Completion Time: 18:00
Difficulty Level: Hard
Join Finjan for unique, trekking pilgrimage during Passover to the Holy City of Jerusalem.
We will make the ascent from Jerusalem’s foothills and the valleys of the Judean lowlands to the surrounding peaks on the main corridor to Jerualem and finish at the Western Wall on Saturday evening.
The tradition of making the pilgrimage to Jerusalem has been carried out for millennia by multiple faiths from all over the world – now it’s our turn to get the full experience!
Total Cost: 200 NIS
Day 1 – April 2nd: From the foothills to the mountains We will start with pickup points in Tel Aviv and Rehovot and head to the starting point near Beit Shemesh. From there, we will ascend via the Soreq Stream towards the Cave of Samson, continuing to cover a total incline of 750 meters gradually throughout the day. After a challenging day, we will camp out in the area of Kibbutz Tzuba, one of Jerusalem’s highest hills to the west. The bus will meet us in the evening to drop off our gear and supplies for the evening.
Total hiking: 17KM with challenging ascents.
Day 2 – April 3rd: Ascent to the Holy City! We will get an early start and make our way from the western hills towards the abandoned village of Lifta – just on the outer slopes of Jerusalem’s main entrance point. From there, we will start some urban trekking, crossing centuries of history and descending to Jerusalem’s Old City and finishing at the Western Wall.
Total hiking: 20KM
How does it work?
You will hike with only a day pack which must have enough food and water for each day. The bus will meet us in the evening to drop off the rest of our gear and supplies for the evening. The following morning, the bus will take whatever we don’t need and meet us later that day at the Western Wall for the return trip back to Tel Aviv and Rehovot.
So what do you need?
PLEASE NOTE! (PLEASE!!!) – This is a challenging excursion and is best suited for those who have experience in hiking longer distances. There are a number of steep ascents and sharp descents throughout the two days. The night will be chilly in the mountains. Finjan will not carry your water or gear if it is too heavy for you!
If you are unsure of whether this is suitable for you – please talk to us!
Gear and food is not provided by Finjan – but we will provide some coffee and maybe some Arak in the evening!
Transportation and gear transfer
2 Licensed Tour Guides
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06:30 pickup in Tel Aviv on Namir Road (see map in event)
Pickup in Rehovot 06:50
Drop off around Beit Shemesh
Full day hiking
Evening spent around Kibbutz Tzuba
Wakeup and load gear onto bus
Depart for hike to Jerusalem
Finish at Western Wall
Return transport to Tel Aviv and Rehovot
All participants are responsible for their own health and safety. Please ensure you are properly fit for this kind of excursion.
All participants are responsible for carrying their own gear. Finjan does not provide food or drinks.
By consenting to the this trip, you also consent to all of Finjan’s rules and regulations about trail safety and the environment. Failure to meet these guidelines will result in not being allowed to continue with the group.
Please make sure you have insurance for these kinds of activities.
The cost is 200 NIS per participant. Full refunds will be issued up to no later than 72 hours prior to the departure of the trip. Within 72 hours of the starting time of the trip, no refunds will be issued.