22- 25 May 2017, Masar Ibrahim - Spring Northern Part

The Masar Ibrahim al Khalil offers travelers the rare opportunity to go beyond the headlines and the stereotypes, to get away from the ordinary Holy Land tours, and to explore for themselves the remarkable landscape, hospitable people and compelling historical sites of Palestine. The Masar (‘The Path’) provides a chance for visitors to be welcomed into ordinary Palestinian homes; to share traditional homemade meals and listen to stories of traditions and customs; and to learn about the daily lives, concerns, and hopes of the people. Palestine is an extraordinary land. Take the first step to walk the Masar, and you are guaranteed to be rewarded with a life-enhancing experience. 

 

The northern trail starts in Nablus and ends in Taybeh, and is based on four days of walking with mini bus transfers to and from the trail. 

 

More information: http://masaribrahim.ps/en/

Location

Itinerary

 

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
Difficulty: 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
Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Overnight: Local host families

 

Day Three:

 

Walk from Duma to Kafr Malek

Pass through the village of Mughayyar to visit Ain Samia.

 

Total walking time: 5 – 7 hours
Distance: 14.9 km
Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Overnight: Local host families

 

Day Four:

 

Hike from Kafr Malek to Taybeh.

Visit Taybeh Brewery and taste local beer

Late afternoon transfer back to Jerusalem or Bethlehem.

 

Total walking time: 5 – 7 hours
Distance: 14.4 km
Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult

 

More Information: 

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