Shomron Adventure at Sartava and Nahal Talkid

Thursday, March 3rd: Head out on a challenging, full day adventure in the Shomron!

On this multi-part adventure, you’ll be hiking through the Shomron on two incredible trails.  The first is a climbing hike through two canyons: Nahal Firan and Nahal Talkid.  These stream beds are at their most beautiful in March time, when wildflowers and greenery transform the landscape.

Next, you’re on your way to Sartava, a famous hilltop where ancient Judeans used to light a beacon to declare the arrival of the new moon.  You’ll climb up to the top of this steep mountain topped by a fortress for an incredible lookout to the surrounding area.

You will be led by expert guide Ben Zaltzman, who will teach about the rich history, geography, and plentiful nature of the the Shomron.

It’s going to be a day full of history, adventure, and great natural beauty.  Explore off the beaten track on these two incredible trails in the Shomron.  These are both considered to be moderate hikes, but due to steep ascents and climbing ladders they may be unsuitable for adults who are not frequent hikers.

Please email to request paid transportation!


Nahal Firan


Mar 03 2022


9:30 am - 3:30 pm



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  • Ben Zaltzman
    Ben Zaltzman

    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.

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