One of our Nomads recently wrote this article about choosing which route to Petra is right for you https://www.worldnomads.com/explore/middle-east/jordan/which-trek-to-petra-is-right-for-you
It's got plenty of details about the different types of treks you can do to reach the gates! He also tells us that the spring (March–May) and fall (October–November) are best seasons for trekking in Jordan.
Hope this helps!
Amelia about 3 years ago
Hey, we did Jordan in September andnwhile it was warm, it wasn't horrific. Don't miss little Petra but get a good guide for it because without someone telling you the history and pointing features out you won't get the full benefit. If I remember correctly, Little Petra is the original camel caravan trading site. It has some amazing history and is incredibly advanced for it's time. about 3 years ago