Carmel Mountain Adventure
Join Hiking the Holyland and expert hiking guide Ben Zaltzman this autumn on a challenging trail in the Carmel Mountains, through Nahal Neder to Ein Kedem. The Carmel Mountains Nature Reserve is known for green mountain scenery set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. On this hike, we’ll travel along an off the beaten track trail through Nahal Neder. Midway through the hike, we’ll stop at a refreshing spring and explore a water filled tunnel (optional). Then, we’ll hike back up through shady Nahal Galim, passing the Carmel animal reserve before returning to the trailhead.
Together, we’ll walk this challenging, 8 kilometer trail with an expert guide. Learn about the plants, animals, and history of the Carmel Mountains Nature Reserve. We’ll stop for tea and an optional dip in the Ein Kedem spring midway through our journey. This hike is going to be challenging, informative, fun, and beautiful.
Bring lunch, water, and a flashlight. Wear good walking shoes and long pants. This 5.5 hour adventure is going to be amazing.
This group hike is for hikers in excellent physical shape. There will be uneven surfaces, some climbing, and a 400 meter total ascent. Space is limited, so register early. 15 % discount on all hiking gear to our participants. Use code GEARMEUP at checkout.
Contact us for special pricing for couples. Once you sign up, you’ll receive a link to our Carpooling Spreadsheet. We reserve the right to cancel at any time for a full refund.
My name is Ben Zaltzman, I’m a tour guide and a hiker in Israel who leads people on trails around the country.
I fell in love with nature at a young age.
While exploring the wide open spaces of nature, I came to know that it was the place where I belong.
A question I ask during our journeys is, “What happens to me in nature?”
I found secret hiking trails, discovered magical corners in the country, and have been guiding others through my experiences.
The trips I lead are about nature connection, the power of being in nature, and the changing environment.
I’m an expert at long-distance hikes. I hiked for 6 month along the Pacific Crest Trail in the US, and have gone on lots of other journeys in Israel and abroad.
Tour guiding course of the ministry of tourism, birdwatching course (Israeli SPN), educational tours (ministry of education), Storytelling, hunter-gatherers life skills, group dynamics leader, tour educator (on Birthright), Nature cure & connection journey.