Mount Hermon Records
Mount Hermon is the highest mountain in Israel’s State, and it is located on Israel’s northeastern border. The mountain area is divided between Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. Its highest peak is on the border between Syria and Lebanon, at 2,814 meters above sea level. There is an annual rainfall of about 1300 mm in this area, with strong winds throughout the year. Due to its height, the precipitation consists of snow. The lowest temperature in the wintertime is slightly below 0 degrees, while in the summertime, the temperature reaches about 25 degrees. Moreover, Mount Hermon is the only ski resort in Israel, and it is also a great place to hike throughout the year.
Wintertime In Mount Hermon
A visit to Mount Hermon during the winter will ensure a variety of entertaining winter activities suitable for all ages! In Mount Hermon, located at an altitude of 2,040 meters above sea level, ski trails are at each station for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Even those who have never experienced extreme winter sports can learn something new. You can take a ski or snowboard lesson, individually or in groups and learn to ski like real professionals. Besides the ski school, you can find equipment stores where to rent or buy ski equipment such as snow sledges; in this way, you can enjoy skiing in the designated area. You can also enjoy a coffee break or a meal at one of the buffets on-site. Besides, there are an information centre and first aid services. Another fun attraction is the extreme sledges where it is possible to ski in pairs. The different snow sledges are suitable for children of different ages, depending on their age and height.
For the lovers of walks, there are authorised hiking trails. Nevertheless, never walk alone independently! You can walk along the tracks as part of an organised group, after receiving permits from the Mount Hermon site and the Israel Defense Forces.
The weather is, of course, an influential and vital factor for your planned trip. It is always advisable to keep track of the weather forecast close to the time of the journey. Winds and fog are typical of every mountain area and naturally of Mount Hermon. Indeed, weather conditions might affect your trip.
It’s Always Fun On Mount Hermon
In the summer and autumn, the holiday season in Israel, it is pleasant to walk in high altitude places. By registering and prior arrangement, you can go on guided tours on Mount Hermon’s summit and enjoy a spectacular and unique view. A professional guide from the Society for the Protection of Nature will take you to the most amazing places, explain the unique flora and fauna of Mount Hermon, its fascinating history, geography, and other exciting stories. The tour lasts about an hour and a half, and then you can have a walk on controlled trails, which is about 3.5 kilometres long. There are several attractions and summer activities for families and children such as cable car rides, karting, extreme sledging on rails, summer tubing, and much more.
North Of The Golan Heights
A Magical Place
Besides Mount Hermon, there are breathtaking nature landscapes, streams, rivers, waterfalls, and everything which will make the trip a memorable and magical. In the Golan Heights, there are accommodation options for every type of budget. The simple and basic option up to the most luxurious ones. You can select among hotels, hostels, and even accommodation in nature such as camping if your stay is prolonged more than one day.
Activities In Nature
Accommodation is an integral part of the experience of your journey in the north of Israel. The nature of Ramat Golan never ceases to amaze. You will find Dew Grove, a beautiful nature reserve, where besides the charming oak grove and the orchid reserve, there is a large lake at the foot of Mount Hermon. The flowing water from Dan River is cold but refreshing. The Jordan River is the longest one in Israel, and it is large and impressive. Equally impressive streams flow into it, in some of them, you can enjoy a refreshing swim. You can also have fun in an adventurous cruise, rafting, kayaking, tubing, or on an inflatable boat.
The most popular stream for adventurous sailing is Nahal Snir (Hasbani). Several touristic companies offer various routes, which can be challenging or quiet, always enjoyable rafting experiences. Of course, the many kibbutzim in the Golan Heights also offer attractions and activities for travellers in their area. Everywhere there are hiking trails in nature at different levels. So, what are you waiting for? Now it is the time to see Mount Hermon and hike in the north! Have a pleasant hike!