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Into the Wild Desert: 3 Days of Trekking the High Negev & Ramon Crater (Oct 5-7th)

750 NIS
Per person
750 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:8:00

Completion Time: 20:00

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Trip Type:Hiking


Autumn is almost here, and at the higher altitudes of the high-Negev (800-1000m above sea level), the desert is returning to life. This is the perfect time for our annual, Sukkot, 3-day trek, taking us to some of the most remote corners of the Negev and just a stone’s throw from the Egyptian border.

Trip itinerary:

Thursday October 5th:

*Meetup and logistics in Mitzpe ramon

*Hike the rim of the crater, the ancient Hemet cistern.

*Arrival at upper Nitzana campground (our gear will be waiting for us here)

Total 16Km

Friday October 6th:

* Hiking the Negev highland, iron age forts, a scenic hanging trail above the crater, Mt Ramon (highest in the Negev), lotz cisterns

* Arrival at Lotz campground (our gear will be waiting for us here)

Total 20 Km:

Saturday October 28th:

* Hiking the Eliav dry stream, ancient Pistachio trees, the iconic Lotz cliffs lookout, Arod pass, end of the hike in Mt. Ramon

* Drive back to Mitzpe Ramon.

Total 20 Km:


Trip cost: 750 NIS

In case of extreme weather conditions, the trip will be canceled, or moved to a different location. In this case, full refunds will be available for those who wish to cancel.

Whats Included


Logistics team bringing our gear to camp at the end of each day

Transport from the end point back to Mitzpe Ramon

Wood for fire in the evening

Water refill

Gas stoves for cooking


Whats Not Included

Transport, arrival to Mitzpe Ramon (reachable by public transport)



Water for the first day of hiking

Whats Not Included

Transport, arrival to Mitzpe Ramon (reachable by public transport)



Water for the first day of hiking


We will meet at Mitzpe Ramon on Thursday morning (some people prefer to camp the night before in Mitzpe) and load the logistics jeep with our gear, from there we’ll start our 3 day trek into the desert.

We will meet our logistics team each evening , bringing us our gear, water refill and wood for fire.

On saturday we will drive back from the trail end point to Mitzpe Ramon, where public transport is available.


What To Bring

Water for the first day

Good shoes for mountain walking

Day pack

A bag for carrying all the gear you don’t need for hiking

Food for the duration of the trek

Sleeping mat

Sleeping bag

Tent (optional)

Warm clothes for the night

Light source

Sun protection (a hat, sunscreen)

Terms And Conditions


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 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen

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


*** 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 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 fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages 

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.