he Palaeolithic temple, looking south to the desert of Paran from Mt. Karkom

he Palaeolithic temple, looking south to the desert of Paran from Mt. Karkom

Rock engraving “Tablets of the Covenant”

Rock engraving “Tablets of the Covenant”

Rock engraving “the eye”

Rock engraving “the eye”

Following the journey of the exodus from Egypt,
Mount Sinai and the Paran Desert:

In the last few years came to life a modest and humble mountain in the most remote place in Israel.

Since then, Thousands of travelers, pilgrims and believers from all around the world visit the mountain.

We have the honor to offer you a remarkable tour to : Har Karkom – the Biblical Mount Sinai.

General Information about Har Karkom tours

Har Karkom, Karkom mountain, in the southwest Negev desert in Israel, is possibly the biblical Mt. Sinai. Excavations on the mountain, made by Professor Emmanuel Anati, discovered that it was a major Paleolithic cult center, and many of the findings are evidence that Har Karkom was sacred to ancient cultures. Its location is on the suggested route of the children of Israel in the exodus from Egypt

Please read more in the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem site:

http://int.icej.org/news/special-reports/moving-mountains

Mount Karkom is also suggested to be a world heritage site by Unesco. (link)

Vatican to accept that Mt. Sinai is in Negev ,Israel ,come to find with us the biblicle Mt. Sinai       (link to article)

General information:

Its location makes it accessible only by jeeps and since it’s not allowed to use the border road for security reasons, the only way now is to drive down south and then west, about three – three and a half hours drive from Mitzpe Ramon.

Since our way to the mountain is through a military firing range,there is a need for permission from the army to enter the area and it is possible to visit there only at Fridays, Saturdays or holidays.

 

These tours are suitable for hikers and the tour is quiet intensive.
The tours are defined private tours, for you only .We will be happy arrange the departure time convenient to you and your preferred venue.
2 or 3 days , camping in the desert .
Tour price is determined by the number of vehicles you book and according to the number of participants in the tour.

Tour prices: from 2000 NIS per vehicle and a tour guide.
Tour price includes: vehicle, guide / driver, drinking water, coffee and tea.

There is an option for a picnic during the day, lunch will be served in the desert.

Price of the meal per participant: 75 NIS

Since the way to the mountain and back is very long, you might consider a tour of two days or more with accommodation under the open sky, we will take care naturally for logistics, setting up the camp, cooking the food and all the other tasks.

For more information, please email us : 4x4desertours@gmail.com

One day tour itinerary

Generally the meeting in Mitzpe Ramon since it is the nearest point to the mountain and the journey takes approximately three hours in each direction
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We take road 40 south and drive through the Ramon crater, through the desert of Paran and then to Mt. Karkom. When we get to the mountain we can start after lunch our hike to the mountain.
Climbing up to the mountain followed by many rock engraving art and archeological sites on top of the mountain.
The view on top of the mountain towards the Sinai and Paran desert connect us to the biblical story and the unique sites of the desert culture together with abundance findings with ritualistic and sacred characteristics are part of our guidance. The hiking to the mountain is for about 3-4 hours and then we will return to Mitzpe Ramon.

Please consider a very long and intensive day all together 12 hours .

Two day tour itinerary

Day one:

We take road 40 south and drive through the Ramon crater, on road 40 ,enter wadi Zihor and the 4×4 trails and drive west towards Mt. Karkom. In our way to the mountain, we can visit sites in the Ramon crater and visit also the white canyon.

During the day we will stop for picnic lunch. In the evening we will arrive the camp under Har Karkom and have supper there.

There are not any facilities on the camp. We take care on meals and the food, water for drinking, campfire, sleeping is in tents.

There are no toilet rooms or showers.

Day two :

On the morning of the second day, after breakfast, we will climb to the mountain for a long hike and guidance.Climbing up to the mountain is followed by many rock engraving and  archeological sites on top of the mountain.

The view on top of the mountain towards the Sinai and Paran desert connect us to the biblical story and the unique sites of the desert culture together with abundance findings with ritualistic and sacred characteristics are part of our guidance.

By the afternoon, after lunch we will make our way back to Mitzpe Ramon, From wadi Paran.

 

For more information, tour details and registration, please contact us via email:  : 4x4desertours@gmail.com

Rock engraving “snakes fiery serpents, and scorpions”

Rock engraving “snakes fiery serpents, and scorpions”

A concentration of dozens of rock engravings on a large rock on the mountain

A concentration of dozens of rock engravings on a large rock on the mountain

Hundreds of people attended the conference of har Karkom in May, 2013

Hundreds of people attended the conference of har Karkom in May, 2013