3 - 4 November 2018, Rummana to Arraba, Masar Ibrahim Thru Hike

In Rummana, we will meet with local families and the village council. Afterwards, we will start the hike by passing through the agricultural center of Jenin, an area that is especially lively during the olive harvest season. An olive grove serves as a perfect place to rest with a cup of herbal tea brewed on a fire. Hikers will encounter a beautiful landscape filled with the massive trunks of ancient olive trees, as well as notable landmarks like Burqin Church. The trail passes through fields filled with cabbage and tobacco, as well as through beautifully preserved old village centers, like that of Arraba, where you will be met by traditional Palestinian hospitality.

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10 - 11 November 2018, Kafr Malek to Jericho, Masar Ibrahim Thru Hike

Begin by following a small road from Kafr Malek to Ein Samia Valley. The path drops down into Wadi al-’Auja, a deep, rugged wadi that runs from Ein Samia (Samia Spring) down to Ein al-’Auja in the Jordan Valley. From Ein Al-’Auja, the trail follows ancient Roman aqueducts, used to divert water from Ein al-’Auja to Jericho, past the ruins of a Byzantine church and into the Al-’Auja Bedouin community.    The second day begins in the broad plains of the Jordan Valley, where you will pass by the tents of the Bedouin community of Wadi al-’Auja. The trail enters Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world.  Its calm atmosphere and rich heritage provides a true oasis to all walkers. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the Mount of Temptation, Tell as-Sultan, and the winter palaces of Hisham and Herod the Great. Nearby Jericho, members of the Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp Women’s Center invite hikers for warm home-cooked meals and authentic overnight stays in their one-of-a-kind mudbrick guesthouse. Hikers can also have their passports stamped at the guesthouse.

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13- 14 November 2018 Sea Level Community to Tel Al-Qamar, Masar Ibrahim Thru Hike

Day one: Sea Level to Kherbet Al-Merd This section of the trail begins at the desert sanctuary of Nabi Musa, dating back to the 13th century. According to Islamic tradition the site is the final resting place of the prophet Moses; the site consists of the tomb and a mosque and a spacious compound built around them. The journey continues through open, uninhabited areas with beautiful, panoramic vistas. The trail ascends from a deep valley along old pilgrimige routes to a mountain which overlooks Jericho and the Dead Sea. Along the route hikers will meet Bedouins tending their livestock, normally camels and sheep. At the end of this section awaits Khirbet al-Mird (Hyrcania in Greek), the mysterious fortress commonly attributed to the Hasmonean leader John Hyrcanus, who is said to have built it towards the end of the second century BC. Walking distance: 15.10 KM Walking time: 5-6 hours Difficulty: Difficult Day 2: Kherbet Al-Merd to Tel al-Qamar The winding trail takes hikers down into the Kidron Valley, a valley full of caves that, in the Byzantine times, were inhabited by monks. The spectacular Mar Saba Monastery and a few Byzantine monasteries are found here: the cluster was named after Saint Saba (439-532 CE), who settled in a cave opposite the site to live in complete seclusion. The area is a perfect spot to take a break and enjoy the view and atmosphere before continuing on the Masar through hills and valleys to the Tal al-Qamar area. Walking distance: 11.20 KM Walking time: 4-5 hours Difficulty: Difficult The price includes: Two lunches One - Overnight at Kherbet al-Merd Grotto One dinner and one breakfast Not Included: Transportations from/to the starting and ending point

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17 - 18 November 2018, Tequa to Bani Na’im, Masar Ibrahim Thru Hike

Begin your journey with a picturesque hike through the rough  desert landscape to one of the best overlook points of the Dead Sea.  After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquil village famous for the surrounding grape orchards.

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