Jericho to Sea Level Community


Follow this beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Qelt and view Deir al-Qelt (St. George’s Monastery), clinging on the side of the rocky canyon.

It is a long and beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Qelt where walkers will have a chance to discover the ruins of King Herod’s winter palace and then see the clinging to the side of the rocky canyon Deir al-Qelt (St. George’s Monastery). The view transports visitors to the 4th century when the earliest desert-dwelling monks sought lives of faithful seclusion.

The road becomes easier as it leaves the monastery and heads towards the Roman aqueduct – another spectacular landmark located along that section of the Trail. Then the trail passes through the remote lands and the wilderness of the Jordan Valley, to lead to the historic road from Jericho to Jerusalem and reach the Bedouin’s camp located exactly at the sea level.

Distance: 16.00 Km
Time: 3-5 Hours
Challenge: Moderate
Food And Water

For the hike take:

  • at least 3 liters of water
  • snack
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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