Hike one of Israel’s most picturesque valleys from Jericho to Jerusalem
The incredible Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Hiking journey from Jericho to Jerusalem is the perfect introduction to the natural beauty of the West Bank region that spans Palestine and Israel. Journeying on foot, you’ll experience these iconic areas in a truly unique and spectacular way.
Discover ancient sacred monasteries and follow the age-old winding aqueducts of the Wadi Qelt. Challenge yourself as you navigate gorges and ascend cliffs, gaining access to all the wonders of this captivating landscape. 2 adventure-filled days await you on the short but sweet Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Trek!
Highlights of the Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour
Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Hiking Tour Itinerary
Day 1 St. George Monastery and Ancient Aqueducts
After a briefing, a short transfer will drop your luggage at tonight’s accommodations in Kfar Adumim before continuing to the trailhead near st. George monastery (around 5 km from Jericho) where you’ll begin your hiking journey.
Enjoy the iconic view of the St. George Monastery built high into the cliffs above before visiting it up close. Explore the ancient aqueducts dating back to the time of King Herod as you step back in time.
The dramatic desert scenery continues all the way to the end of today’s hike at your accommodations in Kfar Adumim.
Overnight Location: B&B in Kfar Adomim
Distance: 5-7 hours, 13 km, 500 m of ascent
Day 2 Gorges and Streams of the Wadi Qelt
Today following breakfast, you’ll jump right back into the exciting trail straight from your accommodations at Kfar Adumim.
Descending back to Ein Maboa, you’ll enter again into Wadi Qelt. A challenging but exhilarating few kilometres lie ahead as you hike with the help of metal handlers, passing beautiful pools and the stream of Ein Prat.
Take in the splendour of the second iconic monastery on this trail, the Faran Monastery, which also hangs from a cliff above.
Finally, you’ll arrive at the unique secular settlement of Anatot, where your hike concludes. Take some time to explore and learn about this ideological community before taking a transfer back to your accommodations in Kfar Adomim. The tour ends here!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: 3-5 hours, 11 km, 400 m of ascent
Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Hiking Tour Price and Dates
This self-guided tour in Israel is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.
The best time to travel to Israel for this trek is from December to March.
Private Self-Guided Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Hiking Tour
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
Departures on Monday, Tuesday, and Sunday:
- Solo Traveller: $500 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 2: $250 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 3: $200 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 4-5: $175 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 6+: $175 USD per person
Departures on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday:
- Solo Traveller: $550 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 2: $275 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 3: $225 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 4-5: $200 USD per person
- Self-Guided Groups of 6+: $200 USD per person
Accommodation on the Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour
This tour is based in a comfortable local B&B, offering a private room and either basic or modern amenities.
Rooms are double occupancy and single travellers will pay a supplement (included in calculations above).
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement ($75 USD-$100 USD depending on your departure day) to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up where possible.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Local B&B in Kfar Adumim
Brimming with local character and charm, your stay in one of Kfar Adumim’s B&Bs will be comfortable and pleasant. Enjoy a room with basic or modern amenities, including an onsite breakfast on day 2 of your hike.
What’s Included in the Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour?
1 breakfast is included on this tour.
Accommodations for 1 night are included. Accommodations before the tour in Jericho and after the tour in Jerusalem are not included.
Transportation during the Tour
All transfers noted on the route are included for hikers on both days of the tour. Luggage is transferred on day 1 to the accommodation in Kfar Adumim.
- Detailed briefing via Skype/Zoom/Phone on day 1
- GPS mobile app
- Hiking maps
- Hiking guidebook
- 24/7 phone support
- Any meals not mentioned as ‘included’
- Guide services
Frequently Asked Questions about Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour
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