Rappelling in Israel – Nachal Kumran

Nahal Kumran is one of the most attractive and touristy streams for groups of families interested in a challenging experience of cliff surfing. The reasons that Nahal Kumran is very attractive to surfers is its location. The Qumran stream is the northernmost stream in the Judean desert and the closest to the center of the country.

Nahal Kumran The Last Fall Extreme Trip With Ashdot

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The route starts at the Kumran parking lot. From there, it takes about ten minutes to reach the first rappelling area. After walking, there is a possibility to enjoy rappelling in Israel in the lower part where there are three waterfalls at heights 40, 3, and 28 meters (131, 10, 98 Pit). This section is suitable for groups and families who are ready to face challenges and enjoy active activities. At the top of the stream, there are also three waterfalls at identical heights, and they are suitable for those looking for a lighter rappelling experience.

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The view from Nahal Kumran

Trip In The Kumran River With A Group Of Travelers 18.1.23
Trip In The Kumran River With A Group Of Travelers 18.1.23

The view of Nahal Kumran is a desert landscape, and the surfing experience is an amazing view along with the exciting challenge. From the cliffs, you can look out onto the horizon and enjoy a breathtaking desert view, which makes the experience powerful. Groups and families combine rappelling in Israel as part of their trip in order to see everything that Israel can offer, not only the beautiful central cities and the interesting holy places.

Photos From The Abseiling In The Kumran With A Group In January 2023
Photos From The Abseiling In The Kumran With A Group In January 2023

A trip through the Land of Israel passes between streams, waterfalls, desert, and sea. Ashdot has been taking abseiling tours in Israel for over twenty years, all with an English-speaking guide. We invite you to plan your Israeli experience, get in touch, ask questions, and see what is the best travel for you and your group.


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To help you decide on the appropriate activity and answer all questions, we have also put together FAQs for people also ask. For any questions and clarification regarding the routes, please leave us details, and we will be happy to get back to you with additional information relevant to your group.

Although our country is relatively small, it is full of spectacular sites that should not be missed, especially for those who like challenges. If abseiling definitely “does it for you”, there are quite a few options at your disposal, in the form of unforgettable experiences. Rappelling in Nahal Qumran is one of them and if you like hanging between heaven and earth, you must try it yourself. At the same time, if you have never visited there or never experienced this type of experience, an organized and orderly setting is definitely the right address for you.
An abseiling trip to Nahal Kumran, and similar to any other abseiling trip, requires a certain physical ability. In this case, a medium or higher ability is required of you, since the difficulty level of such a trip is rated at level 3.5 out of 5. Therefore, and especially due to the special terrain conditions, you are required to have a physical ability that will allow you to face the challenge
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The company "Ashdot - Rappelling and Challenge Tours in Israel" has been engaged in the field of adventure sports for over 25 years, starting in 1991. The company deals in extreme sports in Israel and manages a store for the sale of abseiling equipment.

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Recommended season: All year round except for the difficult summer months 7+8
Estimated time for activity: 3 hours to 7 depending on the number of waterfalls flowing in the stream.
Starting point: Kumran National Park parking lot
End point: A parking lot near the mouth of the stream on Route 90


Number of waterfalls: 6 waterfalls 3 waterfalls in the upper part and 3 waterfalls in the lower part
Difficulty level lower part: easy
Difficulty level upper part: medium

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