Wadi Qelt trekking tour

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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to hike, and have no fear of heights. footpath is hanging on cliffs.

Maximum travelers: 10



Arabic (fluent), English (fluent), Hebrew (basic)

St. George monastery

Wadi Qelt to St. George Monastery and Jericho, 12 km.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Duration: 6 hours.

The monastery, founded in the 5th century, is about 9 kilometres from Jericho and about 20 kilometres from Jerusalem, and on a favourite trail for hikers.
St. George Monastery is Greek Orthodox monastery located in Wadi Qelt. A breath-taking cliff-hanging monastery. The place is a piece of paradise, with fresh stream coming from upper Wadi Qelt. The walk is very spectacular and tempting and the ascent towards the upper canyon is most appealing.


Weather is too hot in summer - June - September
start from Ramallah or Jericho is half an hour drive to the start of walk to Wadi Qelt and st. George Monastery
20 minutes: descend walking to the monastery
1 hour visit to the monastery - no entrance fees (but they accept donations)
2 hours walking the canyon to Jericho
End at Herod's Winter Palace in Jericho

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you In any city or location in the West Bank. Just tell me where you are and I will come and pick you up.

End location: End Location also can be anywhere. I can bring you back to your hotel, or any place you would like to go to in the West Bank.

Duration: 6 hours

1 hour from Ramallah
1 hour at location
2 hours hiking
1 hour dining
1 hour back


By Taxi/Bus to the beginning of the Walk, then hiking, then by taxi/bus to destination.

What’s Included

Tour Guide fees
Local transportation from locations in the West Bank


I cannot guide in Israel, including Jerusalem.

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