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Desert Days: The Big Crater and Palmach Ascent

This desert hike will cover a variety of different terrain and beautiful geological phenomena. Eventually, we will arrive at the ancient Roman fort of Ein Yerkeam and the Yerkeam Pool. In order to get there, we will hike our way up the famous PALMACH Ascent, one of the Negev’s most historically important climbs. As way make our way through the valleys, we’ll hear the stories about the pre-state, elite strike force – the PALMACH.

This desert hike is an ‘intermediate plus’ hike due to the rocky terrain and somewhat technical ascents/descents along the way. The challenge will be surrounded by stunning vistas, diverse landscapes and great people.

TRIP COST:

Early Bird Discounted tickets will be sold at 169.50 NIS (limited quantity available)

Standard Ticket Price: Standard price tickets 189.50, once the early bird tickets have sold out

MEETING POINT

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for rocky terrain. Participants will remain off the trail should their footwear not be suited for the terrain.

* 4.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health. 

REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY

*** Included in the price of the ticket is a non-refundable deposit  fee. This fee is 50 NIS

*** Full refund including deposit fee will be issued upon request no later than 7 days prior to the scheduled start time.

*** Partial refunds will be issued no later than 3 days prior to the trip (50 NIS fee not refunded)

*** No refunds will be issued within 72 hours of the scheduled trip

*** Should a participant cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.

*** Full refund will be issued should the trip be cancelled or postponed for any reason at the discretion of the trek leader(s).

*** The trek leader(s) has the right to change the location of the trip prior to or throughout the trip based on weather conditions without issuing a refund to participants.

*** The trek leader(s) have full discretion in not allowing a participant to fulfil the trek based on certain health considerations and or lack of proper footwear/water.

*** Price includes two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 06:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 21:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/

TRIP DETAILS

Dec 02

MEETING TIME:06:00

COMPLETION TIME: 20:00

TYPE OF TRIP:Past

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

COST: 169.50-189.50 NIS
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What to bring?

  • 4 litres of water
  • food for the day
  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • sturdy shoes for desert terrain