Mount Karkom Jeep Tour

What is  interesting in this tour?
The combination of nature  the wilderness of the Negev Desert and a possible identification of Mount Karkom as Mount Sinai creates the atmosphere for an exciting tour.  Where is Mount Sinai? Is Mount Karkom Mount Sinai? Our tour to Mount Karkom explores these questions.  Its also a tour into a prehistoric cult center that traces the history of the region  especially through the understanding of   rockart ,  Negev Desert  Israel.

Many  adventurers are still searching for the real Mount Sinai!  Despite the fact that Mount Sinai location was "forgotten"  and the quest continues vigorously. The last theory about  Mount Sinai is that it was found in Israel Negev Desert and its name is Mount Karkom.  The identification of Mount Karkom as  Mount Sinai is based on research by jsf. Emmanuel Anati  Archeological evidence found here suggests that Mount Karkom was a cult center and a sacred mountain. The signs of  worship here includes: Rock Art ,Pillars, Stone Circles, Geoglyphs  , Tumuli and Altars.

Tours to Mount Karkom

Our jeep tours to Mount Karkom are leaving from Mitzpe Ramon ( Mount Karkom is situated about 60 km south of Mitzpe Ramon).  The tour deals with 3 main subjects.

1. Theory of Mount Karkom is Mount Sinai - we will answer this question.

2. Mount Karkom rockart which  we will try to decipher.

3.  Desert ritual  we will retrace it to understand the religious belief of the time.


The basic tour is of 1 day that  includes a  jeep ride to the mountain in unexplored areas of the Negev Desert and about 4 hour walking tour . To comply with military restriction the jeep tours are running only on weekends and Holidays.



tour description


1 day

Begins and end in Mitzpe Ramon ,4 hours of walking tour on Mount Karkom


2 day

1st day camping in  Mount Karkom.   2nd day 6-8  hours walking tour .