Hiking in Israel - Wild-Trails

Hiking in Israel


Wild-Trails provides the best hiking adventures in Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank. We lead both day hikes and multi-day adventures, allowing participants to see the very best that Israel's nature has to offer. In addition to leading hikes, we also provide support services for independent hikers on the Israel Trail and Abraham Trail.  

Our hikes in Israel will reveal to you the wild scenery of country, complete with incredible overlooks and hidden springs. Come hiking in Israel with Wild-Trails, for a challenging and rewarding adventure! 


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Guided Trekking in Israel - Dead Sea Trail

The Dead Sea Trail is one of the most diverse and beautiful trails in Israel. Stretching the length of the Judean desert and comes to an end at the shores of the Dead Sea. On the course of 3 days the trail passes through historical sites, streams, canyons, cliffs, oasis and the magnificent desert wilderness. The Judean Desert has long since been a home to a wide range of cultures, all of which are introduced to the traveller along the trail. The starting point is at the small southern city of Arad, a home to more cultures for you to count! The Hebrew-Israelites, hasidic jews, immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, Georgia, Irak, all of them in the same small quite town. Parts of the trail passes through the Bedouin territories. Herds of sheep, shacks in the middle nowhere and extreme hospitality… quite frankly, they are hard to miss.   The Trail will provide you the best experience to discover the Judean desert and the Dead Sea Area, it offers both a great cultural experience as well as wilderness backpacking at its best, at one of the most unique deserts in the world. All the camping logistics will be taken care of by the Wild-Trails team including food, water, campfires and dinners along the trail, so you could travel light and not worry about heavy loads. The price includes: → Full meals along the trail, save for breakfast on the first day and dinner at the 3’rd → A poyke dinner → Logistics → Transportation for the camping gear (up to 50L volume) → Entrance fees to national parks → Full guidance along the trail (trekking guide of Wild-Trails) → Transportation back to the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel → A 2-Way satellite communication device (held by the group leader) The price doesn’t include: → Accommodation for the night before → Gear rentals → Anything that was not agreed upon against Wild-Trails Inc.

Israel National Trail - Water drop service

Finding water in the desert is great. Knowing the water will come to you is even better. Book now and get 15% discount for all your stay at Dead Sea Adventure Hostel! The Israel national trail is a beautifully diverse trail, every day you can expect a different experience. Many would agree that the desert part of the trail is definitely the challenging half, even if you traveled deserts before. The lack of shade or water, exposure to the heat of day, cold of night, the wind and the elements and the isolation from civilization makes it all the more challenging for the backpackers. But don’t worry! What good is a trail without a challenge? Our service: Wild-Trails water drops were meant to help backpackers overcome one of the biggest obstacles in the desert - water sources. Our partner logistics team will follow your progress through the desert part of the trail, between Arad to Eilat, and will leave you a heart-warming and thirst quenching package of mineral water. In the end of the day, the challenges of hiking in the desert make it all the more beautiful. We guarantee you will not soon forget your desert experience. The price includes: → 10 spots of water drops in specified locations (will send after booking), 6 liters per person per spot. → Insurance (rest assured you will receive your dose of H2O) Extra services (inquire before): → Guidance → Gear delivery between points → Satellite device

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A Day with the Shepherds: Palestinian Bedouins

Unfiltered Culture Tour: A Day with Palestinian Bedouin Shepherds Savor a real experience, by spending a day with the Palestinian Bedouin shepherds. Every day the shepherds take their herds of sheep and goats to pasture in the peaks of Mount Hebron. The rocky landscape and clean air are a perk of their workday, as is the magnificent view of the desert from the top of the mountain. However, there is a lot more to their life than the nature that surrounds them. Join this unfiltered cultural experience to have a glimpse into the lives of the Palestinian Bedouins, take in the magnificent place where they live and work, and enjoy a cup of sweet Bedouin tea out in the field as you chat with them about their life. Click on the "Book Now!" button on the right, and then select the date for which you would like to book the tour. Scroll down to the arrow, and click your way through to fill in your information. You will be all signed up in no time!

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Self-Guided Trekking the Dead Sea Trail

Every Thursday morning  Introduction: This three-day trek of the Dead Sea Trail offers both great cultural experiences as well as wilderness backpacking at its best, in one of the most unique deserts in the world. On this tour, you'll explore one of the most diverse and beautiful trails in Israel, and discover all the beauty the Judean Desert has to offer.  The trail stretches the length of the Judean desert and comes to an end at the shores of the Dead Sea. Over the course of three days, the trail passes through historical sites, streams, canyons, cliffs, natural water sources, and the magnificent desert wilderness. The Judean Desert has long since been a home to a wide range of cultures, all of which are introduced to the traveler along the trail. The trek begins in the small southern city of Arad, a home to many diverse communities. Hebrew-Israelites, Hasidic Jews, and immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, Georgia, and Iraq all call Arad their home. Parts of the trail pass through the Bedouin territories. Between the herds of sheep and shacks in the middle nowhere we'll enjoy the best kind of hospitality, that only Bedouins can offer.  All the camping logistics will be taken care of by the Wild-Trails team, including food, water, and camping equipment along the trail, so you can travel light and worry-free. The price includes: → A one-on-one briefing with a desert expert before departure → Logistics → Water: 6L per person per day → Firewood → Map rental → Luggage storage → Transportation for the camping gear (up to 50L volume) The price does not include: → Accommodation for the night before and after → Additional gear rental → Entrance fee to Masada → Camping fee at Masada → Transportation back to the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel → Guidance along the trail → Anything that was not agreed upon against Wild-Trails Inc.

