DESERT NOMADS By Desert Shade Group

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The Ramon Crater Circuit

Don’t miss our Ramon Crater Circuit tour, which is tailor-made for the hiking enthusiast, with treks through the spectacular wilderness of the Ramon Crater and Negev mountain highlands. This unique desert hike experience combines breathtaking views, outdoor camping, and some truly unique hiking.

When

4 Days

Meeting up on the first day: 07:00

Highlights

  • Discover ancient cultures and history

  • See what is believed to be the Biblical Mountain of Revelation

  • Gain a new perspective on biblical history

  • Discover geological phenomena unique to the area

  • Hike in gorgeous desert scenery and camp out under the stars

Itinerary

 

DAY 1 : Overview of the crater

 

Day 1 sees us gathering at the Desert Shade Eco Camp to ensure our gear is ready for the hike ahead. In the afternoon we’ll take a short hike along the rim of the crater. From this viewpoint we will see parts of the hiking ahead of us in the distance, while getting an introduction to the geological phenomenon we call the Maktesh.

Overnight: We’ll be sleeping like true nomads in a Bedouin tent, waking up to the sunrise over the Ramon Crater, just like the Bedouins of this region have done for generations.

Day 2 : The Lotz Cliff

After witnessing a spectacular sunrise and enjoying some breakfast, we should be charged and ready for our first real hiking day! We'll hike towards Lotz cliff, a gradual climb which takes us through a mysterious wadi with Atlantic pistacia trees and more unique vegetation. We'll enjoy even more amazing views of the Ramon Crater from the northern rim while following the cliffs along its edge.

 

Total distance: 16km

Over night: Overnight: Camping out under the stars!

Day 3: The tip of the "heart"

Day 3 of this amazing desert hike will be spent along the rocky ridge of the southern Ramon Crater rim. This is a challenging day, with more elevation gain and rocky terrain, but the breathtaking scenery will be worth the effort, trust us on that one!

 

Total distance: 15 km

Overnight: Camping out under the stars!

Day 4: Across the crater 

Day 4 sees us hike through the crater all the way back to the town of Mitzpe Ramon, which is mostly flat hiking with a final steep ascent. We'll arrive in the afternoon at the Desert Shade Eco Camp, where we’ll sit back and appreciate the awesome desert hike we’ve just completed with a final cup of desert herbal tea.

 

Total distance: 12 km

PRICE PER PERSON 

984 $

Important Information

  • Available only November to May, excluding jewish holidays

  • Minimum of 4 people to ensure departure

  • English speaking biking guide

You Should Bring:

  • Hat

  • 2 liters of water

  • Closed walking shoes

  • Clothing suitable for riding

  • Day backpack

Included:

  • Pick up from your hotel in Mitzpe Ramon

  • Overnight in Desert Shade

  • Camping gear, except for a sleeping bag

  • All meals - from the first evening to the last day's lunch with accommodation

Not Included:

  • Sleeping bag