For the highlight of our challenge we trek from our campsite on relatively flat terrain to the 2000 year old city of Petra. The vast complex stretches over several kilometres and was a strategic centre for the old silk and spice routes which crossed the Middle-East, Asia and Africa. Petra prospered for centuries with a population of about 25,000 at the height of its power. The Nabateans built Petra on a terrace pierced from east to west by Wadi Musa (Moses) one of the places where Moses struck a rock and ‘water gushed forth’. The valley is enclosed by sandstone cliffs, veined with shades of red, purple and pink, out of which the city’s monuments and temples were hewn. On arrival at the site we climb for an hour up the well-worn steps to the Monastery, Petra’s most awe-inspiring monument. Tonight our hotel is a welcome delight and we enjoy a celebratory meal to mark the end of an incredible challenge.
Meals: B,L,D Accom: Hotel