cliff to Ein Bokek
On the hills
above the hotels.
combination of a cold day and two cars, got us to the way going down
from the mysterious place called "Tamrur cliff" through Bokek
stream, to Ein Bokek which is located a little bit east to the dead-sea
We started our trip in the dead-sea hotels area. We left the modern car
there, feeling it's safer around all the tourists, took my junk car and
drove up road number 31 for about 65 km, there we found a dull sign
which points to the green walking path towards Tamrur cliff. There is
no organized parking next to the road, but the wide margins made of
desert along the way serve a good replacement.
The green path faces from the asphalt road to the north, then it
quickly curves northeast and moderately climbs on the local hills.
After about a
we found ourselves on the head of the Shulhan mountain (Shulhan is a
table in Hebrew, this mountain is flat and this fact gives him the look
of a table). The mountain is totally flat and covered with a black
mineral which gives him a slightly sooty look.
ended there, so we walked along
the cliff to its eastern point, trying to find the rest of the path,
and surprisingly, on that point, the cliff provides an amazing view on
the whole dead-sea area, road number 31, and under us, the jeep road
which is marked black on the trail map, between the low hills around
place welcomes a rest and a breakfast, and after this, we found the
rest of the path on the north eastern part of the cliff.
The path goes down from the cliff to a rock extension and continues
down between brown and gray hills that make some kind of a small
labyrinth being navigated through by the path until the junction point
with the black jeep road we saw from above.
point is set with lots of glass fragments,
indicating that the vehicles that went through here suffered badly. We
kept going on the green path, along vehicles stream.
The wadi ground
on that area is made of notched rock,
horizontally and vertically, and therefore it's a great place for an
artistic photo. On the other hand, the next two kilometers of the wadi
are pretty boring, so we passed them quickly. The path bypasses a small
waterfall on its way, which serves a restaurant to the hungry travelers
and also, a nice place to observe the geckos hiding between the
The rest of the
stream is mostly sandy, the the Kdumim view around us provides a lot of
interest, and the rock shapes on hills around us make some imaginary
figures that come and go with the change of the watching angle.
kilometers of walking, we arrived the head of Bokek waterfall, which
is, in my opinion, one of the most amazing view points towards the
From the head of
the huge waterfall which is higher than 100 meters, a great panoramic
view of the southern part of the dead-sea is seen, when just in front
of us an amazing view of the dead-sea hotels, that look as if they just
went out of a "sim city" game, show the beautiful architecture of the
hotels, which is not always revealed to whom is watching them closely.
After a long
break of watching this amazing view, we proceed a little bit with the
green path until we meet the red path, on it we turn south, up to Bokek
hillside, but now is used as Bokek slope.
The beginning of
the way down runs along a rockfall of
broken rocks who fell from he cliff in ancient times, but it quickly
turns into an easy and wide walking road, which leads us quickly to the
junction point with the black path, we continue on it to Ein Bokek.
The beginning of
the black path is easy for walking, but
fast enough is becomes steep and forces a slow and careful walk, upon
the arrival to the wadi, there are several stairs that were made in the
rock, which allow going down over a great bolder towards to wadi which
goes straight to the dead-sea.
Walking down the
wadi was easy, and accompanied by a series of small refreshing
waterfalls. We quickly went back to the
hotels area to get our cars back, and from there - back home.
Almost done - Where does the name "Tamrur cliff" come from? a quick
surf on the internet discovers that a remarkable
sign which was placed on the cliff in the past, gave it its name. we
thank the John Doe who put the sign there and aroused our
interest to go to this trip.
We are already planning the next trip, to places with a fascinating
- Tamrur cliff, through Bokek waterfall to Ein Bokek (Bokek spring)
- Difficult - a long and steep way, down Bokek hillside.
Month of travel
Summary - An
amazing trip in Kdumim view, holds some beautiful attractive points -
Bokek cliff and waterfall.
Links - The path on
Tiuli website The
path from the travel management
Key words -
Tamrur cliff, Bokek waterfall, Bokek stream, Ein Bokek, Bokek spring,
Bokek hillside, dead-sea hotels, desert hills.
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