Jabal Al-Baba To Sea Level


Emerge yourself in the wilderness and climb the mountains with spectacular views for miles.

Jabal Al Baba (The Pope Mountain) is a Bedouin community located in East Jerusalem Heights in the town of Eizariya, its 350 population groups in 70 families that came from Bir As-Sabe’ and mainly depend on livestock for their living. They live on a 36000 square meter area of the mountain space that was gifted by Late King Hussein Ibn Talal- King of Jordan in 1964 to Pope Paul VI during his visit to Palestine and was named after him to be called Jabal Al Baba.

Jabal Al Baba is one of Jerusalem’s hills that overlooks the city of Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, and it is characterized by beautiful environmentalism as it has a water spring next to the Roman archaeologist ruins, which proves that the Romans lived there.

Leading Al-Eizariya and hiking towards Wadi Abu Hindi, you will find yourself walking on the “Sugar Trail”, which is an old trade route that used to transport spices and condiments up from the Dead Sea towards Jerusalem. The landscape will become different, and you will encounter Bedouins from the “Jahhalen Tribe” throughout your journey. Emerging more into nature, you will cross another valley that is called Wadi Mukallak until you make all your way to the Sea Level Bedouins.

Reaching the tent and meeting with the Bedouins, you will get a rich cultural experience and get the chance to hear more about Bedouins and their lifestyle and get to participate in different activities during your stay with them. 

Distance: 10.00 Km
Time: 6-7 Hours
Challenge: Moderate
Food And Water

For the hike take:

  • at least 3 liters of water
  • snack

m\To Jerusalem Direct Distance Price
Jenin 106 km 50 ILS
Nablus 60 km 35 ILS
Ramallah 16 km 20 ILS
Bethlehem 7 km 20 ILS
Hebron 31 km 40 ILS

Notes And Tips

Check the weather before you go. Always remember about sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses). During the summer season wear light but modest clothes. During the winter season remember about a warmer jacket – mornings and evenings are usually cold.

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