From the picturesque village of Tuqu’, walkers to Hebron make their way into the desert and can spend a night sleeping under the stars before turning east to climb past a series of crumbling monasteries along an ancient ascent into the mountains. In the high country overlooking the Rift Valley to the east is Bani Na’im, home to a grave and shrine dedicated to the prophet Lut, nephew of Ibrahim.
This region continues to echo with the memory of Ibrahim, from the pastoral setting of the country hills on the edge of the desert to the route’s climax: a huge shrine in the center of Hebron which houses the symbolic tombs of Ibrahim and his family, built atop the cave where tradition says they were all laid to rest.
After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquille village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area
Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire its buildings, typical of traditional vernacular Mamluk and Ottoman architecture.
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.
South of Hebron awaits you as the new part of the Masar Ibrahim, inviting all hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage.
The stage reveals impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.
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.
|Name||Area||Languages Spoken||Contact Information||Other services||Particular Interests|
|Hani Sulaiman||Hebron||Arabic, English, French||(+970)0569234564
|Flora/fauna, history, archaeology|
|abdelhafez dababsa||Hebron||Arabic, English||+972 (0) 568166103
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Flora/fauna, history, archaeology|
|Stage||Location||Name||Price Range||Contact Info||Amenities|
|1||‘Arab ar-Rashayida||Abu Isma’el Bedouin Tent||$||(+970)597430969||meals|
|2||Bani Na’im||Alia Manasra Homestay||$||(+970)597454335||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Sonia Khdour Homestay||$||(+970)599276614||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Manar Manasrah Homestay||$||(+970)599291798||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Muhammad Zedat Homestay||$||(+970)597149600||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Wafa Manasrah Homestay||$||(+970)598246358||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Mahmoud Hjoub Homestay||$||(+970)599599989||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
|2||Bani Na’im||Shorouq al-Khdour Homestay||$||(+970)598648725||meals|
|2||Bani Na’im||Firyal Al-Manasrah Homestay||$||(+970)599286936||meals, wi-fi, kitchen|
|3||Hebron||Lamar Guesthouse||$||(+970)569155146||meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry|
There are no exact schedules for the following transportation options. Buses and services (orange shared taxis for up to seven people; pronounced servees) usually start driving when they are full. Most transportation stops operating at sunset. The transportation might be less frequent on Fridays, especially between 12-2pm. Prices are subject to change.
|FROM / TO HEBRON||DISTANCE||TRANSPORTATION||PRICE|
|Jerusalem via Bethlehem||40km||Bus and Taxi||8 NIS + 9 NIS|
|Bani Na’im||10km||Taxi||5 NIS|
|Rashayida||women of ’arab ar-rashayida||Alia Rashaydeh
Tel: +972 (0)522809655
|support and generate income for women||yogurt, wool-filled pillows and mattresses|
|Beni Na’im||Bani Na’im Women Charitable Society||Itedal Manasrah: 0599730947||Empowering women.||Honey, Labna, Za`tar, and pickles, as well as knitting & embroidery as well as straw products.|
|Dura||Dura Cooperative Society for Food Processing||Huda Suleiman Shadid
|Developing the situation of women in the village.||Maftoul, yogurt production (labaneh, cheese, dried yogurt), grapes production (raisins, dibs, grapes jam, dried syrup – melban), dried herbs and thyme (zaatar).|
|Adh-Dhahiriya||Adh-Dahriyeh Women’s Center||Jihad al-Tel
|Raising women awareness in different subjects; Empowering women socially, and economically; Encouraging voluntary works for women; Founding small business for women.||Wool, embroidery, pastries for schools, olive pickles, maftoul, vegetables and fruits, traditional Palestinian food.|
|Adh-Dhahiriya||adh-dhahriya women club||Samia al Till at 0599895281||targets marginalized women in particular and works on developing and enhancing their situation in the village in general.||Maftoul, Labneh,pastries, sweets, pickles, cheese, beads and embroidery.|