SECTION 802: JABAL KHARAZEH TO SHAKRIYA

  • HIKES IN THE REGION

  • DAY 2: JABAL KHARAZEH TO SHAKRIYA

  • Distance: 16 km

  • Time: 6 hours

  • Physical Challenge: Moderate

  • Trail Challenge: Moderate

  • Waymarked: No

  • Route Map
  • Google Map
  • GPS
  • Elevation Chart

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The Jordan Trail is a newly established trail, and is not marked. It is therefore our strong recommendation that you hire a local guide for your safety as many sections are remote with limited water sources and at times no connectivity.
By downloading these maps/GPX you take full responsibility for their use and accuracy; Jordan Trail Association does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, materials or the reliability of any maps as they provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement ;You acknowledge that any reliance on any such maps, shall be at your sole risk and responsibility as Hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities all have potential hazards involving risk of injury or death. Outdoor activities have inherent risks and you should ensure you have the skill level and abilities suitable for the activities in Jordan to partake in them and to take all precaution measures.  Check the data on Google Earth or other Apps or Programs before using them.  The Jordan Trail Association shall not be held responsible for any incidents that may occur during your participation in any activity and/or by using any of the maps/GPX.
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The Jordan Trail is a newly established trail, and is not marked. It is therefore our strong recommendation that you hire a local guide for your safety as many sections are remote with limited water sources and at times no connectivity.
By downloading these maps/GPX you take full responsibility for their use and accuracy; Jordan Trail Association does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, materials or the reliability of any maps as they provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement ;You acknowledge that any reliance on any such maps, shall be at your sole risk and responsibility as Hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities all have potential hazards involving risk of injury or death. Outdoor activities have inherent risks and you should ensure you have the skill level and abilities suitable for the activities in Jordan to partake in them and to take all precaution measures.  Check the data on Google Earth or other Apps or Programs before using them.  The Jordan Trail Association shall not be held responsible for any incidents that may occur during your participation in any activity and/or by using any of the maps/GPX.
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IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Tourism Police:

Hotline: 117777
What’s App: +962 7 7099 1814

* When contacting Tourism Police for emergency identify that you are hiking the Jordan Trail, state your nationality, location and map name & number.

JTA:
Bashir +962 7 7844 2200

BASIC INFO

From the stone arch on Jabal Kharaza, head due south at a bearing of 180 degrees, heading through a gap visible straight ahead, not turning right or left. Pass Jabal Aregreth on your left, heading towards the western edge of Jabal Abu Hole.

After about 7 km, pass near some dried mud flats (Gaa’), heading southwest for about 3 km and then south again to proceed between the two Jabal Abu Rashrasha mountains, passing a large stone cairn marking a small graveyard on your left. Continue straight south through more dried mud flats to reach the village of Shakriya, visible ahead, entering the town near the school.

TRANSPORTATION

Private jeep/pickups only

ACOMMODATIONS
  • Wild camping
  • Bedouin tents nearby, including family from the Deeb movie
THINGS TO SEE
  • Shakriye
  • Dunes, mud flats, and a maze of sandstone mountains
FOOD & WATER

Food:

  • Shakriya has a shop.

Water:

  • Shakriya only.
TIPS & SAFETY

Tips:

  • Its possible to cut corners a little if you trust your navigation experience.
  • Route is sandy, and can be very cold or hot, depending on season.

Safety Info:

  • Loose footing – Sandy walking except on mud flats.
  • Dehydration/heat exhaustion – Mostly in the sun, possible to find shade for breaks behind large rocks. No water except at end of stage.
LOCAL CONTACTS

Yanal Zawaydeh – 0777168516