1: ‘Arab ar-Rashayida to Bani Na’im

After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquil village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area.

There, your hosts will treat you with freshly made grapes molasses called dibis for breakfast or serve a platter of savory Palestinian grape leaves stuffed with a mixture of meat and spiced rice for lunch.
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Walking Notes

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Elevation Profile

‘Arab ar-Rashayida to Bani Na’im Stage Elevation Profile

Stage PDF

‘Arab ar-Rashayida to Bani Na’im Stage Description PDF

GPS

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In the Hebron Region

Arab ar-Rashayida to Bani Na’im

Distance: 22.3km
Time: 6-8 hours
Challenge: Difficult

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Sites and Highlights

  • Masafer Bani Na’im
  • Tomb of Prophet Lut
  • Bani Na’im – Old City
  • Maqam Yaqin (Shrine)

Food and Water

For the hike take:

  • at least 3 litres of water
  • snack

Food and water can be purchased in Bethlehem, Tuqu’ or can be organized for pick up at the Abu Isma’el Bedouin tent.

Enjoy a meal at the Ba’ni Naim Homestays.

Guides

Find your guide: here. The presence of a Bedouin companion is recommended.

Accommodations

  • Sonia Khdour Homestay
  • Manar Manasrah Homestay
  • Muhammad Zedat Homestay
  • Wafa Manasrah Homestay
  • Mahmoud Hjoub Homestay
  • Shorouq al-Khdour Homestay
  • Firyal Manasrah Homestay

Local Products

Stop by Bani Na’im Women’s Association to stamp your Hiker Passport and possibly purchase locally made products, e.g. raisins or dibs (grape juice molasses).

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Transportation

  • ‘Arab ar-Rashayida can be reached with a private taxi or car.
  • Bani Na’im can be reached from Hebron with a shared taxi for 5 NIS.

Notes and Tips

  • Remember about sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)

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