Join us for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Push the boundaries of your endurance and conquer some of the most beautiful scenery Israel has to offer. Enjoy the best of female camaraderie every step of the way.

 

6th to 13th September, 2020

8 days / 4 days Trekking

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Post Trek Weekend at the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya

Accommodation

This year we are staying at the Moran Country Lodge during the trek.

There is NO camping. (https://moranlodge.com/en/)

The Moran Country Lodge is a Kosher hotel under the full supervision of the Israeli Rabbanut. Both meat and vegetarian options will be available.

The end of trek weekend is at the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya.

The Trek is being led by Israel Extreme – (https://israel-extreme.com/ ) who have many years of experience running adventure activities in Israel.

 

Moran Lodge

 

Moran Lodge

 

Cost & Fundraising Options

Option 1 – Full fundraising – each participant must raise minimum of £3,205 sponsorship inc Gift Aid, plus a £395 cash booking fee is payable IMMEDIATELY.

Option 2 – Cover your costs of £1,600 – each participant must raise a minimum of £2,000 sponsorship inc Gift Aid. A £395 cash booking fee is payable IMMEDIATELY.

Option 3 – No fundraising needed – pay £3,600 in total. A £395 cash booking fee is payable IMMEDIATELY.

Re-capture that spirit from your year out, raise money for The Fed’s essential services and tick off a bucket list item that you’ll never forget.

 

The Yam L’Yam route is one of the most iconic in Israel, undertaken by thousands each year. It is definitely a challenging trek made easier by walking through the stunning scenery.

It literally crosses the country from west to east, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee, across some of Israel’s most beautiful scenery in the Western Galilee and Upper Galilee regions. The Sea to Sea hike will take four days, along marked scenic trails.

 

 

The trail starts in the city of Nahariya on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast, in the Western Galilee region of the country. Then, heads directly inland through the flat Coastal Plain and the fields belonging to kibbutzim and moshavim, who grow a huge variety of crops.

As the Coastal Plain is left behind, the terrain begins to pick up and the final glimpse of the first sea (the Mediterranean) is left behind – you will pass the Montfort Fortress.

Heading from Abirim, the trail continues east until the village of Fassuta, when it turns south winding its way past the villages of Elkosh and Hurfesh and towards Mount Meron.

Following this, is largely the descent down to the Sea of Galilee (the lowest freshwater lake on earth!) passing the famous city of Safed and ending on the shores of the Sea of Galilee just north of Kibbutz Ginosar.

The hike is a total of approx. 90km starting at sea level, climbing to 1,200 meters, and then descending to -210 meters. This is rated as a T3 -Difficult trek.

 

Hike Distances by Day:

  • Day 1:  Monday Sept 7 Akziv – to Abirim 22 km, 8hrs
  • Day 2:  Tuesday Sept 8 – Abirim to Mount Meron 23 km, 9hrs
  • Day 3:  Wednesday Sept 9 – Mount Meron to Ein Kofes 20 km, 8hrs
  • Day 4:  Thursday Sept 10 – Ein Kofes to The Kinneret 26km, 10-12hrs

 

How challenging is it?

This is a challenging event and involves long walking days of up to 8 hours.

A reasonable level of fitness is required. You will need to have a good level of endurance with an ability to sustain the level of effort required over a period of days.

There will be both ascents and descents and the use of metal hand rails, metal ladder and metal hand and foot holds. You will be climbing over rocky terrain.

You should be doing regular exercise – with hill training. This trek is a challenge but achievable for everyone.

 

 

What’s included:

✓            Flights & Airport transfers in Israel

✓            Accommodation. 7 nights twin-sharing in hotels.   Limited singles available on request (a single supplement will be payable)

✓            All meals (except for lunch on non-trekking days)

✓            Fully supported trek with 3 professional guides

✓            FREE trek kit (tops and hats) generously donated by Regatta

✓            Lots of fun and camaraderie!

 

What’s not included:

✘            Travel insurance

✘            Any personal expenses, other required kit such as boots, rucksacks and clothing, drinks, tips and gratuities