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Levantine Alps: Mt. Hermon, Cherries and the Eyes of Israel

280 NIS
Per person
280 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:05:30

Completion Time: 19:00

Difficulty Level: Hard

Trip Type:Hiking


Join Finjan for a special hiking excursion to Israel’s Alpine region and northern-most frontier high upon Mount Hermon. Rising above 2,200 meters, the Israeli Hermon – the eyes of Israel – is just one part of this Levantine Alpine range that runs through Lebanon, Syria and Israel.

Of course, any excursion to the area this time of year must be combined with some cherry picking to finish the day. We will visit our good friends in Majdal Shams – the area’s largest Druze village – and try some of the finest cherries in the land!

Throughout most of the year, snow pocks the mountain landscape while springtime appears when the rest of the country is already feeling the summer heat. Our visit will include a sharp alpine ascent to the upper peaks (coordinated with the Israeli military) where we will then explore the Battle Hills made famous through Israel’s different wars with its neighbours.

Much of the upper area is closed due for security purposes, yet we will be able to explore a few different routes that are usually closed to the public. The Hermon Ridge displays fascinating geological and phytogeographical features that create a stunning landscape and broad views into Syrian, Lebanon and northern Israel.

Our day will combine discussions of battle history and the changing geopolitical landscape amidst the beautiful alpine scenery that gives meaning to the area’s nickname as the Eyes of Israel.


*** Due to current regulations by the Ministry of Health, we are limited in the amount of space be can fill on the bus. As of now, we will open 25 seats. If more spaces are allowed, we will open more accordingly. This trip is based on the bus reaching its capacity.

*** This trip is dependent on final permission from the Israeli Defense Forces in conjunction with the Hermon Ski Site. If the trip needs to be canceled due to lack of permission, participants will receive a full refund within 72 hours of final cancelation.

*** This trip is for people with experience hiking. Due to the high elevation, altitude sickness can be a factor.
*** This trip is open to all people 18+

Whats Included

Full transport to and from Tel Aviv

Mount Hermon ski-lift ticket (1-way)

Licensed Israeli Tour Guide


Whats Not Included

Entrance fee to cherry groves (20 NIS extra) – optional

Food for the day



Anything not listed above

Whats Not Included

Entrance fee to cherry groves (20 NIS extra) – optional

Food for the day



Anything not listed above


05:30 departure from given location in Tel Aviv

Stop en route for final buy and breakfast

Hike Mount Habushit

Tour of upper peaks

Cable car down

Cherry picking

Depart for Tel Aviv

What To Bring

Proper clothing for the day

Sturdy shoes for hiking

Food for the day

3 litres of water




Terms And Conditions


* Participants are required to adhere to the latest regulations listed and in accordance with the Israeli Ministry of Health. Finjan will be operating this trip with the updated guidelines.

* Those using Finjan transport option will be required to wear masks throughout the journey while using the proper seating guidelines

* Anyone showing symptoms of COVID19 in the days prior to the trip must take the responsibility NOT to join.

* This trip requires sturdy shoes (no flip flops) suited for hiking. 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 locations are without a lifeguard and are at the discretion of each individual participant. Finjan is not responsible for decisions made by participants regarding swimming areas without lifeguards.


*** 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 two fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, coffee and cookies! Price does NOT include Transportation, Food or Water***

Meeting time is 21:00 at the location provided in this event. Failure to show up on time will result in participants being left off the trip.

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.