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Wādī al Makhwamah

Wādī al Makhwamah (Israel)

Practical information on Wādī al Makhwamah

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Desert
  • River
  • Waterfall
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
A little more than 1 hour by road from Jerusalem
When to go
Better in Spring or Autumn
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Wādī al Makhwamah

Seasoned Traveller
75 written opinions

Nahal David is the busiest and most accessible valley in Ein Gedi oasis. It's as easy for families to use as for serious trekkers.

My suggestion:
Most people only go as far as the David waterfall which is about an hour's walk from the entrance. If you want to swim in this enchanted setting then you have to keep walking towards the summit.
My review

Nahal David is the easiest hike in Ein Gedi. It's well maintained and not at all difficult, to the point where it's become a sort of family outing during the weekends and holidays. What's good about Nahal David is that a 20 minute walk offers you some pretty waterfalls and pools. On the other hand, the price of its success is that it is so busy it gives you the impression that its part of the artificial scenery of a theme park. If you are a true hiker, I recommend you keep walking once you arrive at the David falls. There's a steep, slope which is exposed to the sun, but during the climb you will find a refreshing pool and a spring, as well as some ruins.

Whether you choose the long or short option, Nahal David is a good opportunity to hike in an oasis during your trip to Israel.

Nahal David
Nahal David