Jordan Trail | 802- 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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REGION 8: RUM TO RED SEA


DAY 2: JABAL KHARAZEH TO SHAKRIYA

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

To download the GPS track,

Important Numbers

Tourist Police:

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

 

JTA:

  • George: +962 7 9916 6072
  • Abdullah: +962 7 9061 8417
  • 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

Accommodations:
  • 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