The Highest Peak(s)
Replies: 48 - Last Post: Nov 13, 2012 6:39 AM Last Post By: catw
Nov 13, 2012 12:50 AM
45The Wadi Qelt is in the Palestinian territory, and the hike ends in Jericho. Israelis are forbidden by Israeli law to enter Jericho. However you're right to say that some Israeli hikers will go discreetly anyway, because it's such a famous hike.
A group of expats based in East Jerusalem / Ramallah have launched a website on all the hikes you can do in the Palestinian territory, including the Wadi Qelt:
Nov 13, 2012 1:07 AM
Nov 13, 2012 6:17 AM
Wadi Qelt is in the Judean Desert, West Bank of the Jordan, Area C, under full Israeli control (according to the Oslo Accords).
There trail is marked by white/red/white stripes from the trailhead near Almon along the valley until, passes near Alon, and ends 1.5km east of St. George Monastery 500m north of the Hashmonian Kypros Fort.
The entire length of the trail, including the monastery, is in Area C and open to hikers of all nationalities.
After completing the trail, you can walk into the city Jericho, but this is Area A and normally off limits to Israelis.
2 maps for reference:
The resident forum clown is correct
Nov 13, 2012 6:39 AM
48Wadi Qelt is in the Palestinian territory:
It is highly advisable not to go there alone. It's not a difficult hike but accidents do happen. There's a hiking association created by diplomats which provides details and contacts for this hike and others:
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