Tuesday, 22 of March 2022- Hebron to Dura -Thru Hike

From USD 25

The Hebron to Dura day stage begins in front of the Ibrahimi Mosque (Al-Haram al-Ibrahimi), the most important landmark in Hebron, where Ibrahim (Abraham), revered by three religious traditions, was buried alongside his wife, his son, grandson, and their wives.

The path leads further through the souqs and alleys of Old City of Hebron, one of the only cities in the world today with a perfectly preserved twelfth century Mamluk infrastructure. It also passes next to the Russian monastery, located in the suburbs of Hebron, containing Ibrahim’s Oak. The legend says that at the foot of the tree, the prophet welcomed three strangers. After he had prepared them a meal and washed their feet, the three men revealed themselves to be angels who told him that his wife would give birth to a son.

A shepherds’ path leads out of the city toward agricultural fields and natural areas covered with flora characteristic for Palestine’s central highlands climate region: trees like Terebinth (Pistacia palaestina) and Palestine Oak (Quercus calliprinos), the aromatic wild thyme (za’atar) and during the springtime various kinds of colorful flowers.

The trail also passes through valleys close to Taffuh (8 km west of Hebron) with various archaeological sites, and among them a 6th century Byzantine monastery with an impressive baptismal font (Al-Ma’moudiya) and ruins of Crusader churches that were looted.

 Hikers stamp location : Hebron

 

Walking distance: 12.4 km
Walking time: 3-5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

 

Recommendations:

  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 4-5 liters of water and snacks for the hike
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Your camera

Included:

  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Lunch in Dura 

Not Included:

  • Transportations to the starting point and from the end point 

From USD 25

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Meetin point: Lamar Guest House in Hebron 

Meeting Time: 08:30

 

 

Route

  1. East Jerusalem