Thru-Hike

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, 21 days in a row.

DAYS LEFT TILL THE NEXT THRU-HIKE:

Join us on the following dates:

  • 02 – 22 / 11/ 2019

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 NOVEMBER 2019 SIGN UP

 

We would like to invite you to join at any stage of the trail and for as long as you would like. See the full schedule of the Thru-Hike for  November 2019 below.

Siraj Center, a partner tour operator, will take your reservation. For registration visit the <<WalkPalestine>> website and find the “Masar Ibrahim Thru-Hike” tab. For any inquiries contact Suhair at suhair@sirajcenter.org or call her at 00972 (0) 568750801. 

FYI: If you would like to join us for only a few, non-consecutive days, the price does not include transportation and hikers will be responsible for getting to the starting point of the hike themselves.  There are various accommodation options along the way: homestays, guesthouses, Bedouin tents and even a cave! These can also be booked through the Siraj Center. 

We look forward to hiking with you!

 

Download #ThruMasar November 2019 Schedule:

#ThruMasar Day-by-Day 2019 Schedule:

 

DATE PLACE DISTANCE
& DIFFICULTY
MEETING POINT PRICE
INC. LUNCH, GUIDE
HIGHLIGHTS
02 / 11 Rummana to Burqin 17.00 KM
moderate / difficult
Rummana Village Council 90 NIS Hike through the olive groves of the north and visit the ancient church of Burqin.
03 / 11 Burqin to Arraba 14.17 KM
moderate
Burqin Church 90 NIS Enjoy the olive harvest atmosphere and pass through the impressive Ottoman Palaces of Arraba.
04 / 11 Arraba to Sanur 12.70 KM
easy
Abdalhadi palaces in the old town 90 NIS Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys, and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.
05 / 11 Sanur to Sabastiya 15.50 KM
difficult
Sanur Roundabout 125 NIS (inc. traditional Dabka dance) This demanding hike will take you through the most interesting places of the region. Sebastiya is a home to great archaeological and architectural treasures.
06 / 11 Sabastiya to Nablus 12.10 KM
easy
Sabastiya Municipality 125 NIS Experience the unique atmosphere of the famous city of Nablus. Indulge in tastes and fragrances of its Old City markets.
07/11 Nablus Free Day
08 / 11 ‘Awarta to Duma 18.60 KM
moderate /difficult
water tank 90 NIS Walk from village to village, encounter the stunning views of the Jordan Valley in the background.
09 / 11 Duma to Kufr Malek 14.80 KM
moderate / difficult
Near Duma School 160 NIS (inc. visit to Taybeh village) The name Duma means calmness. Indeed, when you enter this agricultural village you will be absorbed by its peaceful atmosphere.
10 / 11 Kufr Malek to Al-’Auja 14.10 KM
difficult
Kufr Malek Village council 90 NIS Experience one of the most stunning valleys of the area and admire its natural richness.
11 / 11 Al-’Auja to Jericho 16.30 KM
moderate
Ali Abu Kharbish Tent 160 NIS (entrance fees and guided tour of Hisham Palace) 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 for all walkers.
12/11 Jericho Free Day
13 / 11 Jericho to Sea Level Community 18.70 KM
moderate
Aqbat Jaber Women Center 90 NIS Follow this beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Quelt and view the clings on the side of the rocky canyon of Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery).
14 / 11 Sea Level Community to Khirbet al-Mird 15.10 KM
moderate
Sea Level sign 320 NIS (inc. accommodation, 2 lunches, breakfast and dinner) This journey follows through large uninhabited areas, filled with beautiful panoramic vistas.
15 / 11 Khirbet al-Mird to Tal al-Qamar 11.20 KM
moderate
Tour continues from the previous day 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.
16 / 11 Tal al-Qamar to Bethlehem 14.60 KM
easy
Tal al-Qamar 125 NIS The winding trail will take you down into the Kidron Valley full of caves of various sizes, which were inhabited by monks during Byzantine times.
17/11 Bethlehem Free Day Over night at Holy Family Hotel
18 / 11 Bethlehem to Tuqu’ 14.50 KM
moderate
Manger Square – Peace Center 90 NIS (visit to Manger Square) After a visit to world heritage sites, the Old City of Bethlehem and Nativity Church, follow the fertile valley of Artas towards Tuqu’.
19 / 11 Tuqu’ to Arab ar-Rashaiyda 26.30 KM
difficult
Tuqu’ Municipality 160 NIS (inc. extra transfer) Encounter Bedouin hospitality. Your hosts will make sure to take you to the best lookout of the Dead Sea in the area.
20 / 11 Arab ar-Rashaiyda to Beni Na’im 22.30 KM
moderate / difficult
Rashaiyda Abu Ismail Tent 90 NIS After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquil village famous for the grape groves that surround the area.
21 / 11 Beni Na’im to Hebron 07.00 KM
easy
Beni Na’im Municipality 90 NIS (inc. city tour) Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire its buildings, typical of traditional vernacular Mamluk and Ottoman architecture.
22/ 11 Hebron to Dura 12.40 KM
moderate
Lamar Guesthouse 90 NIS 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.
23 / 11 Dura to As-Sura 11.20 KM
moderate
Dura Municipality 90 NIS South of Hebron awaits you as the new part of the Masar Ibrahim, inviting all hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage.
24 / 11 As-Sura to Adh-Dhahiriya 13.50 KM
moderate
As-Sura Village Council 90 NIS The stage reveals impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.
25 / 11 Adh-Dhahiriya to Beit Mirsim 19.80 KM
moderate / difficult
Ad-Dahriya Municipality 90 NIS 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.