23 April 2017, Sunday. Awarta to Duma

Walk through the beautiful hills of the Nablus region from the picturesque village of Awarta to Duma.  Awarta, 8 kms southeast of Nablus, has been inhabited since Biblical times. It is 560m high above the sea level. The village territories which are a mix of plains and mountains interfere with the neighboring villages. It is famous mostly for planting olive trees, almonds, corn, lentils, and a variety of summer vegetables such as tomatoes and zucchini. The yield of olive trees is of the main source of income for many inhabitants.

You end up the hike in Duma which is 25 kilometers southeast of Nablus. Duma's residents still mostly rely on irrigated crops, fruit orchards, olive groves and livestock for food. There are four water springs in Duma that provide water for the residents.

  • Walking distance:         18.6 km
  • Walking time:               5 - 6 hours
  • Difficulty:                      Moderate to Difficult

What to Bring:

  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 3 - 4 liters of water and snacks/ Lunch for the hike
  • Sunscreen and 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
  • Direction: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jerusalem+Hotel/@31.7843026,35.2258947,677m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x150329c458973183:0x496b59518afd3fa1!6m1!1e1
  • Meeting time: 08:00


  • Beit Sahour meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality
  • Meeting time:   07:30


  • Approximate returning time:  17:00
  • Enjoy beautiful landscapes
  • Walk through villages inhabited since Biblical times.
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  1. East Jerusalem