EVERY SATURDAY - Nabi Musa - Mar Saba - Tell al-Qamar

The winding trail takes hikers down into the Kidron Valley full of various in size caves that in the Byzantine times were inhabited by monks. There can be also found a spectacular Mar Saba Monastery with few Byzantine wilderness monasteries matching its serenity and beauty. The cluster was named after Saint Saba (439-532 AD), 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 the atmosphere.

The trail then takes walkers through hills and valleys leading to the Tal al-Qamar area, which in Arabic means the Hill of the Moon.


  • Length: 14 km
  • Starting time: Every Saturday at 8 AM
  • Walking duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Category: Moderate to Difficult
  • Approximate return: 5 PM
  • Price: (Includes: experienced trekking guide, transportation form and back to the meeting point.)


What to bring?


  • Lightweight walking boots and modest comfortable clothing
  • Possibly walking poles
  • At least 2 liters of water, sandwiches and snacks
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
  • Passport or ID card, phone, camera

MEETING POINT: In front Bank of Jordan at Bab Zukak Junction in Bethlehem. It is the last bus stop for #231 bus starting from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. The buses are frequent (around each half an hour) and it takes around 45 minutes to arrive to Bethlehem.


  1. Bethlehem