Upcoming


Land of a Thousand Colors: Backpacking in the Eilat mountains

This trek will take us to some of the Eilat mountains most epic peaks and canyons, with colourful landscapes of granite, sandstone, chalk and limestone.

TO COMPLETE THIS TREK YOU MUST BE ABLE TO HIKE ON DIFFICULT TERRAIN WITH EVERYTHING ON YOUR BACK!

Trip plan:

Thursday 25th of January: We will meet at Tel Aviv central bus station at 18:00 and take the bus to Eilat (tickets to the bus must be pre- purchased via the Egged website or phone). A short taxi ride will take us from Eilat city to the first campground.

Friday: Waking up early and starting the trek- climbing up to the Gishron cliffs, hiking the colorful sandstone canyon of Gishron, the narrow Zafra pass, and the upper canyon with many ladders and scrambling finishing the day on top of Mt. Yo’ash with panoramic views of the Sinai desert.

Saturday: Ascending to jagged granite peek Mt. Shlomo for some magnificent views of the Eilat bay, Sinai, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, from there a steep descent through Bat Sheva canyon with more than 17 dry falls using ladders and rails. Time permiting we will ascend to Mt. Shachmon for a final view of the Eilat bay before getting back to the bus to Tel Aviv

  • On the second night we will have a taxi bringing us water for the second day of hiking, so no need to carry water for both days.
  • The nights at the desert are chilly, make sure to have the right clothing, sleeping bag, mat and tent.
  • The price does not cover food, transportation, and water drop.
  • We have extra equipment to lend (free of charge) if you are missing some of the vital gear. Pick up is from Tel Aviv.

 

MEETING POINT

REFUND, CANCELATION & TRIP-ADJUSTMENT POLICY

*** Included in the price of the ticket is REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

* This trip requires sturdy hiking shoes for the mountainous terrain

* 3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen (refill water at night)

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

* Sleeping gear (sleeping bag, pad, tent). Each participant will provide his/her own food as recommended by the trip leadera 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.

*** Should a participant request a refund within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time, a full refund can be specially issued if that ticket will be purchased by another participant or someone on the Finjan waiting list.

*** 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 a fully license guide and outdoor specialist

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

TRIP DETAILS

Jan 25

MEETING TIME:18:00

COMPLETION TIME: 23:50

TYPE OF TRIP:Upcoming

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

COST: 320 NIS, not including food, transportation and water drop.
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WHAT TO BRING TO THE TREK:

  • Good hiking shoes
  • Large backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • Tent
  • Food for 2 days
  • Water for the first day (3-4 liters)