Trek 22: From Coloured Canyon to Ein Khudra or the Nawamis area (3-5 days)

From the Coloured Canyon you could carry on to the oasis of Ein Khudra and the Muzeina region directly in a couple of days, or as suggested, along routes that include the Rainbow Canyon, Ein Umm Ahmed, Jebel Berqa and El Breqa. They take a bit longer, up to 5 days, but if you want more than just marching through long wadis, it is definitely worth the extra time. The longer routes are nice as they are and you can finish in the Ein Khudra or Nawamis area, but you can conveniently add other treks as well and carry on.

Read more: Rainbow Canyon, Ein Umm AhmedWadi ZalaqaJebel Berqa and El Breqa.


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Trek in photos

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waypoint 01: cafeteria/lodge at the top of the Coloured Canyon

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waypoint 02: Ein Furtaga

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waypoint 03: Wadi Ghazala junction

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waypoint 04: Wadi Ghazala junction

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waypoint 05: approaching Ein Khudra

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waypoint 06: shortcut to Smaila

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waypoint 07: Wadi Arada, leaving Smaila behind

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waypoint 08: path over to Wadi Biriya

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waypoint 09: Bier Biriya a bit ahead, with the path going to the left up the cliff

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waypoint 10: basin

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waypoint 11: path up another cliff, and to the right

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waypoint 12: path down on other side

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waypoint 13: basin, with the Rainbow Canyon in the gap on the left

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waypoint 14: inside the Rainbow Canyon

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waypoint 15: end of Hlel el Waar, asphalt road in Wadi Watir

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waypoint 16: entering Wadi Haramat

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waypoint 17: Wadi Agula, reaching it over a shortcut over a ridge

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waypoint 18: Wadi el Ein – Wadi el Breqa junction

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waypoint 19: Warwara, entering Ein Umm Ahmed

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waypoint 20: junction with Nawamis buildings

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waypoint 21: path off from Wadi Zalaqa through gap to Jebel Berqa

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waypoint 22: reaching the sandy plateau at Jebel Berqa

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waypoint 23: entering the basin at the base of Jebel Berqa

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waypoint 24: view back from the top of the gully

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waypoint 25: path just below the top layer

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waypoint 26: top of Jebel Berqa

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waypoint 27: bottom of pass over to El Breqa

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waypoint 28: entering El Breqa on the other side

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waypoint 29: the view down from the top of El Breqa

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waypoint 30: Wadi Halal junction

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waypoint 31: the path up with the view of El Breqa in the background

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waypoint 32: the path down with fork ahead

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waypoint 33: reaching Wadi Khudra

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waypoint 34: sandy plain at the base of Jebel Berqa

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waypoint 35: Mabar Garib

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waypoint 36: Naqb el Muahis

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waypoint 37: Ras Smera

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waypoint 38: Kitib Ahmar off Wadi Smera

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waypoint 39: Kitib Abiad in Wadi Rum

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waypoint 40: Wadi Rum lower part

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waypoint 41: Wadi Zalaqa – Wadi Ghlim junction

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waypoint 42: Wadi Ghlim – Wadi Umm Hamata junction

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waypoint 43: Naqb Ghlim, with the view of the Nawamis area