18 - 24 November 2017, Tuqu’ to Beit Mirsim, Thru Walk 2017
Begin your journey from encountering the Bedouin hospitality. Your hosts will make sure to take you to the best lookout on the Dead Sea in the area. After a picturesque hike through the rough surfaces of the desert landscape, you will arrive to a spot that may prove hard to forget. After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, tranquille village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area. There your hosts will treat you with the freshly made grapes molasses called dibis for breakfast or serve a platter of savory Palestinian grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of meat and spiced rice for lunch. The trail will lead hikers towards the Old City of Hebron, where home of Al-Ibrahimi Mosque, a place of conflict and spirituality and a symbol of struggle and hospitality. Follow the labyrinth of alleys, streets and courtyards through Hebron’s old quarters and mingle with the shopkeepers as you move toward the Mosque. South of Hebron awaits you the new part of the Masar Ibrahim that invites all the hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage. The new stages reveal impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.