The Negev Trek Team
This is our home. We would like to think that all that hike through it or visit the sites that are hidden in it will treat the Negev as their home as well.
We strongly ask that all participants of the Negev Trek adopt a Leave no Trace attitude.
For all of your trash you will be provided with plenty of trash bags. We ask that you do not leave any trash along the trails- organic or other.
The support vehicle will collect your trash at the end of every day.
Also we stress that all of the natural treasures that can be found along the hikes- fossils, rocks, flowers, branches and seeds must be left where they are.
Please do not take any souvenirs- except for pictures, of course. Take as many pictures as you want- you’ll have plenty of opportunities for amazing pictures, but keep your own safety and the safety of others in mind when staging photos.
Lighting fires is allowed in designated campgrounds only, and burning local vegetation is strictly forbidden anywhere. The support vehicle will provide firewood for a campfire every night. If you wish to boil water or heat your food during the day, please do so over a portable gas or kerosene stove, away from local vegetation to prevent a fire hazard.
Wildlife along the trail is protected by law. Do not approach wildlife and under no circumstances should you feed the animals. Take pictures from a safe comfortable distance and respect their natural habitat. If you do happen to surprise an animal, stop and stay where you are, allowing it you move away calmly. Be careful when moving rocks and when sitting down, and keep an eye out for snakes and scorpions.
Hiking along the desert trails will give you a unique opportunity for meeting other hikers from different countries and backgrounds.
The desert environment provides neutral grounds for all who choose to come and enjoy it. We encourage you to chat, discuss and debate.
Please do so respectfully along the trails and around the campfire.
We ask that all hikers treat other hikers and staff with respect and politeness. Please be courteous towards hikers and travelers along narrow trails and around shady areas and waterholes.
We ask that you report to our staff or to a park ranger about any behavior that is dangerous, derogatory or harmful, should you encounter it during your hike.