Yam L' Yam
The Yam L' Yam Hike (Sea to Sea) is one of the most popular hiking trails in Israel literally crossing the country from west to east, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee, crossing some of Israel’s most beautiful scenery in the Western Galilee and Upper Galilee regions. The Sea to Sea hike is walked by thousands of Israelis and tourists every year, and takes between three to five days depending on how fast you walk, along marked scenic trails.
The trail starts in the city of Nahariya on Israel’s Mediterranean Coast, in the Western Galilee region of the country and heads directly inland through the flat Coastal Plain, and the fields belonging to kibbutzim and moshavim who grow a huge variety of crops. As the Coastal Plain is left behind, the terrain begins to pick up and the final glimpse of the first sea (the Mediterranean) is left behind. You will pass the Montfort Fortress. Heading from Abirim, the trail continues east until the village of Fassuta, when it turns south winding its way past the villages of Elkosh and Hurfesh and towards Mount Meron. Following this is largely the descent down to the Sea of Galilee (the lowest freshwater lake on earth!) passing the famous city of Safed and ending on the shores of the Sea of Galilee just north of Kibbutz Ginosar.
The hike is a total of approx. 90km starting at sea level, climbing to 1,200 meters, and then descending to -210 meters.
Whilst you can do the hike all-year-round, the nicest times are spring and fall – temperatures in the summer can be incredibly high. If taking this trail during the hot season, close attention must be made to the temperature and advice should be taken from the Park Rangers.
On Day 4 of the trek we begin at Shechvi Pools and pass through the Nachal Amud Nature Reserve for approximately 5km. This is a beautiful, yet slightly more technical part of the route. The pass winds high along ravines, up and down over rocks and there is the need to use some metal hand and foot holds at times. For some, this section will be the most testing of the trek. Due to the terrain, this section of the Nachal Amud Nature Reserve will be closed by the Rangers if the route is wet/damp and deemed to be too dangerous to cross. In the event of this section being closed, we will begin Day 4 of the trek further down Nachal Amud, missing out this section.
Day 1: Akziv to Abirim 22 km
Day 2: Abirim to Mount Meron 23 km
Day 3: Mount Meron to Ein Kofes 20 km
Day 4: Ein Kofes to The Kinerret 26 km
Accommodation each night of the trek will be in two person tents (single occupancy tents available at an extra cost) on a luxury camp site with full amenities and facilities.
The trip will include all transport from Central Israel at the start of the trek and back at the finish. Plus all transport back to camp at the end of each day and to the days start point each morning.
All meals are supplied by our local caterers. Beautiful home cooked food served at our camp site. Wholesome cooked breakfast, packed lunch to take on the trail and delicious hot meaty dinners (with veggie options).
Included meals as follows (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner):
Day 1 - D
Day 2 - B/L/D
Day 3 - B/L/D
Day 4 - B/L
A small deposit will be requested after registration with balance payment to follow once the group size has been determined.
3rd - 6th May 2020
25th - 28th October 2020
Prices From - £575 per person
All prices subject to small group surcharges