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«Black Canyon» is a water canyon in northern Israel.
The tour is available in the period from April to October.
The full list of the Rappelling programs offered can be viewed here
Nakik ha-Shahor canyon (Black Gorge) is an interesting and pleasant rappelling route in Israel. This ravine – a chasm, sandwiched by vertical basalt walls – is a part of the longest canyon of the Golan Heights, Nahal Zavitan (19 kilometers in length), which does not dry year-round.
The route passes by the ancient ruins of the Talmudic period villages (first centuries AD), Turkish mandate era outbuildings and Israeli and Syrian defensive constructions. When descended into the canyon, we will turn right and proceed down the bed of the perennial stream to the first of our cliffs (4.5 meters). An instruction will be given before the first descent. Between the first and the second descents there are deep lakes. For those who cannot swim, or otherwise feel insecure – it is necessary to take along floating devices – a rubber ring or 2-3 empty plastic bottles. The second cliff is the tallest, about 20 meters high, sometimes curving in and with splashdowns in deep water. We are now going to trail down the stream up to the third, stepped cliff (16 meters). Before reaching the third decent, we will stop for a snack in the place where the river goes underground. Deep lakes are also located directly before and after the third cliff. We exit the canyon through a marked trail, noticeably bending upwards, to the main parking lot. Drivers could approach the far parking lot with a vehicle prepared in advance, and return with their own cars to the main parking lot.
For participation in this tour, the ability to swim is MANDATORY!
*Minimal group size: 3 persons.
* UIAA – International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation
** CE – European standard product compliance
*** – Wingate Institute Certification
No previous experience or special physical fitness is required for participating in the tour. The route difficulty is suitable for children of 7 years and older.
Attention! Since Rappelling is a type of active tourism, special insurance is required («Active Tourism» etc.)!
For details and terms contact us, travel agencies or insurance companies!