"Jebel Khazali : the King of the Mountains" Top 5 Page for this destination Wadi Rum Things to Do Tip by TheWanderingCamel
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Jebel Khazali is the fourth highest mountain in Wadi Rum and indeed in all of Jordan. Jebel Rum, Jebel Um Ishrin and Jebel Khazali have only about 20 meters difference in their height.
Khazali is a very stately mountain, and one that keeps to itself. Climbing it is not easy, either by the "Bedouin Roads" used since antiquity or by the modern routes. Some of the hardest routes in Wadi Rum are on its black rock ("Al Uzza" - grade 7C and "Fata Morgana 7C+ up to grade 8).
It is popular with the ibex, the mountain goat. The population is much diminished, but under the protection of the Nature Reserve they are coming back and several small groups of them have been seen on Khazali in the last year.
For most tourists, the chief attraction is the Canyon which you can just see in the photo in the middle left. There is more about the canyon in the next tip.
Directions: This is the mountain that lies directly in front of you when you drive south from Rum Village. Most of the tours of the area begin with visiting it.
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