Visit St. George monastery
Wadi Qelt to St. George Monastery and Jericho, 12 km.
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 Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
30 minutes from Ramallah
6-8 hours hiking
45 minutes back
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 ils - food and snacks
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I cannot guide in Israel, including Jerusalem.
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I had a perfect day with Bassam trough Wadi Qelt. He was very nice, good mooded and informative with all details of this conflict and its history. I can highly recommend him!