Walk the path the Romans walked......many do this at sunset or sunrise to see the beautiful views. The snakepath has little railings and doesnt look bad to walk, but will take longer, so allow some time to walk that way.
Transportation up the mountain is basically a ski lift... When i visited masada in 2006, the lift was fairly new. Its huge and can fit a lot of people inside and people like me who are afraid of heights are ok in here because it is so large and it has seats. It has tremendous views as well.
Quite a few visitors enjoy taking the cable car up to Masada and walking back down on The Snake Path.
The admission fees cover a roundtrip on the cable car with admission, just going up using the cable car and admission, or just admission.
The Snake Path which is a moderate walk and takes about 45 to 50 minutes.
It is advised to visit Masada early in the day during the summer.
The cable car operates throughout the year (excluding Yom Kippur) from 8:00 to 16:00 October to March and 8:00 to 17:00 April to September.
On Friday nights and holidays-operation ends one hour before the park is closed.
The cable car takes visitors to the upper stop leaving 80 stops still to be ascended.
The Dead Sea is an isolated place - not in the center of Israel.
The best thing is to drive with a car.
You can go from 2 ways - Arad and Jerusalem.
Arad is the best road because the other one is a little bit dangerous (arab villages).
There are two ways up to Masada: by foot or by cable car.
If I had come here on my own, the footpath might have been my choice. Many people do this to see the sunrise. I am told it takes about 45 minutes to hike the path. Since we were on a guided day trip, the cable car ride was in order. After watching the informative video in the visitor center, we were taken swiftly up the steep flanks of Masada. The view gets better and better as you ascend to the fortress.
Unless you want to walk up the remains of the Roman ramp on the north side of the mountain, the only way up to the ruins of Masada is by cable car. This is not to be taken by those who are afraid of heights as you will find out while you are soaring over the desert.
If you want to climb to Masada you can enjoy a route called snake path , this is the route of the old times.
It can take you 2-3 hours to climb.