The walk aims to provide a sociable and practical method for completing the Israeli National Trail.
We take care of food and water provision while carrying your heavy equipment and, most importantly, providing an opportunity to meet new people and share musical and artistic talents. However, we expect the group to be responsible for setting up the camp, preparing food, making fire, etc. Specifically, we want to share the delights of Israel with international walkers while disproving the negative stereotypes sometimes portrayed in the media with our warm and welcoming environment that is open to all!
What you can expect from us:
An opportunity to meet new Israeli and international friends on an amazing journey exploring the country.
3 meals a day with the provision of healthy, wholesome ingredients.
The diet is vegetarian, although tuna and eggs are provided.
Ample water for drinking and washing.
Mattresses to sleep and sit on.
Carrying of big backpacks, tents, instruments, etc, in the truck between camps.
A station to charge phones and electronics, although you are required to bring your own USB cable and adaptor.
Daily guidance on the route to the night camp and the opportunity to visit springs or additional sights.
An opportunity to embrace the Jewish/Israeli culture, for example: observing Shabbat weekly, celebrating the national holidays, meeting Bedouin groups and the diverse population of Israeli, etc.
What we expect from you:
The campsite requires a team effort- everyone is expected to help with preparing meals and setting up/packing up the campsite and making fire, etc, on a daily basis.
Respect the beautiful nature that surrounds us, for example: pick up litter, cover your toileting, ecological soaps, not wasting water, etc.
Respect the international mix in the group by communicating in English in the group setting.
Please bring a smartphone with data for local internet use as this will assist you in navigating, in emergencies and also to help us communicate changes to the campsite, etc.
The truck is only capable of carrying a certain weight, therefore, we ask that you pack only the essentials and limit the weight of your bags to 14kg.
The trucks shower is a luxury and there is not enough time or water for all 30-40 walkers to shower daily. Therefore, please be considerate and allow those who have walked and not showered for a couple of days have priority.
Be considerate with the food- it is not acceptable to fill your bag with tins of tuna or apples leaving the rest of the group with none until the next shop. Similarly, be cautious when preparing food to prevent wastage.
Please respect the property of the walk, for example: do not stand on the mattresses and help to keep them clean.
We expect everyone in the group to participate in talking circles and be active in sharing talents and be open and respectful.
Anyone who does not follow these rules will be reminded and if inappropriate behavior continues you may be asked to leave the walk.
together we will make necessary arrangements and precautions for evening and night bonfires.
Personal equipment arrangement
To make the journey possible for everyone who dream to hike the land of Israel we provide 4X4 service to carry personal equipment (up to 14 kg) from campsite to campsite every day! for every walker. Walkers are recommended to take a satchel with water supplement (4-5 L), food for the way,musical instrument etc.
Between the journey stages
Walk About Love team is responsible to provide the guidance before every stage of the journey and group navigating along the tracks. A Walker is responsible to respect the journey schedule and follow necessary safety rules.
Bonfire (protected) in the center of sleeping site We supply comfortable mattresses &mats Giant camp tent on weekends. to make sure everyone is warm and cozy on the Israel National Trail Walk-About, we supply the firewood for a campfire all night. Hygienic arrangement (along the route in the bosom of nature) Keep your sleeping spot clean! Nature protection is important!
Day starts with a musical sunrise!
06.00 – 07.30 – sleeping spot arrangement and preparation for daily journey (a satchel with water and sandwiches), tea and coffee
07.30 – 08.00 – breakfast and last arrangements
08.00 – 08.30 – daily journey guidance and track explanation (every daily track section is about 10-12 km) 19.00 – supper on the sleeping site and group activity
We strongly recommend making personal sleeping arrangements by the campus bonfire when the weather is good. We recommend to bring good quality tent.
Special weekend activity: singing, dancing, party and performances, lectures and workshops (: