2: Jericho to Sea Level Community

Follow this beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Quelt and view Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery), clinging on the side of the rocky canyon .

It is a long and beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Quelt where walkers will have a chance to discover the ruins of King Herod’s winter palace and then see the clinging to the side of the rocky canyon Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery). The view transports visitors to the 4th century when the earliest desert-dwelling monks sought lives of faithful seclusion.

The road becomes easier as it leaves the monastery and heads towards the Roman aqueduct – another spectacular landmark located along that section of the Masar. Then the trail passes through the remote lands and the wilderness of the Jordan Valley, to lead to the historic road from Jericho to Jerusalem and reach the Bedouin’s camp located exactly at the sea level.

Topo Map

Map Legend

Walking Notes

Download a PDF version here.

Elevation Profile

Jericho to Sea Level Community Stage Elevation Profile

Stage PDF

Jericho to Sea Level Community Stage Description PDF

GPS

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In the Jericho Region

Jericho to Sea Level

Distance: 18.70km
Time: 5-7 hours
Challenge: Moderate

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Sites and Highlights

  • St. George’s Monastery (Wadi Quelt)
  • Nabi Musa

Food and Water

For the hike take:

  • at least 3 litres of water
  • snack

Food and water can be purchased in Jericho.

Guides

Find your guide: here.

Accommodations

  • Sea Level Community Bedouin Tent

Local Products

Women at the Sea Level Community Tent have their handmade jewellery and embroidered items for sale.

Transportation

  • Sea Level Community Tent can be reached by shared taxi from Jericho or Bethlehem ( around 25 NIS).

Notes and Tips

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

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