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Har HaNegev Field School – Mitzpe Ramon

Updated: Apr 1, 2020

Mitzpe Ramon


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Karen Langfelder Americus

‘We stayed at the field school. It was not fancy or luxurious, but it was extremely clean and the food was plentiful and tasty. Our room had 2 single beds plus two bunk beds. One of the bunk beds had a pull-out bed underneath. We’d definitely go back again.’


The Har Ha’Negev Field School is located near Mitzpe Ramon and by the cliffs of Machtesh Ramon (The Ramon Crater), the largest crater in the world. From the field school you can see the breathtaking view of the crater and the red desert mountains. Due to Mitzpe Ramon’s high altitude at 900 meters above sea level the field school has a comfortable climate all year round. The field school is a very tranquil and relaxing area and with its spectacular views, it brings many yoga and meditation groups to enjoy their hormonal activities out in pure nature. From the field school there are many tours available that will take you out into the desert.

The Field School site offers the following services: 36 ground level accommodation rooms All the rooms are air conditioned and have a shower and toilet Coffee corner in all the rooms Dining hall with a rich and kosher kitchen with Israeli cuisine. Lecture rooms and clubs Synagogue Tourist information service with information about tours and attractions in the area.

Tour routes in the area: The Har Ha’Negev Field School is close by to the unique tourist sites in the area. From the field school you can take walking routes to the wonderful open views of the Ramon Crater and enjoy the many observation points of the desert. You will see prisms if you take a long walk along the impressive crater and by Mount Gamal.

The Har Ha’Negev area is a wonderful place to go cycling. We will be happy to guide you through the desert paths that are known to us. Once a month we hold a cycling tour for families.

Workshops and attractions: Part of the activities held at the field school, are workshops plus other activities that are open to the public:

Desert Tourism Mitzpe Ramon is a large central touring site in Israel. We will be happy to help plan your tours which can be combined with many activities and attractions such as: abseiling, jeep tours, safari, camel rides and more. We can help arrange special themed evenings with music and singing or lectures for students with nature topics such as: birds of prey, love of nature, tigers and many other themes.

Alternative workshops Other activities at the field school can include a variety of workshops with themes such as: Thai Chi, drumming, massage workshops, art and crafts, photography, mind and movement themes and more. All the workshops are held by craftsmen and a professional team and can be held for a number of days.

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