Israel Trail Day 5 – Nahal Tzivon and Mount Meron
Join Hiking the Holyland and expert guide Ben Zaltzman on Sunday, June 19th as we continue our journey along the Israel Trail with our 5th Segment at Nahal Tzivon and Mount Meron!
The day begins with a cup of coffee, followed by a shady walk in Nahal Tzivon, a beautiful dry stream in the Galilee. Next, we’ll tackle the challenging ascent of gorgeous, shady Mount Meron (the second highest mountain in Israel!). We’ll take it slow, pausing several times in the shade as we hike. At some point on our long journey, we’ll stop for a longer break with hot tea. Then, we’ll continue on through Druze farmland, past an old mausoleum. We’ll hear the tales of several ancient holy figures who were thought to be buried or experienced important events in this area: Hillel HaZaken, Shammai, and Eliyahu HaNavi!
The day ends at the Pitulim Campground beneath Meron, with a celebratory toast and snacks to celebrate our completion of the 5th segment
This 15.5 kilometer journey is going to be challenging, with a serious ascent up Mount Meron. Most of the ascent will be through a shady area. This trail is for hikers in excellent physical condition only!
Minibus transportation will be available from Savidor Station in Tel Aviv (at an extra cost of 100-130 per person, depending on the number of passengers). Spaces are limited, so please sign up early. This is an extremely popular hike!
You can choose to book just one hike, or book three Israel Trail hikes at once (does not have to be in order) for a 10 % discount and a free Hiking the Holyland t-shirt!
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.