The walk provides a social 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 make friends from Israel and abroad
–3 nutritious meals a day with healthy, wholesome ingredients.
The diet is vegetarian, although tuna and eggs are provided.
–Water for drinking and washing.
–Mattresses to sleep and sit on
–Carrying of big backpacks, tents, instruments, in the truck between camps.
–A station to charge phones and electronics
–A daily briefing for navigation and logistics.
–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 Israel.
We will always be there to guide you on the route and provide the opportunity to visit springs and landmarks.
There will be Jewish/Isreali options to experience the 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. To respect the beautiful nature that surrounds us, for example: do not litter, do not vandalize, do not waste water.
Please help and respect each other throughout the journey.
Please bring a smartphone with data to assist you in navigating and emergencies. Any changes to the journey will be communicated through the Whatsapp group.
The trucks weight is limited. Please 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 participants to shower daily. Therefore, please be considerate by conserving water and taking only the time you need.
Be conservative 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 our property and take care of it. For example: Do not stand on mattresses and help to clean them.
We expect everyone in the group to participate in talking circles. Be active in sharing your culture, talent and stories.
Anyone who does not follow the rules will be reminded. If inappropriate behavior continues you may be asked to leave the journey.
Together we will make necessary arrangements for evening and night bonfires.
Personal equipment arrangement
To make the journey possible for everyone who dreams to hike the land of Israel we will take your large bag on the truck to each campsite. Walkers are recommended to take a day pack with water (3-4 L), food for the day and musical instruments.
The bonfire will be in the center of sleeping site. We supply comfortable mattresses and mats. To make sure everyone is warm and cozy on the Israel National Trail Walk-About their will always be enough firewood for a campfire all night. Keep you spot clean and do not leave rubbish.
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.
Transportation from Tel-Aviv to Eilat
1 night in Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem at The Abraham Hostel.
1 night in the Arava desert guesthouse at Gamalia
The concept is Volunteering :
Taking up a job during the journey.
A day with the Team- that day you will join the team with the truck and set up the camp.
For the Journey to be successful we need to work together. You will be taking up a daily job. The jobs include: Preparing meals, setting up/ packing up the campsite, making fires. There will be a volunteering chart on the truck.
You will not walk for one or two days in the journey and join the camp crew to see the journey from different way.
*These options are available the whole journey, pick your desired dates*
There are 50 places for this journey !
Cost in Iocal currency (NIS) NIS per person
Full 68 days journey- 104 NIS per day
Full 68 days journey discount for people untill the age of 23- 100 NIS per day
45 days- 124 NIS per day
30 days- 128 NIS per day
20 days- 135 NIS per day
15 days- 140 NIS per day
10 days- 145 NIS per day
7 days- 165 NIS per day
4 days- 190 NIS per day