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Bedouin roads are usually very exposed. Mountain and desert scenery seen during a Bedouin's route are unique to this part of the world. They are local alpine low grades routes that were mainly used to get to summits and plateaus to hunt wild animals. Originally, these routes were climbed without ropes, but grades go up to 5c. Nowadays, ropes are needed for abseiling or climbing.

Bedouin routes are a unique way of passage through our mountains. Moving through variety of panoramas in the ever changing rock of Wadi Rum, you will reach white domes, climb pink slabs, traverse mushroomed walls and observe way like formations. You will find yourself in the remote canyons. You will also enjoy jumping over crevasses and admire from the summit the 360 views on the desert of Rum.

TO COMPLETE THE BEDOUIN ROADS, YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE IN MOUNTAINEERING - ABSEILING BY ROPE AND KNOWLEDGE IN USING SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

Please arrive one day early to stay overnight in our Bedouin camp to discuss about our route and prepare our equipment. Then we can start climbing early morning. After the climb, you can choose to stay in our Bedouin camp again or go back to rum village.


There are 4 bedouin roads programs you can choose from here:
Jebel Khazali


Khazali Sabah Road to Summit
JEBEL KHAZALI (1514m)
(Sabbah route ascend, Al Lasg north face descend)

This route has been climbed for thousands of years, but was named after Sabbah Atteq guided Tony Howard on it in the 80s.

It will take a full day to complete the route. We will start in the sand at the base of the east face of Khazali and work our way up the easiest way to the summit plateau, a classic example of the Bedouin's route. The summit itself can be reached only by completing one hard move (grade 4). But we will use ropes for safety in exposed sections of the routes. After a while spent on summit domes, we will descend using another route through a canyon (Al Siq Route) which will include 5 abseils.

Max: 5 people

Price (not include overnight):
1 person - 180 JD per day
2 people - 200 JD per day (100 JD per person per day)
3 people - 225 JD per day (75 JD per person per day)
4 people - 260 JD per day (65 JD per person per day)
5 people - 300 JD per day (60 JD per person per day)
* Overnight at Bedouin camp - 25 JD per person per night

This price includes professional mountain guide with all climbing gear, jeep transportation, food & water.


Khazali Abseil down


Khazali Summit Al Lasq down
Jebel Rum - Hammad's route


Jebel Rum Summit
JEBEL RUM TRAVERSE (1754m)
(West - East & summit)
Nabetean route up & Hammad's route down

This route can be completed in one day. If necessary, we may sleep at the summit plateau and descend on the second day.

It is a very elegant route to Jebel Rum summit - discovered the Thamadic route to the top. Rope is used for security on some moves for your safety.

On the way down, we will use the "Hammad's route" - diving into the great siq. My father, Hamad Hamden, discovered this route which became the classic way down off Jebel Rum. In order to complete the decent, we will need to do 6 abseils. You will be in awe how the Bedouins managed to do this without ropes.

Max 5 people.

Price as followed (not include overnight):
1 person - 200 JD per person per day
2 people - 220 JD per day (110 JD per person per day)
3 people - 255 JD per day (85 JD per person per day)
4 people - 280 JD per day (70 JD per person per day)
5 people - 300 JD per day (60 JD per person per day)
* Overnight at Bedouin camp - 25 JD per person per night

This price includes professional mountain guide with all climbing gear, Jeep transportation, food & water.


Mohammed and his brother, Hammad, at Jebel Rum Summit


Hammad's Route down
Jebel Um-Ishrin


Um Ishrine Summit
JEBEL UM-ISHRIN (1753m)
(West - East Traverse)
Mohammed Musa to Nabatean step

This route is named after the late Mohamed Musa who guided Tony Howard on it in the 80s. On descend, you will use steps carved in the rocks made long ago by Nabateans looking for water.

This route will take us about 6 hours. This beautiful traverse will not bring you to any summit but will take you through one of the most amazing landscape in the heart of the mountain.

The walk is sometimes exposed. Rope will be used for security, with 3 abseils on the way down.

Max: 5 people.

Price as followed (not include overnight):
1 person - 170 JD per person per day
2 people - 200 JD per day (100 JD per person per day)
3 people - 220 JD per day (75 JD per person per day)
4 people - 260 JD per day (65 JD per person per day)
5 people - 280 JD per day (56 JD per person per day)
* Overnight at Bedouin camp - 25 JD per person per night

This price includes professional mountain guide with all climbing gear, jeep transportation, food & water.


Burdah Arch
BURDAH ARCH SUMMIT (1574m)
This is a bedouin road that goes to the summit of the Burdah Arch, where you can see incredible view of the whole Wadi Rum desert. It takes around 5 hours up and down. On the way up, we will use ropes for safety. On the way down, there will be 2 abseils next to this famous arch.

Max: 5 people.

1 person - 150 JD per day
2 people - 170 JD per day (85 JD per person per day)
3 people - 210 JD per day (70 JD per person per day)
4 people - 220 JD per day (55 JD per person per day)
5 people - 250 JD per day (50 JD per person per day)
* Overnight at Bedouin camp - 25 JD per person per night

This price includes professional mountain guide with all climbing gear, jeep transportation, food & water.


Burdah Arch Summit
 
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