The Palestinian Heritage Trail Thru-Hike #THRUHIKE

Palestinian Heritage Trail Thru-Hike #ThruHike is a special biannual (March and November) event on the Palestinian Heritage Trail that offers hikers the experience of crossing the full length (330km) of the trail, 21 days in a row.

2- 25 MARCH 2022,THRU Hike 

You can join for the whole 21-day journey, for a week, weekend or only one day! For more information contact us at 


First Week Highlights:

  • Visit Burqin Church and the Ottoman Palaces of Arraba and Sanur
  • Explore the ruins of the ancient city of Sebastia
  • Visit the vibrant city of Nablus
  • Try the famous and delicious Nabulsi kanafeh


Second Week Highlights:

  • Walk through two natural valleys
  • Experience traditional Bedouin hospitality
  • Visit the fascinating cities of Jericho and Bethlehem
  • Adventure in the Jerusalem wilderness
  • Wadi Quelt Monastery, and Mar Saba Monastery
  • Sleep in a cave


Third Week Highlights:

  • Walk through the agricultural landscapes around Hebron
  • Tour the old city of Hebron
  • Learn about archaeological sites in the area
  • Visit Abraham’s Mosque (al Haram al Ibrahim) and the Adh-Dahriya old city



We would like to invite you to join at any stage of the trail and for as long as you would like. See the full schedule of the Thru-Hike for March 2022 below.

Siraj Center, a partner tour operator, will take your reservation. For registration visit For any inquiries contact Michael at or call him at 056-8990393

FYI: If you would like to join us for only a few, non-consecutive days, the price does not include transportation and hikers will be responsible for getting to the starting point of the hike themselves.  There are various accommodation options along the way: homestays, guesthouses, Bedouin tents and even a cave! These can also be booked through the Siraj Center. 

We look forward to hiking with you!


Previous THRU-Hike

#ThruHike Day-by-Day 2020 Schedule:


02 / 11 Rummana to Burqin 17.00 KM
moderate / difficult
Rummana Village Council Hike through the olive groves of the north and visit the ancient church of Burqin.
03 / 11 Burqin to Arraba 14.17 KM
Burqin Church Enjoy the olive harvest atmosphere and pass through the impressive Ottoman Palaces of Arraba.
04 / 11 Arraba to Sanur 12.70 KM
Abdalhadi palaces in the old town Meander between the olive trees of the region, view the lush agricultural valleys, and climb the steep hill to reach the Castle of Sanur.
05 / 11 Sanur to Sabastiya 15.50 KM
Sanur Roundabout This demanding hike will take you through the most interesting places of the region. Sebastiya is a home to great archaeological and architectural treasures.
06 / 11 Sabastiya to Nablus 12.10 KM
Sabastiya Municipality Experience the unique atmosphere of the famous city of Nablus. Indulge in tastes and fragrances of its Old City markets.
07/11 Nablus Free Day
08 / 11 ‘Awarta to Duma 18.60 KM
moderate /difficult
water tank Walk from village to village, encounter the stunning views of the Jordan Valley in the background.
09 / 11 Duma to Kufr Malek 14.80 KM
moderate / difficult
Near Duma School The name Duma means calmness. Indeed, when you enter this agricultural village you will be absorbed by its peaceful atmosphere.
10 / 11 Kufr Malek to Al-’Auja 14.10 KM
Kufr Malek Village council Experience one of the most stunning valleys of the area and admire its natural richness.
11 / 11 Al-’Auja to Jericho 16.30 KM
Ali Abu Kharbish Tent The trail will lead you to Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, which, with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage, is a true oasis for all walkers.
12/11 Jericho Free Day
13 / 11 Jericho to Sea Level Community 18.70 KM
Aqbat Jaber Women Center Follow this beautiful hike that leads through the picturesque Wadi Quelt and view the clings on the side of the rocky canyon of Deir al-Quelt (St. George’s Monastery).
14 / 11 Sea Level Community to Khirbet al-Mird 15.10 KM
Sea Level sign This journey follows through large uninhabited areas, filled with beautiful panoramic vistas.
15 /11 Khirbet al-Mird to Tal al-Qamar 11.20 KM
In Arabic, Tal al-Qamar means Hill of the Moon. The site, remote from the hustle and bustle of the city life, is a perfect spot to watch a full moon or stargaze.
16 / 11 Tal al-Qamar to Bethlehem 14.60 KM
Tal al-Qamar The winding trail will take you down into the Kidron Valley full of caves of various sizes, which were inhabited by monks during Byzantine times.
17/11 Bethlehem Free Day Over night at Holy Family Hotel
18 / 11 Bethlehem to Tuqu’ 14.50 KM
Manger Square – Peace Center After a visit to world heritage sites, the Old City of Bethlehem and Nativity Church, follow the fertile valley of Artas towards Tuqu’.
19 / 11 Tuqu’ to Arab ar-Rashaiyda 26.30 KM
Tuqu’ Municipality Encounter Bedouin hospitality. Your hosts will make sure to take you to the best lookout of the Dead Sea in the area.
20 / 11 Arab ar-Rashaiyda to Beni Na’im 22.30 KM
moderate / difficult
Rashaiyda Abu Ismail Tent After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquil village famous for the grape groves that surround the area.
21 /11 Beni Na’im to Hebron 07.00 KM
Beni Na’im Municipality Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire its buildings, typical of traditional vernacular Mamluk and Ottoman architecture.
22/ 11 Hebron to Dura 12.40 KM
Lamar Guesthouse This stage will take you from the busy streets of Hebron through agricultural fields surrounding the city and picturesque valleys rich in natural beauty and archeological sites.
23 / 11 Dura to As-Sura 11.20 KM
Dura Municipality South of Hebron awaits you as the new part of the Palestine Heritage Trail, inviting all hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage.
24 / 11 As-Sura to Adh-Dhahiriya 13.50 KM
As-Sura Village Council The stage reveals impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.
25 /11 Adh-Dhahiriya to Beit Mirsim 19.80 KM
moderate / difficult
Ad-Dahriya Municipality Adh-Dhahriya’s historic core, with its narrow streets and small domed stone houses, is a well-preserved example of an architectural complex that dates back to the Ottoman era.