17 June 2017, Saturday. St. George to Jericho

St. George Orthodox Monastery is a monastery located in Wadi Qelt, in the eastern side of Palestine. The sixth-century cliff-hanging complex, with its ancient chapel and gardens, is active and inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks. It is reached by a pedestrian bridge across the Wadi Qelt. The valley parallels the old Roman road to Jericho, the backdrop for the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Our final destination is Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world.

  • Length: 8 km
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Category: Moderate


  • Lightweight walking boots
  • Walking poles
  • At least 3-4 liters of water and snacks/ lunch for the walk
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Your camera



  • An experienced local hiking guide
  • Transportation from Jerusalem/ Bethlehem and back
  • Jerusalem Meeting point: in front of the Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate
  • Beit Sahour Meeting point: in front of Beit Sahour Municipality
  • Meeting time: 14:00
  • Approximate returning time:  19:00


  • From Jerusalem: 60$
  • From Beir Sahour 40$
  • St. George Orthodox Monastery is a monastery located in Wadi Qelt
  • Herod's Palace


  1. East Jerusalem