Completion Time: 13:00
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
For Biblical archaeologists, the area of the southern dead sea will always be recognized with Sodom & Gomorrah: the 2 evil towns that were destroyed by God. Although there are no ruins around Mt. Sodom, it is still one the hottest areas in Israel.
Luckily the nights in the desert are cool and during a full moon night this is one of the finest areas for hiking!
This area is well known for its wild lunar landscapes, as erosion carved through the thick sediments some narrow and winding canyons, with countless colorful layers. Dominating the landscape is Mt. Sodom: a long Jagged ridge made almost completely from pure salt.
Our plan for the hike is to hike the winding canyons surrounding Mt. Sodom, climb over the ridge, where we will have few hours to rest, and watch the sunrise above the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moab. After the sunrise we will hike down through the winding fish trail to the Dead Sea and finish the hike next to a salt natural monument named “Lot’s wife”
After the hike we will meet the bus and drive to Dead Sea where we will have some free time to swim (optional: swim to the art piece of the lonely tree, few hundred meters off shore)
You will be able to leave any gear you don’t need for the hike on the bus, we will meet it before swimming in the Dead Sea.
Full transport from Tel Aviv and back (pickup points en route)
Full moon hike
Time to swim in the Dead Sea
2 Licenced, insured and certified Israeli tour guides from Finjan
Food for the day
Food for the day
4 litres of water
Sandals or shoes for swimming
Sturdy shoes for hiking
Food for the trip
Warm clothes for the night
A mat (for those who want to sleep before sunrise)
A headlamp or other light source
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 Litres of water per person + hat + sunscreen
* Each participant is responsible for his or her own personal security and health.
* Lifeguard not present at swimming area. Each participant is responsible for his or her own safety in the swimming areas or any other area that may contain water
* 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.
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 ***
Departure time is at 19:00 sharp from Tel Aviv Savidor Merkaz (Central Train Station/Arlozorov). Return to the same point by 21:00. 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. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HikingInIsrael/