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15.12.2022 - 22.12.2022
In search of the mountain of God - hiking trip

"Then Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar at the bottom of the mountain, and twelve painting stones according to the twelve tribes of Israel." Exactly what is described in the Bible in Exodus 24:4 can be seen with one's own eyes at the foot of Mount Karkom. The mountain is located in an Israeli restricted area in the Negev Desert. Visitors are only allowed to travel there three times a year, during the Jewish holidays of Passover, Sukkot and Hanukkah. Our seven-day desert trek is only possible during Hanukkah because of the hot summer climate. Mount Karkom is one of the most mysterious archaeological sites in Israel with thousands of rock engravings. It has always been considered a holy place to which people have made pilgrimages for thousands of years. Even a stone carving such as the Table of the Law with the Ten Commandments can be seen on the mountain. In the 1970s, Israeli archaeologist Prof. Emmanuel Anati documented petroglyphs and anthropomorphic rock sculptures on site. There are 1,300 archaeological sites around the mountain and about 44,000 ancient rock paintings, mostly on the mountain. The scientist concluded that Mount Karkom is the site of the biblical Mount Sinai. The desert hike for tourists to the holy mountain is a unique opportunity to get to know Israel in a new and completely different way after a long time, away from the usual tourist sites. It is a desert track for special people who want to experience something completely new, switch off, search for God and peace. The number of participants is limited, physical fitness is a prerequisite. Participants are accepted only after phone call.

Program:

Thursday, December 15, 2022

  • 07:30 Transfer from Tel Aviv via Jerusalem to Mizpe Ramon.
  • Hike in Wadi Lotz
  • Dinner and overnight on the high mountain Harif near Lotz

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • Breakfast at the pools of Lotz
  • continue to Mount Ido and down to the water wells of Oded
  • dinner and overnight there

Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • Breakfast at the water wells,
  • then hike south to Mount Arif, from where there is a gigantic view of the desert.
  • Dinner and overnight at the foot of the mountain.

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  • Breakfast at the mountain, continue to Mount Hason and Wadi Karkom to the dry water source of Karkom.
  • Dinner and overnight in the area of the spring

Monday, December 19, 2022

  • Breakfast at Karkom - spring, then continue to Mount Karkom where we explore the twelve altar stones at the foot of God's mountain.
  • Dinner and overnight at the foot of the mountain.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

  • Breakfast at the foot of the mountain, then climb and visit the numerous rock carvings, including the "Table of the Law with the Ten Commandments".
  • Dinner and overnight at the foot of the mountain.
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Breakfast and start of a rest day in the desert. Take in the silence of the desert on a short hike of your own, reading the Bible, or whatever does you good
  • Dinner and overnight at the foot of the mountain.

Thursday, December 22, 2022

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer back to Tel Aviv via Jerusalem

We would like to point out that the routes are subject to change. The overnight stay will be in 2 - person tents. Mattresses are available, but bring your own sleeping bag.

Please note that it can get quite cold in the desert in December!

Price per person: 1.699 Euro  or 1780 $ per person without flight in double tent.

We will be happy to book you the appropriate flights and accommodation before and after the trip!

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