Not that you have to go the whole hog – hikers can register on the website and join the group at any point, either for a full section or even just a day.
And while the thru-hike is guided, the trail has been designed to be hiked alone, or with one of the many tour guides who have set up shop since its creation.
The ancient city may be Jordan’s most visited site, but there are few people around me this morning.
Most visitors enter through the front and face throngs of salespeople pushing donkey rides; I’m coming in from the back, via a hiking trail that’s Jordan’s newest attraction.
Luckily, it’s been designed with amateurs and holidaymakers in mind as well as serious adventurers, and has been broken into eight sections, each across diverse and dramatic landscapes.