1 April 2017, Saturday. Ain Samia to Auja

Starting in Ain Samia, thought by many to be the most beautiful area in the West Bank, this hike will cover 10.5 km and take you through some of Palestine's most amazing valleys.

Ain Samia, which is located on the eastern plains of Kafr Malek, is a very terrific water spring that is considered the strongest and purest in the governorate. It is rich with water springs and water systems that are built along the aqueducts of the ancient ruins of the area.

While this hike will challenge you with its demanding terrain, it will also reward you with spectacular views and a peaceful atmosphere.

  • Length:       10.5 km
  • Duration:    4 - 5 hours
  • Category:   Difficult

What to bring:

  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 3-4 liters of water and snacks/ lunch for the walk
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Your camera

What is included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Transportation from/to Jerusalem or Beit Sahour

 

  • Jerusalem Meeting point: in front of the Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate
  • Beit Sahour Meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality
  • Meeting time:    08:00
  • Approximate returning time:  17:00
  • Explore water springs and water systems that have been built along the aqueducts 
  • See religious and archaelogical sites near Ain Samia

More information: http://masaribrahim.ps/en/masar-the-path/nablus/ain-samia-to-auja

Route

  1. Jerusalem