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Tmarim Gorge

Please be noted: This rut is not for beginners!


Geographical area: ​

North Dead Sea, northern Judea Desert.


Tmarim gorge is a dry desert canyon most of the year.

Like most of the Judean desert Dry River it starts in the desert plateau and descend to the Dead Sea.

When it reaches the hay cliffs above the sea it drops down steeply forming an impressive series of high waterfalls.

The gorge is deep and includes a total of five waterfalls that require rappelling, which can be allocated as follows: 75,22,48,60,55 meters.

Type of trip:

Difficulty moderated to medium, rappelling.


up to 11 hours (for the full track, we can alternatively choose to skip the fist dry water fall).

Trail Outline:

We will meet at 6:30, at a dirt parking lot, at the entrance of a palm (date) tree plant on rode no.90 in mile stones 266.

Every person will get his rappelling equipment; we will check our gear and start the trek.

We will start to climb up the Tmarim ascent to the desert plains, a walk that will take us about 60 minutes including an amazing observation point to the landscape of the Dead Sea.

After reaching the desert lower plains we will walk another 600 m' and then drop down threw a narrow wadi to the bottom of the Tmarim gorge.

After a short walk we will be at the first dry waterfall and we will organize ourselves to breakfast, and make rappelling briefing.

After breakfast we will start travelling the gorge, using rappelling techniques.

The entire length of the gorge is about 4 k"m.

In the early afternoon hours, we will stop for lunch under one of the falls.

 After finishing the rappelling part of the gorge we shall walk out on a marked dirt path and get back to the vehicles.

Personal Equipment: 

Breakfast , lunch, 4.5 liters per person ,  a day backpack (preferably 30 liters at least) for personal equipment (food and the rappelling equipment), walking shoes (closed shoe only), sandals / slippers (in the car for after the trip), hat, light clothing, a flashlight, long hiking pants (not jeans), treats, mosquito repellent, sunscreen (do not forget we are in the desert), hair rubber band for long hair(for people with long hair), clothing replacement (in the car for after the trip), sunglasses.

Recommended - cameras, dried fruit.

We provide:

Qualified rappelling instructors, all necessary equipment for rappelling, Spire water, first aid supplies, coffee / tea. (The trip is Insured accordance with the Israeli law).

Cost per Participant:

Determined by size of group

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