HEBRON REGION

The Masar Ibrahim al-Khalil trail continues through the wilderness between the shrine of An-Nabi Musa and Mar Saba Monastery with scenery full of breathtaking views on remote desert mountains and valleys. Afterwards, the way meanders steeply up the hills towards Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. The town is a natural rest and recovery point for hikers. From there, the path continues to Artas, passing near ancient aqueducts, Solomon’s Pools, and the picturesque convent of Hortus Conclusus. This section ends in the historical village of Tuqu’ with a view on the Herodium (Jabal al-Fourdis), a fortress built by King Herod the Great.

Day Stages

After leaving the desert, you will head towards Beni Na’im, a tranquille village famous for the grape groves surrounding the area

Stroll the narrow streets of the old quarters and admire its buildings, typical of traditional vernacular Mamluk and Ottoman architecture.

3:Hebron to Dura (12.4KM)

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.

4:Dura to As-Sura  (11.2KM)

South of Hebron awaits you as the new part of the Masar Ibrahim, inviting all hikers, especially those interested in architectural and archaeological heritage.

Hebron, Palestine, March 2015. Hikers on the trail between Dura and Surra. The Abraham Path is a long-distance walking trail across the Middle East which connects the sites visited by the patriarch Abraham. The trail passes through sites of Abrahamic history, varied landscapes, and a myriad of communities of different faiths and cultures, which reflect the rich diversity of the Middle East. Photo by Frits Meyst / MeystPhoto.com for AbrahamPath.org

The stage reveals impressive ruins of ancient monasteries, shrines, presses and cisterns.

Hebron, Palestine, March 2015. The Historical center of Dahriya. Hikers on the trail between Dahriya and Burj. The Abraham Path is a long-distance walking trail across the Middle East which connects the sites visited by the patriarch Abraham. The trail passes through sites of Abrahamic history, varied landscapes, and a myriad of communities of different faiths and cultures, which reflect the rich diversity of the Middle East. Photo by Frits Meyst / MeystPhoto.com for AbrahamPath.org

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.

Name Area Languages Spoken Contact Information Other services Particular Interests
Hani Sulaiman Hebron Arabic, English, French (+970)0569234564
Email:hani2004595@gmail.com
Flora/fauna, history, archaeology

abdelhafez dababsa

Hebron Arabic, English +972 (0) 568166103

Email address: prince.abd@msn.com

Flora/fauna, history, archaeology
Stage Location Name Price Range Contact Info Amenities
 1 ‘Arab ar-Rashayida  Abu Isma’el Bedouin Tent  $ (+970)597430969 meals
 2 Bani Na’im Alia Manasra Homestay  $ (+970)597454335 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry
 2 Bani Na’im Sonia Khdour Homestay  $ (+970)599276614 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry
 2 Bani Na’im  Manar Manasrah Homestay  $ (+970)599291798 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry
 2 Bani Na’im  Muhammad Zedat Homestay  $ (+970)597149600 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry
 2 Bani Na’im  Wafa Manasrah Homestay  $ (+970)598246358 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry
 2 Bani Na’im  Mahmoud Hjoub Homestay  $ (+970)599599989 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry
 2 Bani Na’im  Shorouq al-Khdour Homestay  $ (+970)598648725 meals
 2 Bani Na’im  Firyal Al-Manasrah Homestay  $ (+970)599286936 meals, wi-fi, kitchen
 3 Hebron Lamar Guesthouse  $ (+970)569155146 meals, wi-fi, kitchen, laundry

There are no exact schedules for the following transportation options. Buses and services (orange shared taxis for up to seven people; pronounced servees) usually start driving when they are full. Most transportation stops operating at sunset. The transportation might be less frequent on Fridays, especially between 12-2pm. Prices are subject to change.

FROM / TO HEBRON DISTANCE TRANSPORTATION PRICE
Jerusalem via              Bethlehem 40km Bus and Taxi 8 NIS + 9 NIS
 Ramallah  55km  Taxi  26 NIS
 Bethlehem  35km  Taxi  9 NIS
Jenin 41km  Taxi  ~60NIS
 Jericho 75km  Taxi 52 NIS
 Bani Na’im 10km  Taxi 5 NIS
Adh-Dhahiriya 25km  Bus  8 NIS
 Dura 8km  Bus  4.5 NIS
LOCATION NAME CONTACT MISSION PRODUCTS
Rashayida

women of ’arab ar-rashayida

Alia Rashaydeh

Tel: +972 (0)522809655

support and generate income for women yogurt, wool-filled pillows and mattresses
Beni Na’im Bani Na’im Women Charitable Society Itedal Manasrah: 0599730947 Empowering women.  Honey, Labna, Za`tar, and pickles, as well as knitting & embroidery as well as straw products.
Dura Dura Cooperative Society for Food Processing Huda Suleiman Shadid
Tel: 0595198800
Developing the situation of women in the village. Maftoul, yogurt production (labaneh, cheese, dried yogurt), grapes production (raisins, dibs, grapes jam, dried syrup – melban), dried herbs and thyme (zaatar).
Adh-Dhahiriya Adh-Dahriyeh Women’s Center Jihad al-Tel
Tel:0595081230
Raising women awareness in different subjects; Empowering women socially, and economically; Encouraging voluntary works for women; Founding small business for women. Wool, embroidery, pastries for schools, olive pickles, maftoul, vegetables and fruits, traditional Palestinian food.
Adh-Dhahiriya

adh-dhahriya women club

Samia al Till at 0599895281 targets marginalized women in particular and works on developing and enhancing their situation in the village in general. Maftoul, Labneh,pastries, sweets, pickles, cheese, beads and embroidery.