A Guided Trek on the Israel National Trail October 22 – November 20 2021 The Desert Section: From Arad to Eilat

The Israel National Trail (INT) crosses the country from the Israeli northern border with Lebanon, to the southern one with Egypt. It is over 1040 kilometers long and goes through a variety of landscapes. This 30 days trek traverses the complete desert part of the INT, including the Judean Desert and the Negev.

Highlights on the trek include Masada, the canyons of Tse’elim, Tsafit, Hatira, Afran, Hava, Barak, Nekarot and many more, the three Makhteshim (“craters”), Kassui sand dunes, the neolithic Leopards Shrine and more. Participants can choose from hiking the complete journey, or joining partially, from one day and above. A vehicle will transfer our gear between the campsites, so we only need to carry a day pack. Every evening, me and the logistic man will prepare a field-gourmet dinner served with red wine. We will camp outdoors, but whoever wishes can stay in a room in a country lodge for an additional cost. We will make the reservation and provide transportation to the room after dinner, and back in the morning. Participants who join for the complete session will enjoy a few nights in some camping sites that provide a decent shower.

The price is 300 NIS (around 90$) per day, If you join for 15 days or more, the price per day will be 250 shekels.

 The Itinerary:

Days 1-6: Arad, Tse’elim, Masada, the Dead Sea region;

Days 7-11: Wadi Tsafit, Small Makhtesh, Hatira, Big Makhtesh, Wadi Afran, Wadi Zakuf and Talul.

Days 12-15: Ein Aqev, Ein Ziq, Wadi Hava, Ramon Cliffs to Mitzpe Ramon.

Days 16-18: Crossing Ramon Makhtesh to Wadi Gvanim, and traversing the East Ramon region to the Arava Valley.

Days 19-23: Wadi Ashosh, Barak, Vardit, Tzihor, Hayoun.

Days 24-30: Kassui sand dunes, Milkhan well, Timna Park, Wadi Raham, Eilat Mountains, Eilat.

For more information and registration please contact me: orenyoel@yahoo.com

Bye, Yoel