It is one of our best and most beloved traditions: A hardcore Eilat mountains backpacking trek, for the toughest of hikers!
You will trek some of the most breathtaking and challenging trails of the Negev, carrying everything you need to survive on your back.
TO COMPLETE THIS TREK YOU MUST BE ABLE TO HIKE 20+ KM PER DAY, WITH EVERYTHING ON YOUR BACK ON CHALLENGING TERRAIN. THIS TREK IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINERS, OR HIKERS WHO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH HEIGHTS!
Thursday 11th: meet up and camp at Yotvata.
Friday 12th: Hike Wadi Yotvata including scrambling huge boulders and bypassing high dry waterfalls, ascend to the top of the Shayarot cliffs, the desert highland, camp at Milhan campground (no facilities whatsoever) , water refill and wood for fire.
Stats: 20Km, 1000m ascents, 400m descents.
Saturday 13th: Hiking to Mt. Berech for an amazing view of the Timna valley and the great rift, hike the breathtaking hanging trail above the huge cliffs surrounding the Timna valley, descending the ancient Milhan ascent, Sasgon valley and dunes, end the hike at the Timna bus stop.
Stats: 24Km 750m ascents, 1200m descents.
* 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 gear.
We have extra equipment to lend (free of charge) if you are missing some of the vital gear. Pick up is from Rehovot.
The trip is dependent on minimum number of participants, group size is limited to 20 max.
Meet up at Yotvata on the night Thursday 11th, around 23:00 (usually hikers are taking the bus from Tel Aviv together)
Finish the hike at Timna at Saturday 13th
You will need to order the bus tickets in advance.
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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