Accommodation for overnight stays is available either in rural Palestinian host families’ homes or in Bedouin tents depending on which segment is chosen. During the weekend walks, you will be staying in family homes in Palestinian villages, meeting the children and grandparents, and sharing their fresh, home-cooked traditional food. Palestine is among the most water-poor countries in the world. Please use water with great care. Men and women usually sleep separately, on mattresses on the floor of the family’s main living space. It is advisable to bring your own cotton sleeping-bag liner.
What to Wear?
- Appropriate light-weight walking shoes.
- Both women and men are advised to dress accordingly to show respect to rural communities.
Climate & Weather:
Palestine’s climate is essentially Mediterranean, with hot summers, cold winters and mild spring and autumn. Temperatures can reach 40 degrees centigrade in midsummer. However, the nights are cool in the mountains and desert. Winter brings rain, and sometimes snow to the mountains. Walkers are always informed about the weather forecast a few days before the walk.
The currency used in the West Bank is the Shekel. The U.S. dollar and the Euro may be used for some payments.
Essentials Packing List:
- Small back pack to carry essentials.
- Bottled water.
- Snacks for the hike.
- High factor sunscreen.
- Sunglasses and a hat.
Traveling to Jerusalem is straight forward for European and US travellers. Several airlines offer flights to Tel Aviv’s Ben GurioInternational Airport, which is approximately one hour’s bus ride away from Jerusalem. If arriving from Jordan, please check on border crossing details. For any advice on how to reach Jerusalem, please contact us.
The electrical current is 220. The sockets are round as in Europe. Otherwise, it is advisable to have a plug converter.
Safety & Security:
Palestinians are very friendly and hospitable people with legendary respect for guests and visitors to their land. The walking route in Palestine has been established in 2013 , and since then, hundreds of people from different countries around the world, have hiked all or part of the route safely or securely, without any incidents of any kind. You will be walking in rural areas, and will be guided at all times by a professional Palestinian trekking guide who knows the communities along the route, and is held in great respect and affection by the residents of the area.