Israel Trail 13th Segment: Ascending Mount Tavor
Sunday, February 12th: Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman as we continue our epic journey with this 15 kilometer segment of the Israel Trail. On this hike, we’ll be walking above Tavor Stream and climbing Mount Tavor at the most beautiful time of year!
The day begins with a bit of walking and a cup of coffee, as we start the trail with a 4 kilometer walk above Nahal Tavor, taking in the vast beauty of the valley. Then, we’ll start the challenge: climbing Mount Tavor. Once we get to the top, we’ll take a break to enjoy the sights and learn about the religious and historical significance of this important mountain.
Then, we’ll continue along to the Mount Tavor lookout. The day will end at the foot of Mount Devora, where we’ll celebrate the completion of the 13th segment of the Israel Trail with wine and snacks!
Minibus transportation available from Savidor Station (price determined based on # of participants, 110-140 NIS). This is a challenging hike for fit hikers only. This is a popular hike, so please reserve your spot early!
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.