Scrambling

wadi rum

Scrambling is a type of hiking that involves steep passages where you have to use your feet and hands. Unlike climbing, you don’t need any special equipment to climb the trails. 

 

The Wadi Rum desert offers a vast choice of paths leading to the peaks or across the rocky mountains, some easily accessible to almost everyone, others more complicated.

 

These “scrambles” can be added to any programme. We just ask for a small supplement to the initial fee. 

What are the different scrambling hikes?

Hikes in Wadi Rum

EASY

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3-5

hours

0 JOD

Jebel Hash

This group of peaks is located in the south-eastern part of the Wadi Rum desert. From the eastern side of Wadi Nughra, many paths lead to the summit from where you can reach other high points and enjoy incredible views over much of the desert and also over the first row of mountains in Saudi Arabia. 

Hikes in Wadi Rum

Medium

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2-3

hours

40 JOD*

Burdah Arch

A 3.5 km long mountain with a large arch. This climb requires some climbing skills as several passages are level 3 and quite vertiginous. At the top, the view over the desert is breathtaking. It is possible to walk on the arch itself, which is only 2 or 3 metres wide.

Hikes in Wadi Rum

EASY/medium

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4-6

hours

50 JOD*

Jebel um e'ddami

The highest peak in Jordan (1865 metres) This mountain is on the border of Wadi Rum, past the south-eastern end of the desert. It is quite a long way to reach the bottom of the mountain and start the ascent. From the top you will have a 360 degree panoramic view of the desert, the Saudi mountains and, if the weather is clear, you can even see the Red Sea!

Hikes in Wadi Rum

Medium

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2-2h30

hours

50 JOD*

Canyon Rakabat

Crossing Jebel Um Ushrin, this narrow path starts at Rum Village and joins the other side of the mountain, behind a high sand dune (quite close to the very famous Red Sand Dune). The route is exclusively rocky and there are a few moments that will be difficult if you suffer from vertigo. This hike can be done at the beginning of your stay or before returning to the village.

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