We took the trail towards end of March and the guide mentioned the trail was closer to 14 km in... read more
I was asked this question by email and I copy it here. On Jul 30, 2017, at 07:20 AM XXXX wrote: Hi, How did you organise the trek in Wadi Ghuweir. Did you need a guide and what was the cost? Thanks There was only me and my... More
I was asked this question by email and I copy it here. On Jul 30, 2017, at 07:20 AM XXXX wrote: Hi, How did you organise the trek in Wadi Ghuweir. Did you need a guide and what was the cost? Thanks There was only me and my daughter so I don't think any guides were interested so we went unguided. To be honest its a trivial matter of walking downstream at all times only a total moron could get lost, there is nowhere else to go! If there was a lot of water I would advise against anyway as it might be uncomfortable and tiring walking through significant water flow. We DID hire a car and driver from the Dana Tower Hotel, who took us to the start and picked us up at the other end and took us (and our bags) to Petra. This was bundled in the whole package we had arranged with our local agent, I suspect he got significantly better deals than we would have got and passed at least some over to us. Consequently I cannot comment on the cost. There are no difficult places to pass. Two apparently high drops (perhaps 2+m) can be circumvented by wedging yourself in adjacent cracks (at least one is round the side) and wriggling very safely down. Will not work if you are very fat! Two others by waterfalls have wooden poles than you can sit aside and bump down to the other side. I am a somewhat overweight but moderately fit 68 year old. You will need to take plenty of water. Also note that you start very close to Shobak Castle and it would be possible to spend 40 mins there if you are reasonably fit and the walk only takes 7 hrs.