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The Top Desert Trek in Israel

Join us for the Top Desert Trek in Israel  4-7 April To say this wild trail is for everyone will be a lie. Located in the heart of an active military training zone, the trek from Mount Karkom to Mount Ramon is forbidden almost all year long, yet it well known as the top Israeli desert trek, with the finish line on the highest peak of the Israeli mountains, overlooking Makhtesh Ramon. We only get the permission to travel to this amazing part of the Negev highlands three times a year! Over the course of four days we’ll cross through the desolate wilderness of the Negev mountains. Even after covering every inch of the area, we always get excited before going to this magnificent, wild place. So, are you coming or what?! The Adventure: Our journey will begin on top of off-road vehicles, that will take us deep into the wilderness. Once we reach our start point, we’ll continue by foot, climbing Mount Karkom, Mount Haspas, Mount Arif and Mount Ido. Then we’ll cross the Ramon crater and climb to the top of the Negev’s highest peak, the peak of Mount Ramon. This is a challenging trek that will leave you with your jaw dropped, due to the sights of its amazing vistas. The road we’ll walk is no doubt one of the most beautiful Israel has to offer, in an area posing a challenge for logistics and requires an in-depth knowledge of the terrain This great journey will be guided by an experienced guide from ‘’Wild Trails’’. Even if you’ve done trekking before, or have been to this area specifically, this is your chance to enjoy sophisticated logistics that’ll help you make the most out of this experience. Not to mention the awesome companions and the professional guiding, making this expedition all the more enjoyable

Hiking in Israel - Mishmar Canyon

Adventurers, are you in for a hike? Mishmar Canyon is just for you!  Book with WILD-TRAILS for a spectacular experience. The Adventure: Mishmar Stream (Nahal Mishmar) cuts through the rocks of the Judean desert. The stream trail is surrounded by wild cliffs reaching great heights, looking as if they touch the clouds. Below the stream’s highest waterfall lies Ein Mishmar (Mishmar fountain), a water source used by the surrounding wildlife. Crossing the stream combines the use of stakes, climbing rock obstacles, passing through pools, and provides a close encounter with the canyons of the Judean desert. This hike will be guided by a professional guide from ‘’Wild Trails Adventure Co.’’ which specializes in that field. Even if you’ve crossed a few streams before, this is your chance to enjoy a quality, professional guided tour. This hike can be adjusted for group guiding, combine extra activities and attractions, camping and more… if you are interested in a custom hike according to your specifications, This trip will leave you an indelible memory and outstretched mind, even if you have already explored many canyons before. The price includes: Guidance. A 2-way satellite communication device for any kind of emergency event that might happen (will be held by the trip leader). Coffee, tea and cakes throughout the hike.  The price does not include: Personal expenses. Transportation (Extra service) Personal equipment or any gear that is written in the gear requirements appendix (please let us know in advance and we will try to help you get all the necessary gear for the trip). Personal expenses coverage for any damage to the equipment due to carelessness or disobedience to the trip leaders. Anything that was not specified under the section “The price includes” or was not agreed in advance in writing against “Wild-Trails”.

Rappelling & hiking in Kidod Canyon

Depart every Monday and Thursday There’s no need to go far to enjoy the desert… when adventure is just around the corner! No cars No traffic jams Just walk out and join the adventure! This adventure will take you the the beautiful Kidod canyon, just outside the city of Arad and under the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel! Amazing views, caves, a beautiful hiking trail and a cliff for rappelling. Desert at its best. We will depart from the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel and hike towards the canyon. After some walking among the streets of Arad, we’ll reach the desert wilderness. We will reach a cliff and set up a rappelling spot, and make a small break to enjoy a rappelling activity in this awesome canyon. Coffee, cookies, rappelling, the whole nine yards. After the activity we’ll wrap up and continue down to the canyon, where we’ll cross the caves and reach the awesome view points overlooking the Dead Sea and the beautiful Judean desert. We’ll finish the trail in Arad’s abandoned hotel, where we’ll enjoy a warm cup of desert herbal tea made together from natural herbs. To wrap up, we’ll make our way back to the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel through the Moav boardwalk in a relaxed “end of day” kinda walk, enjoying the great desert views all the way back to the hostel. This tour is a budget-friendly, simple and fun. You’re more than welcome to join us once a week to discover the desert right around the corner, with the best companions in the middle east!

