From ILS 265
Not only do we lead professional journalists, photographers, and TV crews from Israel and around the world for a taste of the forbidden Salt Caves of Mount Sodom, we invite you as well to join us in this extraordinary excursion. As you traverse through the salt cave, you will discover how the pioneer settlers of Mt. Sodom used it in the 1930s.
This excursion is full of experiences that are of an extreme nature designed specifically for those of you who love outdoor challenges. With the professional and experienced guide of “Wild-Trails”, you will descend to the cave through an 80 meters shaft, using professional abseiling equipment and techniques. From that point, you will crawl through the heart of the cave, discovering views and colors that can only be seen in this kind of unique nature. This will leave you with your mouth wide open, excited and thrilled for a long time, and that is guaranteed. Be sure that you will never forget the beautiful moments of crawling in the salty bowels of the Earth and the special experience of abseiling a giant chimney towards an underground salt canyon.
This incredible excursion to the salt cave is the most unique and the most extreme of all caves, and what is even better is that you can enjoy its beauty, uncover its secrets and raise your adrenaline to the roof with no previous experience needed. This trip will leave you speechless, even if you have already explored many caves before.
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We will meet in the gas station near by “Neve Zohar” intersection, in the southern part of the Dead Sea & Judaean desert, and then drive shortly to the cave area.
Before starting the hike, we will do a complete brief and hand every hiker a personal set of our quality caving equipment.
Now, we can start our crazy adventure! We will hike through the fascinating views of the desert towards the peak of Mt. Sodom.
We will climb ladders, overlook the Dead Sea from a beautiful observation spot, walk inside a narrow canyon and finally reach the the entrance of the cave, where flash flood waters flow from the same canyon we have just walked through.
Then, we will abseil a great shaft that is unique to salt caves and once we are in the depth of the Earth, we will walk and crawl through a series of gorgeous passages all the way down until we reach the Dead Sea.
Duration of activity: approx. 6 hours.
The trip and times subject to changes according to weather conditions, security conditions and decisions made by the trip leader in the field.
Starting point: Neve Zohar gas station.
Difficulty levels: Walking - moderate, Caving – easy to moderate, Abseiling – moderate.
Age groups: 14 and above. Participants under 18 must file a permission signed by their parents or a legal guardian.
Necessary experience: There is no need for previous experience.
Abseiling height: 80 meters.
Trail length: 3.5 kilometers.
What to bring?
closed-toe shoes, 3 liters of water, long trousers, snacks, and a change of clothes