21 October 2017, Saturday. From Sea Level to Jericho

Long and challenging, this hike will prove to be rewarding. Hike along the Jerusalem wilderness through the isolated, barren, rocky wadi, which hosts the Greek Orthodox Monastery of St. George, which appears to hang on the Jordan Valley cliffs. The Wadi offers a unique variety of flora and fauna.  Your final destination is Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. 

  • Walking distance:       16 km
  • Walking time:             5 - 7 hours
  • Difficulty:                    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
  • Meeting time:             08:00


  • Beit Sahour Meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality
  • Meeting time:             07:30
  • Approximate returning time:  17:00


  • from Jerusalem: 60$
  • from Beit Sahour 50$
  • Walk through Wadi Qelt towards Jericho, the oldest continuously inhabited town in the world.
  • St. George Monastery 

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