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 culture of Palestine, breathtaking landscape and ancient historical sites. 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 that first step to walk the Masar, and it is guaranteed that you will be rewarded with a life-enhancing experience. 

The 2 week trail starts in the northern city of Nablus and ends in the southern Desert of Reshayda.

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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 + 20 MINS
TERRAIN: CITY STREETS, AND A GOOD DIRT ROAD INTO THE VILLAGE
OVERNIGHT: HOMESTAY WITH FAMILIES IN AWARTA

Day two: Awarta to Duma

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 6 - 7 HOURS
TERRAIN: DIRT TRACKS, SHEPHERDS, PATHS, SOME ASPHALT
OVERNIGHT: HOMESTAY WITH FAMILIES IN DUMA

Day three:  Duma to Kufr Malek

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 HOURS (WITH OPTIONAL EXTRA 2 HOUR WALK)
TERRAIN: DIRT ROADS, SHEPHERD’S TRACKS, SOME UPHILL AND SCRAMBLING
OVERNIGHT: HOMESTAY WITH FAMILIES IN KUFR MALEK


Day four:  Kufr Malek to Taybeh

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 3 HOURS
TERRAIN: DIRT ROADS AND SHEPHERD’S TRACKS, SOME UPHILL
OVERNIGHT: GUESTHOUSE IN TAYBEH

Day five:  Ein Samia to Auja 

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 7 HOURS
TERRAIN: DIRT ROADS AND DESERT TRACKS, MAINLY DOWNHILL
OVERNIGHT: HOMESTAY WITH BEDOUIN IN AUJA

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

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 4 HOURS
TERRAIN: DIRT ROADS AND DESERT TRACKS, SOME ASPHALT INTO JERICHO
OVERNIGHT: GUESTHOUSE IN JERICHO

Day seven:  Wadi Qelt to the Medival Shrine of Nebi Musa

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 6 HOURS
TERRAIN: ROCKY DESERT PATHS AND CANYON TRAILS, SOME CLIMBING
OVERNIGHT: GUESTHOUSE IN BEIT SAHOUR

Day eight:  Nebi Musa to the Greek Orthodox Monaster of Mar Saba

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 7 HOURS
TERRAIN: ROCKY DESERT TRACKS AND 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: ASPHALT, DESERT TRACKS, MAINLY UPHILLOVERNIGHT: GUESTHOUSE IN BEIT SAHOUR

Day ten:  Bethlehem to Artas

TOTAL WALKING TIME: SIGHTSEEING + OPTIONAL 1 HOUR WALK
TERRAIN: GENTLE FOOTPATHS, 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 Reshayda

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 6 HOURS
TERRAIN: ROCKY DESERT TRACKS
OVERNIGHT: HOMESTAY WITH BEDOUIN FAMILY IN RASHAYDEH

Day thirteen:  Rashayda Desert Sunrise - Bani Naim

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 6 HOURS
TERRAIN: ROCKY DESERT TRACKS, SOME ASPHALT, MOSTLY CLIMBING
OVERNIGHT: HOMESTAY WITH FAMILY IN MASAFER BENI 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