On this two day trek we will experience some of the most challenging and rugged trails the Israeli desert has to offer: Deep canyons, jugged peaks, tons of scrambling, tons of ladders, many steep ascents and descents, and breathtaking views of Isreal’s most diverse landscape.
This trek is recommended to experienced hikers, who have no problem with heights.
Group size in these unique treks is small and limited to no more than 20 hikers.
TO COMPLETE THIS TREK YOU MUST BE ABLE TO HIKE ON DIFFICULT TERRAIN WITH EVERYTHING ON YOUR BACK!
Thursday 23th 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 at Egged website or phone), a short taxi ride will take us from Eilat city to the first campground.
Friday 24th: Waking up early and starting the trek- climbing up to the Gishron cliffs, hiking the colorful sandstone canyon of Gishron, optional crawling into the narrow Zafra pass, and the upper canyon with many ladders and scrambling, finishing the day on top of Mt. Yo’ash with panoramic view of the Sinai desert.
Saturday 25th: A difficult ascent to the jagged granite peak of Mt. Shlomo for some magnificent views of the Eilat bay, Sinai, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, from there a steep and challenging descent through the narrow Bat Sheva canyon, with more than 17 dry falls using ladders and rails. Time permitting 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.
Estimated extra costs for the trip:
We have extra equipment to lend (free of charge) if you are missing some of the vital gear. Pick up is from Tel Aviv.
The trip is dependent on minimum number of participants.
Meet up in Eilat on Thursday at 23:00 from there a taxi ride to the trail head
Trip should end on Saturday around 18:00 at Eilat
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.
*3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
* Swimming in places without a life guard is at the swimmer’s own responsibility
REFUND, CANCELLATION & 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.
*** 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.
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/
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