Israel National Trail Passport
The Israel Trails Committee is now issuing Israel Trail passports, allowing hikers to collect stamps as they reach points of interest along the trail. Accumulating stamps along the way intensifies the experience, leaving hikers with a souvenir of their adventures on the trail.
ITC architect Gal Hart conceived the idea for the Israel National Trail Passport during his studies in the architecture department at Bezalel Art and design Institute injerusalem, and developed the concept for his final project, which included a map with 12 stopping points. Each stopping point highlights a key architectural value, which is now the stamp for that point. Hart presented his concept to the ITC, and then designed the passport and the stamps.
At this point, there are 22 stops along the trail where hikers can stop to stamp their passport.
Stopping/Stamping Points include:
Israel Trail Committee.
Bet Ussishkin, Kibbutz Dan
Yanay Shaham, Kibbutz Dan, Trail Angel
Shlomi Flex, Kibbutz Yiron, Trail Angel
Mount Meron Field School
Shmuel Lubin, Kibbutz Degania B, Trail Angel
Aeida's Tent, Arbel (lower entrance)
Sara Yefet, Kefar Kish, Trail Angel
Fauzi Azar Inn, Nazareth
Alon Tavor Field School
Zemmi Zilberman, Usfiya, Trail Angel
Ramat HaNadiv Park, Visitor's Center
Nahal Taninim Humus, Jiser- a- Zarka
Ronit and Danny Perel, Moshav Mazor, Trail Angel
Ne'ot Kedumim (the Biblical Landscape Reserve)
Shemer Family, Kibbutz Tsuba, Trail Angel
Ein Kerem Hospital
Sataf Coffee Shop
Avi Navon, Kibbutz Lahav (Joe Alon Center), Trail Angel
Durijat, Trail Angel
Shiff Family (Ofer's Tent), Arad,Trail Angel
Green Backpacker Hostel, Mitzpe Ramon, Trail Angel
Har HaNegev Field School, Mitzpe Ramon
Desert Shade Lodging, Mitzpe Ramon, Trail Angel
Desert Ashram, Shitim, Trail Angel
Eilat Field School, Eilat
The ITC is working to add additional stopping/stamping points, including nature reserves, national parks and other sites of interest.
The INT Passport grants hikers discounts at field schools, youth hostels and more as well as benefits with Trail Angels. Passports are available for just 5 NIS. To purchase an INT Passport visit the Israel Trails Committee map shop at HaNegev 2, Tel Aviv. The Israel Trails Committee also offers a bi-weekly briefing for potential INT hikers – the passport can be obtained at that time.