Nachal Tamarim

Nachal Tamarim

An extreme, adventurous, technical hike requiring special gear and a licensed guide

Rappelling in Israel. Canyoneering in Israel. Hiking In Israel. Amazing views. Seriously high rappels. A seriously amazing, adventure…all this and more when you trek Nachal Tamarim with Israel Extreme…

We start the hike at the bottom of the canyon from the Dead Sea beach and head into the desert. As we zigzag our way up the steep canyon trail we will come upon amazing scenery and panoramic views of the Dead Sea and the mountains of Moav and Adom. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it does…the further we go up, the better the view…Magic.

Once we reach the top of the canyon we will turn, head into Nachal Tamarim Canyon, and then prepare for the real adventure. As we trekked up, the blue sky was ahead of us, as we hike and rappell down through the Canyon downstream, the glistening of the Dead Sea leads the way (See the top arrow in the picture below)…

With the luscious fig trees in the distance (the bottom arrow below) we will excitedly approach our first high waterfall and have to rappell down over 200 feet to continue on our adventure…… most of the year the falls are dry; the only time there is running water is after the rains…

We will continue hiking until we come to the next obstacle, another high cliff (dry waterfall). Each fall is different and exciting in its own way; some of these falls have very interesting geological shapes carved by the water which makes rappelling through them exceptionally interesting… We will continue like this on our amazing rappelling adventure until we reach the end back where we started, at the beach of the Dead Sea.

As a bonus when walking down into the canyon depending on the time year, you are likely to see wild animals and birds, including eagles that nest in the cliffs.

This hike can also be done as an amazing night hike, which is especially beautiful on full-moon nights.

There is an option to do some really nice rock climbing at one of the dry waterfalls. This particular site is frequented by seasoned climbers.