Israel Trail Day Two – Yiftach to Ramot Naftali
Join Hiking the Holyland on Sunday, March 27th for the second segment of the Israel Trail, from Yiftach to Ramot Naftali! (If you missed the first segment and would like to make it up, please contact me.)
We’ll begin our 12 kilometer trek with an intro and hot coffee. Then, we’ll be picking up from where we left off at Yiftach and continuing past beautiful views of the Hula Valley. The trail will take us near the border of Lebanon towards Nahal Kadesh, a gorgeous, shady (dry) stream bed. We’ll walk in the shade and wildflowers for 2 1/2 kilometers before emerging to an important site memorializing 28 soldiers who were killed in the 1948 war. Next we’ll walk towards Ramot Naftali, past an old mosque believed by some to be the burial place of Yehoshua Bin Nun (Joshua). We’ll hear the stories of the places we pass and end the day with a celebratory toast at the beautiful Ramot Naftali lookout.
Hiking the Israel Trail piece by piece is the best way to really get to know Israel, from its nature to its history. This group hike will be an experience you will never forget!!!
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!
We reserve the right to cancel at any time for a full refund. This challenging hike is for hikers in good physical condition!
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.