The Negev Highland Trail was created with the idea of making hiking in Israel possible for everyone who seeks to explore what the Israeli desert has to offer. The purpose of this guided hike is to connect travelers with the diverse local communities that call the Negev their home. This three day Negev hike starts in Midreshet Ben Gurion and ends in Arikha, passing unrecognized Bedouin villages, Kibbutzim, settlements, and more.
This is one of the best hikes in Israel because it includes everything worth seeing: from archeological sites to beautiful oases, high cliffs to deep valleys, and an illuminating cultural adventure that can be rarely experienced. On each night of this tour, we will be hosted by a different community, experiencing their lifestyle, hospitality, and cuisine. The aim of this 3-day desert hike is to break barriers and support those amazing people who live in the Negev.
This trail doesn't require carrying any heavy outdoor gears. All logistics, accommodations, guiding, food, and water are supplied by Wild-Trails. We'll take care of your needs so you can travel light and really enjoy this adventure in the Negev!
If hiking the Negev Highland trail gets you excited, but you can't commit to a multi-day hike, you'll be happy to know that we have day-hike options! There are 6 possible routes, so contact us to choose the one that's best for you.
The price includes:
→ Guidance throughout the hike.
→ Accommodations for two nights.
→ 6L of mineral water per person per day.
→ Vegetarian food for the duration of the trip (Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on day 3 are not included).
→ Luggage storage.
The price does not include:
→ Accommodations for the nights before and after.
→ Additional gear rental.
→ Entrance fees to Avdat.
→ Anything not agreed upon in advance.
→ Backpack maximum 50 liters for camping equipment
→ Comfortable daypack around 30L volume for the day hikes
→ Sleeping bag comfort to -2 Celsius.
→ Light camping mattress.
→ Hiking shoes.
→ Warm clothes.
→ Rain protection.
→ Camping plate and mug.
→ Spoon and knife.
→ 3 days of crossing the Negev desert!
→ A jump into an oasis.
→ Fountains and natural water sources
→ Bonfire in the desert
→ Full logistics including transit for the camping gear (up to 50L backpack), allowing the hiker to travel light.
Starting Point: Midreshet Ben Gurion
Finish line: Arikha
Difficulty level: Moderate