Al-’Auja to Jericho
Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage is a true oasis to all walkers.
The section begins in an area of spacious plains in the Jordan Valley and passes by the tents of the Bedouin community of Wadi al-’Auja. The trail enters Jericho, one of the oldest cities in the world, which with its calm atmosphere and rich heritage is a true oasis to all walkers. Visitors can enjoy a visit to the Mount of Temptation, Tell es-Sultan, and the winter palaces of Hisham and Herod the Great.
Nearby Jericho, members of the Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp Women’s Center invite hikers for warm home-cooked meals and offer overnight stays a one of its kind mudbrick guesthouse. There hikers can also stamp their passports.
Photos of Jericho Region
Al-‘Auja to Jericho
- Distance: 16.3km
- Time: 3-5 hours
- Challenge: Moderate
For the hike take:
at least 3 liters of water
Al-‘Auja can be reached from Jericho with a shared taxi for 7 – 20 NIS.
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.