Day 4 : Hava - Arikha

Easy

12 KM

 

An easy-going day combining the very modern with the very traditional.

The day will start with a stroll through the pomegranate and olive orchards. While very much in the middle of the desert we might curiously believe ourselves elsewhere. We will learn how the water serving for this successful cultivation is flowing in from far away and being distributed among the plants. This is recycled water, non potable yet perfect for agricultural use as their undesired particles are filtered by the plants themselves and never make it to the fruit. Later we'll hike up and down a small range and meet again the wide riverbed of Nahal Zin. Herds and herdsmen are a common sight in Nahal Zin. Goats, sheep and camels are led here by their shepherds, some of whom live in the neighbouring village of Aricha. Also known as "the hidden village" Aricha has a few accommodation tents in one of whice we will spend the night.

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