We took the less travelled route to the site that goes up and through the mountains to the north of the ancient city, the images below show some of the stunning views experienced on the way. This route was used by the Nabataean people 2,000 year ago. Ascending to 1,100m in places each turn and corner offers stunning views over the sandstone mountains, local guides essential for a safe passage along the narrow tracks giving way to a high rocky plateau. The first sight of Petra via this route is ‘The Monastery’, then down the Nabataean steps into Petra, past the ‘Royal Tombs’ and on to ‘The Treasury’ before exiting via ‘al-Siq’ toward the modern town of Wadi Musa.
Credits: Panoramic Imaging