Contrasting terrain today, once again with a long uphill start in spectacular barren surrounds. A good track makes it way slowly up the S side of the gorge, heading SE towards a ridge which is then followed up amongst amazing scenery to the canyon rim. A small road then goes S across the high fertile plateau, eventually picking up an old Roman road bordered by rocks, leading past the small town of Faqua (café) to the abandoned old basalt village of Majdelein on the rim of Wadi ibn Hammad (great views).
Wild camping only – good spot near bottom of Wadi Mujib at stage beginning, with other options on way down the wadi. Watch flash flood risk!
Mobile Phone Coverage: Mobile phone service is available on most of the stage, but is limited in the bottom of Wadi Mujib and on sections of the. Orange has better service in this area than Zain.