Nahal Prat (Wadi Qelt) Nature Reserve

The desert landscapes, flowing water and diverse vegetation come together to create the unique Nahal Prat oasis. The site features monasteries and archeological ruins – remnants of human inhabitance through history.
Nahal Prat features three different sites: Ein Prat, Ein Mabua and Ein Qelt
Ein Prat
Address: Near Almon (Anatot)
Hours: Summer – Sunday to Thursday  and Saturday, 8 AM until 5 PM                        Fridays and holiday eves: 8 AM until 4 PM
Winter – Sunday to Thursday  and Saturday, 8 AM until 4 PM
Fridays and holiday eves: 8 AM until 3 PM
Ticket office closes one hour before listed closing times.
Telephone: 02-5715859
Admission: Adults – 29 NIS. Children – 15 NIS
Wheelchair accessible: no
At the site: restrooms, gift shop
Coordinate visits to the Paran monastery at 052-5399075. Modest dress required to enter the monastery.
Trails:
  1. Short, circular trail that includes the monastery, spring, Tamar Pool and eastward to the Shepards' Pool
  2. Long trail for expert hikers – from Ein Prat to Ein Mabua, 5-6 hours and requires pickup at the end of the trail.
Ein Mabua
Free entry near Alon, a town on Alon Road
Trails:
  1. A short, circular trail – 1/2 hour walk
  2. Long trail for expert hikers from Ein Mabua to Ein Qelt, 5-6 hours and requires pickup at the end of the trail.
Ein Qelt:
Free entry near Mitzpe Yericho
Trails:
Long trail for expert hikers from Ein Qelt to St. George, 4-5 hours, requires pickup at the end of the trail.