MAKHTESH HATIRA


The tour climbs on the Makhtesh's east wall and runs along the narrow ridge, seperating the crater from Wadi Zin. With spectacular views of both the Makhtesh and Wadi Zin.

Type:        Hike
Region:    Negev
Level:       Difficult
Duration:  7h

Makhtesh Hatira ('The big Makhtesh') is actually the second biggest of the three Makhteshim of the Negev.

A Makhtesh (crater) is a rare geological phenomena, there are only 6 specements world wide, the three larger of which are located in the Negev (2 smaller in the Sinai desert). The creation of a Makhtesh takes about 100 Million years and requires particular conditions along several stages.

A part of the Israel National Taril.