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Water caching trips in the desert עריכה

Water caching service in the desert, share a ride too, not free of charge

  • Haim Berger - 054-5343797 E-mail: negevjeep@gmail.com. Keeps water caches at all night camps. Share a cache for solo hikers or small groups of 2 hikers. Pay according to the number of bottles you need. Discounts available if you use all his water caches.
  • Amir Gadnaor - Shaharut - Caching trips. Maintains a water cache 15 km south of Shaharut (day 46 km. 15), by Shehoret Canyon (day 48 km 12) and in Netafim (end of day 48). NIS 55 / 6 liters of water. gadnaor@zahav.net.il 052-4438166, 052-3351357
  • Yoram Zvik - Yeroham - 054-4761761 e-mail: yzvik@netvision.net.il
  • Yanir Yagel - Mizpe Ramon - 0542461066 ; yaniryagel@gmail.com
  • Izik Maoz - (Hatzeva) 052-3666453
  • Ben'ad - Water chaching trip from Arad to Eilat. Pickup and drop off in Tel Aviv is possible upon request 0524028911.
  • Har'el Zeltzer - 052-2739779 rlzel@arava.co.il

List of low cost accommodations עריכה

Do not list places that charge more than NIS 100 / night / person (without meals)

Dan to Tel Avivעריכה

  • Nimrod

Camping site Bekatot Ba'arafel - 04-6984218, 052-2697718 Ohel Avrham camping site - 052-2821141

  • Kibbutz Dan - Stamp at Beit Ussishkin Sleep inside the gim - NIS 30. Shower and restrooms. Grocery store open: Sun-Thu 06:45:13:00; 17:00-19:00. Fri 06:45-13:00; closed on Saturdays and holidays. Contact: Roni - 052-8357014
  • Kibbutz Dafna - Camping from March to June and September to November (not during holidays) NIS 30 Tel: 054-7989070 Roi
  • Maayan Baruch - SHO, Private room for 3, with aircondition, shower & restroom. Noam - 053-5226770
  • Dishon  Rachel NIS 30 - 0502695805
  • Tzfat- Livnot U'Lehibanot campus- up to 5 in one room, shower, meals, internet, Shabbat hospitality, SHO, NIS 25 donation ea., phone: 052-429-5377. Limited space, depending on availability.
  • Kibbutz Hokuk - Mattresses, showers & kitchen in youth center. Supermarket 3 minutes away. 2 km from Trail. NIS 15. Assaf 050-849-7846.
  • Migdal - Supermarket on the trail. Sleep in your tent. Open until 01:00 a.m. In summer open 24 hours.
  • Yavne'el

3 km northwest of Eilot observation point in a farm above Yavne'el bed and shower. NIS 10 Uzi 0507370880 Camping site NIS 35/person 3 km off trail 050-5277345

  • Kfar Kisch
    • Shemesh family - Private camping site and shower NIS 25/person 050-6589523 050-2225135
    • Tabor Land - Stamp only. Sarah 050-5441972 Please call ahead.
  • Kfar Tavor - Set a tent, use water and restrooms - NIS 25, 04-6620125
  • Shibli - Large bedouin tent 052-3106103 052-7819978 Ghazi NIS 75
  • Nazareth Illit - Mazal 052-3455514 NIS 50
  • Nazareth - Stamp. Fauzi Azar Inn NIS 90 breakfast included- 054-4322328
  • Harduf - NIS 30 Sleep, shower, kitchenette. Mor - 0522624906
  • Isfiya - Two units: one with two single beds and the other with a double bed. Shower, laundry. NIS 100/person. Sawsan: +972506712216 e-mail: hallon-sa@hotmail.com
  • Zikron Yaacov - Hanadiv gardens - Stamp
  • Caesarea - NIS 30 054-7214132
  • Jisr a-Zarka - NIS 80, sleep in a bed, restrooms, shower, cook your meals, or meals at NIS 50, 052-8824570 or at our website. Stamp
  • Mikhmoret - NIS 95 Shower, internet, beds, linen 09-8666088 or on our website Stamp
  • Tel Aviv
    • Abraham Hostel - Dorms: NIS 100 including breakfast. Private rooms available too (higher price) 03-6249200.
    • Yarkon Park NIS 35 - Sleep in a large tent, shower, snack bar, 03-6437734

