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Negev Highland Trail - Self-Guided 3-Day Hiking in Israel

From ILS 704

The Negev Highland Trail is perfect for those who want to try an amazing hike in Israel. This unique desert hiking trail combines the adventure of trekking with the joy of discovering new cultures, and this self-guided tour takes care of all of the logistics.

The three-day hiking route of the Negev Highland Trail starts at Midreshet Ben Gurion and ends in Arikha, passing unrecognized Bedouin villages, Kibbutzim, settlements, and more. This is one of the best hikes in Israel, because it includes so many beautiful and unique things to see and experience: archeological sites, beautiful natural water sources, high cliffs with gorgeous views, and deep valleys. However, the real beauty of this trek is the cultural adventure that it offers. On each night of this tour you will be hosted by a different community, experiencing their lifestyle, hospitality, and cuisine. The aim of this 3-day desert hike is to break barriers and support those amazing people who live in the Negev.

This trail doesn't require carrying any heavy outdoor gears. All logistics, accommodations, guiding, food, and water are supplied by Wild-Trails. We'll take care of your needs so you can travel light and really enjoy this adventure in the Negev!

The price includes:

→ Logistics & route planning help. 
→ Accomodations for two nights.
→ Vegetarian food for the duration of the trip (breakfast & dinner at acommodations, and a packed lunchbox).
→ Luggage storage.

The price does not include:
→ Accommodations for the nights before and after.

→ Breakfast and lunch on the first day
→ Dinner on the last day
→ Additional gear rental.
→ Entrance fees to Avdat.
→ Anything not agreed upon in advance.

From ILS 704

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What to bring: 

→ Backpack maximum 50 liters for camping equipment
→ Comfortable daypack around 30L volume for the day hikes if you pay the luggage transfer fee
→ Sleeping bag comfort to -2 Celsius.
→ Hiking shoes.
→ Headlamp.
→ Warm clothes.
→ Rain protection.
→ Sunblock.
→ Sunglasses.
→ Hat.
→ T-shirt.
→ Camping plate and mug.
→ Spoon and knife.


→ 3 days of crossing the Negev desert!

→ A jump into an oasis.

→ One-of-a-kind cultural experience.

→ Fountains and natural water sources.

→ Camping.

→ Stargazing.


  1. Midreshet Ben-Gurion