Desert survival course

The Desert Survival course is a special survival challenge in which we combine an important set of skills and knowledge invaluable for every man or woman heading into the wild in general, and in this case, into the desert. Among other things, we’ll practice both new and old tools and skills that are important to master when travelling the outdoors, as well as enhancing the self-confidence of each participant. This course, or should we say – journey, is aimed for people looking to acquire important, life-saving knowledge and to hone their outdoor skills. Purpose of this course The main purpose of the desert survival course is to take travellers, outdoorsmen, guides and extreme sports enthusiasts, and giving them the tools needed to deal with extreme conditions, enhance their self-confidence and to further improve their survival skills.

Stargazing in the Dead Sea Hot Springs

Desert nights are too cold, but you don't want to stay in bed? Join us for a nighttime dip in the wild Dead Sea hot springs! Among the many wonders the Dead Sea holds, the Dead Sea hot springs might be the best! These fountains of hot water are right on the shore of the Dead Sea, so we get to enjoy two amazing natural treasures in the same location! What can we say, living between 2 tectonic plates has its perks!  Join us, and enjoy a cold beer under the night skies. Combine it with some stargazing, and a more stylish experience does not exist! We take care of all of the logistics, including pick up from the hotels in Arad, Ein Gedi, Ein Bokek, and Jerusalem.  Join Wild-Trails and chill out!

Negev Highland Trail - Guided 3-Day Hike in Israel

Introduction: 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 oasis, high cliffs to deep valleys, and an illuminating cultural adventure that can rarely be experienced. 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.  → Logistics. → 6L of mineral water per person per day.  → Firewood. → 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.

Negev Highland Trail - Self-Guided 3-Day Hike

The Negev Highland Trail is perfect for those who want to try an amazing hike in Israel. This unique desert hiking trail combines the adventure of trekking with the joy of discovering new cultures, and this self-guided tour takes care of all of the logistics. The three-day hiking route of the Negev Highland Trail starts at 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 so many beautiful and unique things to see and experience: archeological sites, beautiful natural water sources, high cliffs with gorgeous views, and deep valleys. However, the real beauty of this trek is the cultural adventure that it offers. On each night of this tour you 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! The price includes: → Logistics & route planning help.  → Accomodations for two nights.  → 6L of mineral water per person per day.  → Vegetarian food for the duration of the trip (breakfast & dinner at acommodations, and a packed lunchbox). → 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.

Masada at Sunrise - Self Guided Tour

An ancient ruin steeped in history is always fascinating, but here we offer something better: a chance to explore an ancient ruin steeped in history, at sunrise, on top of a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea and Jordan! Join us for a self-guided tour to the ancient world heritage site of Masada, at Sunrise.  The Tour: Masada is one of the most famous ancient sites in Israel, and for a good reason. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a rich and tumultuous history, and view that is truly something to behold. We provide a shuttle for this self guided tour in early morning, to catch the sunrise as it sheds orange-purple light over the Dead Sea Valley and the Edom mountains of Jordan. The shuttle arrives through the Roman Ramp, and then the participants can walk up the trail (about 15 min) to the site and find a good spot to enjoy the sunrise. Coffee and cookies will be supplied for a morning snack. You’ll have approximately 2 hours to scout the site and get a better understanding of Masada. At the end, the shuttle will depart back to the Dead Sea Adventure Hostel just in time for breakfast.     

Desert Oasis Hiking- Wadi Al Qelt

All nature and adventure lovers out there - Wadi Qelt in the Judean desert is calling out for you. Book with Wild-Trails for a spectacular experience. The Adventure: Wadi Al Qelt is one of the most beautiful canyons the Israeli desert has to offer. This stream (which is, by some researchers, a geological border crossing between the Samarian desert and the Judean desert) is a huge and magnificent oasis that really gets the meaning of a ‘’Desert Jungle’’. The length of the stream is about 30 Kilometers (18.6 miles for you Americans) and starts in the Jerusalem neighborhood ‘’Neve Ya’akov’’, a neighborhood that sits on top of the Drainage Divide, overlooking the breathtaking vista of the desert. Prat stream, being an oasis, has always been and still is a place for both settlers and nomads alike. Near the stream, along with its banks, lies many pieces of evidence telling the stories of long-gone civilizations, as well as the signs for the new settlers. ‘’Kubur Bnei Israel’’, recognized by some researchers as the true tomb of Rachel, the hanging monasteries built on top of its cliffs, the houses and herds of the Bedouin shepherds, the Jewish settlements, the ancient city of Jericho and the many ruins of the ancient settlements, all of these being examples of the lifeline which is Prat stream. Prat steam originates from three main fountains: Ein Prat, Ein Mabua, and Ein Kelt. This special trip to Wadi Qelt is an enchanting hike into the heart of a magnificent oasis. This special trip will be guided by Wild-Trails Adventure leader which specializes in this field.  Even if you’ve been to the stream and its fountains before, this is your chance to enjoy a great quality, professional guided tour.