Climb Up Jabal Haroun (Aaron Mountain)
Jabal Haroun (Aaron's mountain) is the highest peak in the mountains few kilometres south-west from the ancient city of Petra.it became hidden and unknown after the Crusaders' era for the western world for over 600 years until Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, the Swiss "rediscoverer" of Petra reached the mountain in 1812 but he couldn't make it to the top. The first western visitors of Aaron's shrine were two early explorers, the Englishmen Irby and Mangles in 1818.
The path begins in the center of Petra next to the Qasr al-Bint heading southwards after the great ruins. It's about 11 km walk to the mountain and an easy ascension followed by a little climbing on steps to the top. The whole by walk can be made about 3 - 3 ½ hours and allow as much time on your way back.