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West Ramon Circuit: 3 Days Deep in the Negev

850 NIS
Per person
850 NIS
Per person


Meeting Time:7:00

Completion Time: 19:00

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Trip Type:Hiking


While many visit the magnificent Ramon Crater, the southwestern reaches remain wild and off tourist maps, as water sources are scarce, and the campgrounds remote and reachable only by all clearance vehicles – making this a truly desolate desert region.

To trek this remote trail, you will need to hike 15-20km daily and face steep ascents and descents on challenging terrain (no technical scrambling is required)

Trip plan:

Wednesday October 16th (optional) : Meet up at the town of Mitzpe Ramon, see the sunset at the edge of the crater, camp outside town.

Thursday October 17th: meet our logistics team at 7:00, load the cars with the gear you don’t need for the hike, jeep ride to the trail head, hike the northern edge of the crater, Arod pass, hike up to the peak of Mt. Ido with its strange rock cairns, camp below Mt. Ido.

Friday October 18th: Hike the inner valleys of the southern rim, with many abandoned nomadic archaeological sites, impressive views into the wild southern reaches of the Negev, if we are lucky and the rainy season is early possible desert swimming in the Oded pond, camp in the Peitam gap campground.

Saturday October 19th: the hardest day of the trek, climb the mighty peak of the “Watchman of Ramon” with majestic views of the whole Negev, a steep descent down, the Amonnites wall, last steep climb for the tooth above Gvanim gap, descent to road 40, jeep ride back to Mitzpe Ramon.

Trip cost: 750 NIS early sale (limited quantities), 850 NIS regular price.

Please note: campgrounds are without any facilities .


Whats Included


Jeep rides to trail head and back after the trek

Logistics team bringing our gear to camp at the end of each day

Wood for fire in the evening

Water refill

Gas stoves for cooking


Whats Not Included

Arrival and departure to Mitzpe Ramon (reachable by public transport)



Water for the first day of hiking

Whats Not Included

Arrival and departure to Mitzpe Ramon (reachable by public transport)



Water for the first day of hiking


We depart Mitzpe Ramon on Thursday October 17th at 7:00

We recommend arriving to Mitzpe Ramon and camp there on the evening of the day before (Wednesday 16th)

Return to Mitzpe Ramon no later than 19:00 on Saturday 19th (public transport will be available by then)

What To Bring

Water for the first day

Good shoes for mountain walking

Day pack

A bag for carrying all the gear you don’t need for hiking

Food for the duration of the trek

Sleeping mat

Sleeping bag

Tent (optional)

Warm clothes for the night

Light source

Sun protection (a hat, sunscreen)

Terms And Conditions


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. 


*** 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 fully licensed guides and outdoor specialists, and lots of coffee! Price does NOT include food and other beverages 

This trip is part of the Hiking in Israel community.