14-17 March 2023,Palestinian Heritage Trail - Spring Northern part

Palestinian Heritage Trail is a long-distance cultural hiking route in Palestine. The trail is about 500 km long and extends from the village of Rummana northwest of Jenin to Beit Mirsim southwest of Hebron back to Artas in Bethlehem, in addition to the newly developed Jerusalem segment that starts in Eizariya through the Old City of Jerusalem towards the villages in the Northwest (Beit Suriq to Beit Duqqo) (See map). The trail passes through more than 60 Palestinian cities, villages and local communities where travelers can experience and enjoy the authentic Palestinian Hospitality.

The Palestinian Heritage Trail is more than just a hiking trail. It is a means of meeting and making connections with local Palestinians and hikers from all over the world. You can explore Bedouin communities and experience the traditional Palestinian dishes, which is one of Palestine’s most fundamental traditions. The Palestine Heritage Trail does not only invite hikers to experience nature but also to change their perspectives by recognizing shared common values and creating friendships along the way.

Slogan: “walk a path of history, Experience Nature and Hospitality”

 

More information: https://phtrail.org/

Location

DAY ONE:

Meet at the Jerusalem Hotel, 4 Anatara Ben Shaddad St., East Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate for an early morning transfer to Nablus.

Walk to Tel Balata, site of the Bronze Age city of Shechem,

In the afternoon, transfer to Huwara, on the outskirts of Nablus, then continue walking to Awarta. The village is 8 km southeast of Nablus.

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 3 hours
DISTANCE: 10.2 km
CHALLENGE: Easy
OVERNIGHT: Local host families
 

DAY TWO:

Leave Awarta in the morning for a full day’s walk to Duma, visiting Jabal Awurma and the villages of Aqraba.

Walk through Majdal and Bani Fadil along the way.

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 – 7 hours
DISTANCE: 18.6 km
CHALLENGE: Moderate - Difficult
OVERNIGHT: Local host families
 

DAY THREE:

 Walk from Duma to Kufr Malek passing through the village of Mughayyar to Ain  Samia.

Finally, a steep final ascent to Kufr Malek. 

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 – 7 hours
DISTANCE: 14.9 km
CHALLENGE: Moderate - Difficult
OVERNIGHT: Local host families
 

DAY FOUR:

Hike from Kufr Malek to Taybeh.

 Late afternoon transfer back to Jerusalem or Bethlehem.

TOTAL WALKING TIME: 5 – 7 hours
DISTANCE: 14.4 km
CHALLENGE: Moderate - Difficult

More Information: 

http://www.walkpalestine.com/files/Walking_in_Palestine_North.pdf