Ramat Gan to Eilatעריכה

  • Beit Nehemia - NIS 10 set your tent or in your sleeping bag - Nadav 050-2787180, 03-9711291
  • Kfar Ben Nun - 15 min. from the INT. Sleep, shower. Up to 4 hikers. Pickup/Drop off -  0544536005, 0528733650
  • Jerusalem Abraham Hostel Droms: NIS 100 in including breakfast. Private rooms available too. (higher price). 02-6502200
  • Kibbutz Netiv-ha-Lamed-Heh - Vertigo - Bed and shower in return for work. - 029900235
  • Drejat - Room+shower NIS 60. Stamp. Breakfast / Dinner additional cost. Grocery store. Jaber - 054-7969576
  • Arad -
    • Avital and Alon Aharoni NIS 50 artists' quarter- 0544396824
    • Zippor Bamidbar guesthouse NIS 70. Michal - 0525958833
  • Mizpe Ramon
The Green Backpackers - NIS 70. Shower, sleep, kitchenette, laundry, DVD, assist in caching water. Mail drop and stamp. 054-6907474 Li
Large tent by the visitors' center. Up to 20 hikers. Mattresses, hot shower, restrooms, kitchenette, microwave. NIS 60. Roni 050-5903661
Tzel Midbar Stamp NIS 50 054-5400194 - 08-6586229
Be'erot Khan Inside the Ramon crater. Large tent or dormitories. Meals and shower available. It is recommended to make a reservation during holidays. For reservations please e-mail to : winter@npa.org.il
Zofar Inscence Road Khan - NIS 70 for INT hikers. Not available on weekends and holidays. 0523666476
Paran - Aviran Khan. Pick up and drop off too. Reduced price on week days 052-3868938
  • Shitim (www.desertashram.co.il) Stamp. Camping site NIS 10 for INT hikers under the age of 29 , Thu & Fri 30/night. Over the age of 29: NIS 75/night iuncluding 3 meals, Thu & Fri NIS 170/night. The place is stricktly vegetarian. No meat is allowed no tuna fish or sardines. No camp fire or dogs. Dormitory is available. Inquire on site. cell: 052-3824617
  • Shaharut Camel rider nomads camp - 1.5 km north of Shaharut, NIS 35 Tent, meals (extra cost), shower & toilet, a mobile camp to assist you, mail drop , logistics & support, Einat 052-8376332, Amir 052-3351357
  • Timna Park - Stamp.  Set your tent by the artificial lake. NIS 10-15 . Cofffe shop (fee) and showers.
  • Elifaz Sleep in a large tent, shower, rest rooms NIS 30 08-6356230/052-3688384.
  • Be'er Ora 
    • Sleep, shower, electricity, use refrigerator NIS 50. Buy food, laundry, cooking, other services for a fee. Caching water too. E-mail: zohar1023@gmail.com. Zohar 058-4470004 
    • Ran - 054-3236937 Sleep in a room NIS 70, in a tent NIS 35. Use the pool.
  • ILH Israel Hostels

Low price hostels. /

Nimrod (Mt. Hermon), Tiberias, Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Mitzpe Ramon, Paran, Eilat. Book on line at: http://www.hostels-israel.com

  • Field school hostels You can stay for NIS 50/night based on availability of a bed. It is not possible to make a reservation since this rate is available only on the night of arrival. You will sleep in a room of 4-10 beds. Stamp your passport at all the locations below. Below is a list of hostels along the INT
Mt. Meron - 04-6980022
Tavor - 04-6766250
Mizpe Ramon - 08-6588615/6
Eilat - 08-6372021. Only for thru hikers who complete the hike in Eilat
  • IYHA Israel Youth Hostels Association

IYHA provides a discount for holders of IYHF card and hikers who present the INT guide receive a $1.5 discount off the official lodging price. IYHA hostels are located at the following places near the trail:

Tel Hai, Safed, Ginosar, Poriya, Tel Aviv, Arad, Mizpe Ramon, Eilat. For reservations call: 1-599-519-511 or visit http://www.iyha.org.il/eng/

Bed and Breakfast עריכה

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Pickup and drop off service in the desert עריכה

  • 4X4 Truck for up to 35 people. Contact Yaacov Geva 0522867489 .
  • Yerooham - Transfer of luggage, water drop off service, logistical support, pickup and drop off between Arad to Eilat Cell: Muhammad (doesn't speak English) - 050-5278128 or Yoram Zvik (speaks English) : 054-4761761 by SMS only or yzvik@netvision.net.il
  • Midreshet Ben Gurion
Haim Berger - 054-5343797 E-mail: negevjeep@gmail.com
Arthur provides pickup and drop off service 052-3920891 E-mail: art4tour@gmail.com
Mitzpeh Ramon
Eyal Korin will cache and drop off water and food in the central Negev (Ein Yorkeam to Zihor) 052-4433286 4desertours@gmail.com.
Ziv Spector will cache and drop off water and food in the central Negev (Ein Yorkeam to Zihor) 054-6277413 .
Harel will cache and drop off water and food in the central Negev (Ein Yorkeam to Zihor) 050-2213395
Gev Holit night camp - Itzik Maoz will drop off water at Gev Holit night camp 052-3666453
Shaharut - camel riders nomads camp Amir Gadnaor - 052-3351357 / Einat 052-8375332, buying food, water supply, pick up & drop off, logistical support 4x4 our mobile camp with food, shelter, toilet & shower - group guiding & asistance

Beer Ora Tamar Bamidbar Camp site. Logistic service in the Arava region. Shower, toilets, kitchen ,refrigerator ,laundry service, Grocery store in the village 0584470004

  • Eilat
Mori will cache water in the area of Eilat NIS 150-200/cache 057-7370101 morichen@zahav.net.il
Ron Harari - water, food and woods drop off service, group (up to 8) pickup and drop off, general logistical support in the Mountains of Eilat. 050-2339020 nikiron@gmail.com

Taxi service in the north and the desertעריכה

Always ask to turn on the meter. Fixed price rides are significantly more expensive

  • Kiryat Shemona - Yaron Partuk - 050-736-3636.
  • Arad - Eli Levi 052-2889579 08-9953791
  • Dimona Uzi - 052-3557105, Yosi - 050-6435420
  • Mizpe Ramon (Large VAN) - Tuba - 052-6500666
  • Eilat - Victor - 0522797752
  • TAMAR BA'MIDBAR - Logistical support in the Arava region. Zohar - 0584470004

Bike Rentalעריכה

  • Kibbutz Ketura - 08-6356658

List of Trail Angelsעריכה

INT Trail Angels

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