Jordan Trail | 502- Tor Al-Taboun to Karaka
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 5: KARAK TO DANA


Hikes in the Region

 

1: Karak to Tor Al-Taboun

 

2: Tor Al-Taboun to Karaka

 

3: Karaka to Ma’tan

 

4: Ma’tan to Dana

DAY 2: TOR AL-TABOUN TO KARAKA

  • Distance: 21 km
  • Time:  6-8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Difficult
  • Waymarked: No

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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 impressive cliffs of Tor Taboun, descend on a track, continue down, zig zagging into the depths of the canyon to reach a small stream, palms and gardens. Continue through the gardens following the track through the river to Burbeita Hot Springs. Fresh from the hot springs, you have a long but pleasant uphill walk to start the day, winding up over the shoulders of a broad ridge with great views both up and down the canyon (and a camp of Jahaleen Bedouin not far to the W). Just before cresting the ridge a track is met which heads S along the ridge. Small roads then continue S to Karaka.

Transportation:
  • Minibuses passing paved road near Karaka.
  • Many sections of this stage are accessible by vehicle.
Accommodations:
  • Wadi Hasa – Burbaytah Paradise, at hot springs
  • Wild camping is best near Wadi Hasa / Burbeita or near the first farm near the paved road before the stage ends in more built up areas.
Things to See:
  • Tor Taboun
  • Wadi Hasa (Beautiful Wadi, possible to follow all the way to the Dead Sea).
  • Khirbet At-Tannur
Food & Water:

Food:

  • The Burbeita area has minimarket, but open hours are not reliable.

Water:

  • Water from Wadi Hasa stream needs purification before drinking.
  • Burbeita or farms nearby
  • Qasrein spring
  • Farms in the Karaka area.
Tips & Safety:

Tips:

  • This is a long day with a long climb out of Wadi Hasa; but once on the plateau, the hiking becomes easier. The climb is not very steep, just long.
  • The descent from Tur Taboun is mostly on easy 4×4 roads, a little rockier towards the bottom.
  • From the Karaka junction, you can catch a shared taxi to Ais to skip the road part.
  • For camping, better to camp either near Wadi Hasa / Burbeita, near the Qasrein spring, or perhaps near the first farm before the stage ends in more built up areas.
  • Bathrooms can be found at Burbeita hot springs.

Safety Info:

  • Flash flood dangers – crossing wadi before Hasa and Wadi Hasa
  • Dehydration/heat exhaustion – Limited shade on route, especially for long climb out of Wadi Hasa.
Local Contacts:

Contact JTA for more information.