10-13 November 2022, Palestinian Heritage trail , Autumn- Northern part

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Palestinian Heritage Trail is a long-distance cultural hiking route in Palestine. The trail is about 500 km long and extends from the village of Rummana northwest of Jenin to Beit Mirsim southwest of Hebron back to Artas in Bethlehem, in addition to the newly developed Jerusalem segment that starts in Eizariya through the Old City of Jerusalem towards the villages in the Northwest (Beit Suriq to Beit Duqqo) (See map). The trail passes through more than 60 Palestinian cities, villages and local communities where travelers can experience and enjoy the authentic Palestinian Hospitality.

The Palestinian Heritage Trail is more than just a hiking trail. It is a means of meeting and making connections with local Palestinians and hikers from all over the world. You can explore Bedouin communities and experience the traditional Palestinian dishes, which is one of Palestine’s most fundamental traditions. The Palestine Heritage Trail does not only invite hikers to experience nature but also to change their perspectives by recognizing shared common values and creating friendships along the way.

Slogan: “walk a path of history, Experience Nature and Hospitality”

 

More information: https://phtrail.org/

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DAY ONE:

walking tour of the ancient city of Nablus
visit the olive oil soap factory
try Nablus’ delicious ‘kanafeh’
walk to Tel Balata, site of the Bronze Age city of Shechem, where Abraham arrived in the Land of Canaan
explore the Greek Orthodox Church, which houses ancient Jacob's well
traditional Palestinian dinner in Awarta

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 3 hours
DISTANCE: 10.2 km
CHALLENGE: Easy
OVERNIGHT: Local host families

DAY TWO:

a full day’s walk visiting Jabal Awurma and the villages around Aqraba, which is mentioned in the Bible as ‘Akrabbim’, meaning "scorpion” in Arabic. 
 visit the mosque which was built of ancient stones in the village center, which according to local tradition was originally a Byzantine-era church. Greek inscriptions and a cross are still visible. 

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 – 7 hours
DISTANCE: 18.6 km
CHALLENGE: Moderate - Difficult
OVERNIGHT: Local host families

DAY THREE:

hike alongside the deep, rocky wadi to the natural springs of Ain Samia
visit the archaeological site of Ain Samia.
local food and evening conversation with the welcoming families of Kufr Malek
meet members of the local women’s union.

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 – 7 hours
DISTANCE: 14.9 km
CHALLENGE: Moderate - Difficult
OVERNIGHT: Local host families

DAY FOUR:

hike along the edge of the high plateau with spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley,
visit the historic village of Taybeh, a mainly Christian town
tour Palestine’s only brewery.
visit the ruins of the 4th century Greek Orthodox ancient church of St. George.

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 – 7 hours
DISTANCE: 14.4 km
CHALLENGE: Moderate - Difficult

More Information: 

http://www.walkpalestine.com/files/Walking_in_Palestine_North.pdf

 

Route

  1. East Jerusalem