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Mt. Meron to Jish: Hiking in the Galilee



Meeting Time:06:15

Completion Time: 20:00


After a few trips down to the desert, we’ve decided to head back north for a day hike in the Upper Galilee. The day will begin on Mount Meron, just over 1260 meters above sea level, and finish in the Maronite village of Jish.

The Galilee is a great way to learn about the many minority populations in Israel, including the Maronite community of Jish – one of the few areas in the world where Aramaic is still used on a daily basis. The Maronite community here has its roots in Lebanon where the majority of Christians are Maronite.

Jish is known to be the ancient Jewish town of Gush Halav and visitors can still see the remains of the Jewish community that was living here during antiquity. The town still has the remains of an ancient Galilean synagogue that existed during the time of the rabbinic sages.

A part of the trail will be on the Israel National Trail, a hiking trail that cuts the entire length of the country. We will be surrounded by beautiful scenes of greenery and lush Mediterranean Woodlands.

Early Bird discounted tickets cost 169.50 NIS. Regular priced tickets costs 189.50 NIS.

This is a full day of hiking in the Upper Galilee. Please read the instructions and safety requirements below.


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. 

* 3.5 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, transportation to and from Tel Aviv and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages ***

Departure time is at 06:15 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov).  Return to the same point by 20:00. The bus will leave promptly and on time! Those who arrive early will have the chance to enjoy some cookies and coffee prior to departure.

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.

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