Jordan Trail: a 675 kilometre trek through Petra
> Environment: mountain, valley, desert, sea
> Difficulty: difficult
> Suggested season: October to April
> Average time: 40 days
> Total elevation gain: 18000 D+
The Jordan Trail is a trekking trail created in 2015 and is still unknown to most travellers. However, this hike is a unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia.
The trekking route we propose starts in the Umm Qais hills, which are located in the extreme north of Jordan. The trek in question is divided into 36 stages and passes through many villages, where you can easily find a place to stay overnight. The local people are very welcoming, with some great encounters in between.
You will then drive along the Dead Sea, before continuing into the Wadi Mujib canyon. On the way, don't miss a visit to the Kerak Fortress and the Dana Nature Reserve, home to rare flora and fauna in the Middle East.
Obviously, this Jordanian trek includes two essential stages: the Nabatean ruins of Petra and the desert of Wadi Rum, whose peaks climb to 1,800 metres. At the end of the road - 675 kilometres - you will reach the Gulf of Aqaba and its unique view of the Red Sea. Pure joy!
Trekking in Jordan cannot be improvised. This is a route for experienced hikers, requiring excellent physical fitness and suitable equipment.