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As Israel's largest English speaking community, ESRA aids the successful integration of olim, both new and veteran, by providing them with a social and cultural framework including high quality services and events for all age groups. ESRA also works to bridge equity gaps in Israeli society through its education and welfare projects, which at the same time provide olim with volunteering opportunities that get them involved as contributing members of Israeli society.

ESRA Hike - Judean Desert

רביעי, 28 דצמבר 2022 at 7:15

Judean Desert

ESRA Members NIS 155 | Non-members NIS 195

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ESRA Hike

We have been wanting to hike Nahal Tze’elim for a long time. The Nahal is a long stream that leads from Arad to the Dead Sea. We start with a brief ascent towards the desert mountains, we hike passed small seasonal streams and we then head north to the Judean Desert and on to Nahal Mishmar. We will see waterfalls with deep canyons. Many archeological artifacts have been found in the area. Nahal Mishmar is the area of Ein Gedi. We will hike passed boulders and hidden desert caves and streams.

This will be an exciting magical day, if you pay attention to the trail, it will provide you with a miracle every moment. A hike not to be missed.

Pick up points:
5:50 | Bet Yehoshua
6:10 | Merkaz Klita car park, Raanana
6:50 | Latrun cafe.

Please look out for any last minute changes due to weather conditions.


Registration: Click on the register button below or call ESRA Booking Office 09-950 8371 (ext. 1)

Proceeds support ESRA Education and Welfare Community projects to strengthen Israeli society. Read more


Hikers should come properly prepared for each hike:  plenty of water (2 litres per person in normal weather, at least 3 litres per person if it’s hot), good walking boots or shoes, change of clothes/towel if swimming, hat, sunscreen and food for breakfast & lunch in a backpack.  Walking poles optional, but useful.
ESRA hikes are suitable for people in good health.  We reserve the right to refuse participation on the hike to any person who does not come properly equipped or is not physically capable of making the distance.