Masar Ibrahim Thru-Hike #ThruMasar

Masar Ibrahim Thru-Hike #ThruMasar is a special biannual (March and November) event on the Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil that offers hikers the experience of crossing the full length (330km) of the trail in 21 days in a row.

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Join us on the following dates:

  • 03 – 23 / 03 / 2018
  • 03 – 23 / 11 / 2018

You can join for the whole 21-day journey, for a week, weekend or only one day! For more information contact us at info@masaribrahim.ps.

Experience this unforgettable journey and wander through the country’s hidden treasures, explore the heights and depths of its wonder and encounter the local hospitality, rich history and heritage.

– We see this hike as having the potential to tell the world about the Masar Ibrahim: the more people who know about it, the bigger the difference it can make to the Palestinian communities living along the trail. –

Thru-Hike March and November 2018 Sign Up

We would like to invite you to join at any stage of the trail and for as long as you would like. Leave the details in the following form so we could reserve a spot for you. See the full schedule of the Thru-Hike for March and November 2018 below. Looking forward to hiking with you!

#ThruMasar March 2018 Schedule

Date Place Distance
& Difficulty
Highlights
** Besides the famous Palestinian hospitality **
Sat 03 / 03 or 03 / 11 Rummana to Burqin 17.80 KM
moderate / difficult
Hike through the olive groves of the north and visit the ancient church of Burqin.
Sun 04 / 03 or o4 / 11 Burqin to Arraba 14.70 KM
moderate
Enjoy the olive harvest atmosphere and pass through the impressive Ottoman Palaces of Arraba.
Mon 05 / 03 or 05 / 11 Arraba to Sanur 09.50 KM
easy
Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.
Tue 06 / 03 or 06 / 11 Sanur to Sabastiya 15.60 KM
difficult
This demanding hike will take you through the most interesting places of the region. Sebastiya is a home to great archaeological and architectural treasures.
Wed 07 / 03 or 07 /  11 Sabastiya to Nablus 10.10 KM
easy
Experience the unique atmosphere of the famous city, Nablus. Indulge yourself in tastes and fragrances of its Old City markets.
Thur 08 / 03 0r 08 / 11 ‘Awarta to Duma 18.60 KM
moderate /difficult
Walk from a village to village, encounter the stunning views of the Jordan Valley in the background.
Fri 09 / 03 or 09 / 03 Duma to Kfur Malek 14.90 KM
moderate /difficult
The name Duma means calmness. Indeed, when you enter this agricultural village its peaceful atmosphere absorbs you.
Sat 10 / 03 0r 10 / 11 Kfur Malek to Al-’Auja 14.40 KM
difficult
Experience one of the most stunning valleys of the area and admire its natural richness.
Sun 11 /03 or 11 / 11 Al-’Auja to Jericho 15.20 KM
moderate
The trail will lead you to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, which with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage is a true oasis to all walkers.
Mon 12 / 03 or 12 / 11 Jericho to Sea Level Community 18.90 KM
moderate
Follow this beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Quelt and view the clings on the side of the rocky canyon Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery).
Tue 13 / 03 or 13 / 11 Sea Level Community to Khirbet al-Mird 13.70 KM
moderate
This journey follows through large uninhabited areas, filled with beautiful panoramic vistas.
Wed 14 / 03 or 14 / 11 Khirbet al-Mird to Tal al-Qamar 12.70 KM
moderate
In Arabic, Tal al-Qamar means Hill of the Moon. The site, remote from the hustle and bustle of the city life, is a perfect spot to watch a full moon or stargaze.
Thur 15 / 03 or 15 / 11 Tal al-Qamar to Bethlehem 12.20 KM
easy
The winding trail will take you down into the Kidron Valley full of caves of various sizes which, in the Byzantine times, were inhabited by monks.
Fri 16 / 03 or 16 / 11 Bethlehem to Tuqu’ 11.90 KM
moderate
After a visit to world heritage sites, the Old City of Bethlehem and Nativity Church, follow the fertile valley of Artas towards Tuqu’.
Sat 17 / 03 or 17 / 03 Tuqu’ to Arab ar-Rashaiyda 26.40 KM
difficult
Encounter the Bedouin hospitality. Your hosts will make sure to take you to the best lookout on the Dead Sea in the area.
Sun 18 / 03 or 18 / 11 Arab ar-Rashaiyda to Beni Na’im 22.20 KM
moderate / difficult
After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquil village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area.
Mon 19 / 03 or 19 / 11 Beni Na’im to Hebron 07.00 KM
easy
Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire its buildings, typical of traditional vernacular Mamluk and Ottoman architecture.
Tue 20 / 03 or 20 / 11 Hebron to Dura 13.70 KM
moderate
This stage will take you from the busy streets of Hebron through agricultural fields surrounding the city and picturesque valleys rich in natural beauty and archeological sites.
Wed 21 / 03 or 21 / 11 Dura to As-Sura 12.10 KM
moderate
South of Hebron awaits you as the new part of the Masar Ibrahim, inviting all hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage.
Thur 22 / 03 or 22 / 11 As-Sura to Adh-Dhahiriya 12.80 KM
moderate
The stage reveals impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.
Fri 23 / 03 or 23 / 11 Adh-Dhahiriya to Beit Mirsim 18.80 KM
Moderate / difficult
Adh-Dhahriya’s historic core, with its narrow streets and small domed stone houses, is a well-preserved example of an architectural complex that dates back to the Ottoman era.