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Deep in the Judean Desert: The Land of the Leopards (Backpacker’s Club)



Meeting Time:19:00

Completion Time: 22:00


Get your swimming costumes ready! We are heading to the deep canyons filled with endless watering-holes to cool off, not to mention plenty of challenging ascents, natural springs, huge cliffs and breathtaking landscapes with views towards the Dead Sea region. The Judean Desert has everything to offer at this time of year.

This month, the backpacking club will head to the mighty canyons of Nahal Ze’elim on a challenging trail for a weekend of serious hiking.

Thursday 3th: Camping at Lower Masada campground

Friday 4th: Ze’elim Ascent, Zafzefa Cliffs, Harduf Waterholes, Mount Namer Zefira Campground (The Leopard’s Campground).

Saturday 5th: Na’ama Ascent, Pools of Na’ama, Ein Namer, Namer Gorge, bus to Jerusalem from Masada

WHAT TO EXPECT: Two days, intense desert hiking (20KM plus/day) with everything on your back (tent, sleeping bag, food, etc). Bring you swimming costumes!

Sleeping under the desert stars – NO CELLULAR SIGNAL!!! Only the desert and your thoughts. Rough terrain!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Price does not include food or transport or any gear. However, it does include guide services (as usual) and lots of coffee along the way (even though you may have to carry it).

This is an exclusive trip limited to 15 people maximum and based on a first come-first serve basis. You must have proper footwear. You can consult with Finjan about this.

Departure/Return: We will depart from Tel Aviv Central Bus station Thursday night (exact time TBD). Return to Tel Aviv on Saturday night. Please note – transport is not included in the price.

Trip Cost: 320 NIS / person for the two days




* This trip requires sturdy hiking shoes for the mountainous terrain

* 5 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 leader


*** 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.

*** 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.

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