Links, Contacts, Guides

Below follows a list of useful links and contacts relevant to planning your trip to Rum:

Guide Books

Treks and Climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan

By Tony Howard and Di Taylor. Contains most of the routes in the Wadi Rum region, with maps, topos, approach, route and descent descriptions, and more.

Walking in Jordan: Walks, Treks, Caves, Climbs, Canyons

This book gives descriptions to well over 100 routes with detailed information on how to get there, when to go, what to take and everything you need to know about the routes.


Elad Omer – Professional Mountain Guide with over 20 years experience in Wadi Rum

Desert Camps

Hamed Hamed Hamdan – Desert Camp Operator, Desert Jeep Tours, Hiking & Beduin Route Guiding.
+962 77 2051495

Rum Village Accommodation

Ali’s Climbers House
+962 77 653 6812


Abu Ali’s Restaurant and Rest House
+962 79 906 9416


Wadi Rum Adventures – Mohammed Hussein
Les voies Bedouines au Wadi Ramm (Bedouin Routes in Wadi Rum) French Text
Nomads (Tony Howard’s Site)
Birding in Jordan
Ruth’s Jordan: the country and the people of Jordan.
Information for the independent traveler

Jordan Meteorological Department
His Majesty King Hussein – Official site
Her Majesty Queen Noor – Official site
The BMC – British Mountaineering Council
Outdoors Writers Guild
Books From Cicerone Press
Jordan Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities

Other Links

Hilda Hiary – Jordainian Artist
Hand of Fatima – Salvador Campillo
Hand of Fatima – La rubrique exp’de la FFME
Hand of Fatima – Askia exp’dition (d’ouvertes et randonn’es): 
Escalades Maliennes (Hand of Fatima and Others in Mali – Topo’s
Pete & Ed Books – A great supply of Outdoor Litrature and more…
Sami Sabat Hejaz Railroad Photos
Sabine Kraml – Personal Mountaineering Page
RSCN – Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
Wandbuch – A worldwide interactive Route database project (please help contribute!)
Research: We Asked 4600 Climbers About Their Fear of Heights