking time: city wandering + an additional 20 minutes

Terrain: city streets and (well maintained) dirt road 

Overnight: homestay with families in Awarta

 

Day two: Awarta to Duma

 

Total walking time: 6-7 hours

Terrain: dirt paths, trail, some asphalt

Overnight: homestay with families in Duma 

 

Day three:  Duma to Kafr Malek

 

Total walking time: 5 hours + optional additional 2 hour walk

Terrain: dirt roads, shephards' paths; some rocky uphill

Overnight: homestay with families in Kafr Malek


Day four:  Kafr Malek to Taybeh

 

Total walking time: 3 hours

Terrain: dirt roads and shephards' paths; some uphill

Overnight: guesthouse in Taybeh

 

Day five:  Ein Samia to Al Auja 

 

Total walking time: 7 hours

Terrain: dirt roads and desert paths; mostly downhill

Overnight: homestay with Bedouins in Al Auja

 

Day six:  Auja to Jericho - the oldest continuously inhabited town on Earth

 

Total walking time: 4 hours

Terrain: dirt roads and desert paths, some asphalt

Overnight: guesthouse in Jericho

 

Day seven:  Wadi Qelt to the Medieval Shrine of Nabi Musa

 

Total walking time: 6 hours

Terrain: rocky desert paths and canyon trails; some climbing 

Overnight: guesthouse in Beit Sahour

 

Day eight:  Nabi Musa to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Mar Saba

 

Total walking time: 7 hours

Terrain: rocky desert trails; mainly uphill

Overnight: homestay in a Bedouin camp in Wadi al Joz

 

Day nine:  Mar Saba to Bethlehem

 

Total walking time: 4 hours

Terrain: desert paths and asphalt; mainly uphill

Overnight: guesthouse in Beit Sahour

 

Day ten:  Bethlehem to Artas

 

Total walking time: sightseeing + optional 1 hour walk

Terrain: gentle footpaths; mostly downhill

Overnight: guesthouse in Bethlehem

 

Day eleven:  Artas to Tequa

 

Total walking time: 5 hours

Terrain: footpaths and dirt roads

Overnight: homestay in Tequa

 

Day tweleve:  Wadi Jihar to the Desert of Rashaydeh

 

Total walking time: 6 hours

Terrain: rocky desert paths

Overnight: homestay with Bedouin family in Rashaydeh

 

Day thirteen:  Rashaydeh Desert Sunrise - Bani Naim

 

Total walking time: 6 hours

Terrain: rocky desert path, some asphalt; mostly uphill

Overnight: homestay with family in Masafer Bani Naim

 

Day fourteen:  Departure

 

A support vehicle will be available for the whole duration of the 12-day walk.  The support vehicle will transport your bags to each location that you will be staying overnight.  

  • Walk through remarkable landscape
  • Be welcomed by hospitable people
  • Listen to stories about Palestinian culture and traditions
  • Explore ancient historical and religious sites
  • Taste homemade traditional Palestinian meals and sweets

Route

  1. Jerusalem