Mitzpe Ramon and the surrounding areas are some of the best for taking in the desert’s magical night sky. High in the Negev heights, we’ll have an evening with a Sky Safari, Poyke Feast and a beautiful morning hike to catch the sunrise from Camel Mountain. This will be our only opportunity of the year for such an event!
To keep warm, we’ve got some great Poyke to help get us through the night. We’ll also be joined by one of Israel’s most renowned Astronomers, Ethan Schwartz (http://www.israel21c.org/starry-starry-israeli-night/). Ethan will bring is telescope and give us a better look deep into the universe and beyond.
Transportation will be provided from Be’er Sheva to Mitzpe Ramon and participants will return by themselves Friday morning after the hike from Mitzpe to their final destination. We provide the poyke, telescope, astronomy lesson, coffee and a great morning hike!
All you need to bring is a backpack, your night gear, warm clothes and sturdy shoes for the morning hike to see the desert sunrise. Of course, any treats for the evening are also welcome.
The trip is contingent on a minimum number of participants.
Cost for the outing (not including self provided transport to Be’er Sheva and back from Mitzpe Ramon) is 240 NIS. Included in the cost is a Poyke Feast, Astronomy Outing and Sky Safari, Coffee and guiding services.
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.
* 4.5 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
* Each participant must provide his or her own gear for the evening and following morning (warm clothing, sleeping bag, pad). No tent is required.
REFUND, CANCELATION & 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 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 ***
The exact meeting location will be determined before the event and details will be updated accordingly.
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/