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.

Service Providers 

Jericho Guides

 Women Association in Jericho  

Photos of Jericho Region
Al-‘Auja to Jericho
  • Distance: 16.3km
  • Time: 3-5 hours
  • Challenge: Moderate
Stage Logistics

For the hike take:

at least 3 liters of water
snack

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.

Stop by Women’s Center in Aqbat Jaber Refugee Camp to stamp your Hiker Passport and possibly purchase locally made goods.