Jordan Trail | 2- Jabal Kharazah to Shakriya
The Jordan Trail is a continuous route crossing the entire country of Jordan, offering over 600 kilometers of trail and 36 days of beautiful hiking through diverse
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DAY 2: JABAL KHARAZEH TO SHAKRIYA

  • Distance: 16 km
  • Time:   6 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Waymarked: No

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Basic Info:

Another splendid day on the trail following the increasingly awesome canyons of Wadi Aheimir, first heading South South East with its surrounding cliffs rapidly closing in to reach a fork in the wadi after about 4.5 km Ignoring the obvious continuation to the South, head almost East through about 16 km of canyons. (Beware of flash floods and be prepared to cross pools and scramble up boulders.) The last 7 km of these canyons have numerous side canyons so it’s essential to take care of route finding in this impressive place which often has 200m walls on either side and is sometimes only a couple of meters wide.

 

Finally, not long after passing a recent rock fall a path rises up to the East to escape from the clutches of the canyon onto a barren plateau not far from a small village called Abbasiya.

 

4.3 km South West are the ruins of Humaima, with it’s sophisticated water supply system.

Transportation:

No public transport to Shakriya; Jebel Kharazeh accessible by jeep only

 

Accommodations:

Wild camping is possible virtually anywhere along the stage

Things to See:
Dunes, mud flats, and a maze of sandstone mountains
Amenities:
Water from Shakriya
Local Contacts:

Abu Lu’ay Nawafleh: 0772177133/0772609093 (Guide & Moving Support)