High Place of Sacrifice

High Place of Sacrifice, Petra - Wadi Musa

High Place of Sacrifice
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Jeremy C
Hinckley, UK849 contributions
Oct 2019
It's a fairly vertiginous hike up but so worth it if only for the views. Get to the shack up there, buy a bottle of water and then settle down on one of the rugs at the cliff edge that overlooks the Street of Facades and just take a moment.
Do then continue on along trail as it's surprisingly quiet, takes you past plenty of Nabataean architecture that you'll otherwise miss, across Wadi al Farasa to finish up at the restaurant just in time for beer and food. I guarantee you that not only will you see a lot, but you will feel that you've actually achieved something too.
Written February 7, 2020
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H. G.
61 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
A good escape from the busy roads and monuments. Less people take the steps up the place of sacrifice. Not bad for fit people but sure not all people can handle this. The view from top is spectacular. Nice fresh air but maybe will be much less fun if the weather was hot.

Written February 2, 2020
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Jody F
London, UK75 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
This was definitely our favourite Trek in Petra.
After climbing to the High Altar head back to the little shop and instead of going back down to the main route continue on past the shop.
This route is so amazing and we only met one other tourist.
There are no vendors but there are amazing tombs and water gardens along the way.
Well worth the effort.
Written July 31, 2019
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Mariik
Rugby, UK119 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
The walk is easy with lots of steps and it’s not in a direct sunlight so yes, I’d say it’s easy. Once you get to the very top keep going ahead to get to the end of that rock and see Petra from above.
Written March 26, 2019
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Rob
Dublin, Ireland2,955 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
I remember reading reviews here and talking to others who have done this trek before I did it and it gets mixed reviews. Some loved it but some said it's a tough walk and the views aren't great.

I wholly disagree. This is completely worth it.

I arrived into the Petra complex at 6am so started on this walk at 6:45am. I would highly recommend doing it like that if possible. I think this doing walk at noon would be a very different beast. As well as better weather I had this trail to myself. I met 1 other hiker and only 1 or 2 people selling. Basically all the stalls were shut and nobody was there to bother me. The actual high place of sacrifice is decent, but really this walk is all about the views you get from the top. You can see most of the whole complex including Roman theater, temple and street. It's beautiful.

Once you get the place of high sacrifice do the backside trail down. There are some cool temples, burial chambers on the way and again you have it to yourself.

Do yourself a favour and go for it.
Written July 1, 2015
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whereswhitlow
Bozeman, MT177 contributions
Mar 2015 • Solo
This was the last place i visited while there and was a bit tired after walking around for the previous 6 hours. This is another hike to the top of the canyon, it took a bit less than an hour but the top was almost empty. Only two or three other people up there. Found a rock to sit on and just stared out at the view it was peaceful and just what i needed. The high place of sacrifice wasn't much there are only a few little rock corners of where the platforms used to be. Also the 2 Obelisks were interesting, someone said they were carved out of the mountain, not put into place.

The view from up there is again amazing, everywhere you look at petra is another amazing view.

Worth the hike even at the end of a long day!!!
Written March 15, 2015
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richard r
Cowes, Australia18 contributions
Oct 2019
Walked the sacrifice trail, and continued on. there were great examples of this ancient tombs all along the way, and once you have walked up the 600 steps, the going is easy. Well worth the walk, but give yourself at least 3 hours, and take lots of water.
Written November 2, 2019
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nimks2017
Markham, Canada34 contributions
Oct 2019
Some part have good steps. As you go more closer to the top walk way gets narrow. You must look down whether you are stepping at right place & at proper angle. It is very windy at the top. Enjoy your climbing but be careful.
Written October 23, 2019
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Domchalau325
Paris, France52 contributions
Sep 2019
Nice place and nice view to the site of Petra. Better to go there in the morning before raise of temperature.
Written September 10, 2019
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MarketBlade
113 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
If you don't have three full days to spend in Petra, you can avoid this. The view is better than the place. You can stick to the main route and visit the rest of Petra avoiding it. But if you love landscapes from heights, get your cameras out and start taking pictures.
Written May 7, 2019
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