What does my registration fee cover?
The base registration fee covers two guests per room. Single occupancy may be available on a limited basis at an additional cost. Please call Jennifer at 416.489.9687, ext. 200 to discuss.
Additionally, the fee includes three kosher meals each day, all special evening activities, four nights’ accommodation based on double occupancy at Kibbutz Gonen near the Hula Valley, in the Negev, and our daily fascinating hikes. All hike guides, medics, and security are included in this fee as well as daily transportation to and from our hiking trails.
Where and when does the trip begin?
We will meet in Tel Aviv at a designated hotel. We will travel by bus to the Golan Heights where there will be an opening ceremony, and then we will begin with our first hike of this adventurous journey.
Where and when does the trip end?
Our final day of hiking is Thursday October 26, 2017. In the afternoon, there will be a closing banquet and party for all participants. Buses will depart Thursday afternoon (exact time to be announced) to take you back to back to Tel Aviv.
Where will we be staying and eating our meals?
We will be spending four nights at Kibbutz Gonen. All of our breakfasts and dinners (lunches will be consumed during the hikes) will be enjoyed together at the Kibbutz.
What will the weather be?
Generally in Northern Israel the weather in fall is delightful. We expect to wear t-shirts and shorts most days. Rain is unlikely, but you should bring rain gear just in case. A sun hat is mandatory on all days. Nights can be quite cool in this area, so be prepared with long sleeves, pants, sweaters, and another layer.
How long will we be hiking each day?
We will typically hike from 4 to 7 hours (6 to 16 kilometers) per day with a break for lunch.
What will I carry with me on the hike?
You will need to carry a knapsack large enough to hold 4 to 5 litres of water for the start of the day. In addition you will take the following with you on each hike: passport, money and identification, emergency information cards, a cell phone, rain gear (if the forecast indicates rain), a spare pair of socks, some fruit or snacks, your prepared lunch, sun block, band aids, a flash light, toilet paper and wipes (there may not be facilities on route).
What type of shoes should I wear?
Proper hiking boots with good ankle support which have been broken in prior to the hike are mandatory. (Open-toed sandals or running shoes will not be permitted.) We also recommend taking previously laundered hiking socks in order to avoid blistering.
Will there be security and medical support on the hikes?
Yes, there will be armed medics accompanying us.
Will we have guides?
Yes, in addition to the secuirty medics, there will be one guide for every hiking group. The hiking groups will be categorized by hiking ability. The guides will point out local points of interest in addition to historical significance along the route, and provide other technical or practical hiking assistance as required.
Will we be meeting victims of terrorism who have been helped by OneFamily Fund?
Yes, a number of victims will be joining us; some will hike the trails with us, while others will join us for dinner and evening activities. You will have plenty of opportunities to meet, ask questions, and learn about the lives of the victims of terror we are hiking on behalf of.
One Step. One Life. One Family.