Completion Time: 19:00
Difficulty Level: Advanced
The southern reaches of the Negev are less visited by hikers, and are remote and wild. in these parts of the Negev you can experience true desert wilderness, breathtaking views of the Araba valley, high cliffs, massive dry waterfalls, golden sand dunes, and ruins of prehistoric temples thousands of years old.
Group size in these unique treks is small and limited to no more than 20 hikers.
TO COMPLETE THIS TREK YOU MUST BE ABLE TO HIKE 25KM A DAY ON DIFFICULT TERRAIN WITH EVERYTHING ON YOUR BACK!
Thursday 5th: arrival to Qetura junction (we will take the 18:00 bus from Tel Aviv)
Friday 6th: Hike Qetura canyon, ascend to Mt. Ayit, hike the Shayarot cliffs, the dunes of Kasuy.
Saturday 7th: The leopards temple, Ishron waterhole (possible dipping), descend the ancient Zogan ascent, ending the hike in Kibbutz Yotvata, head back north via public transport.
* On the second night we will have a taxi bringing us water for the second day of hiking, so no need to carry water for both days.
* The nights at the desert are chilly, make sure to have the right clothing, sleeping bag, mat and tent.
* The price does not cover food, transportation, and water drop.
Estimated extra costs for the trip:
We have extra equipment to lend (free of charge) if you are missing some of the vital gear. Pick up is from Tel Aviv.
The trip is dependent on minimum number of participants.
Meet up around on Thursday 23:00 in Qetura junction
Hike should end on Saturday around 19:00 at Kibbutz Yotvata
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.
*3 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
* Swimming in places without a life guard is at the swimmer’s own responsibility
REFUND, CANCELLATION & 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 cancel his or her ticket, he or she can inquire about moving the ticket to another Finjan event at the same cost.
*** 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.
This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/
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