Nahal Kalya Things to Do

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    Floating at the Dead Sea

    by machomikemd Written Sep 18, 2013
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    Floating along the Dead Sea is the most popular activity to do for the Tourists and Christian Pilgrims that goes to the Nahal Kalya Public Beach. The Dead Sea seawater has a density of 1.240 kg/L, which makes swimming similar to floating. Objects in water stop sinking when they displace a mass of water equal to their body mass. In unsalted water, that means a large amount of the body is underwater, all of it for particularly dense people. In dense, salty water, a little body displaces a lot of mass, and most of the body stays out of the water. It's hard to drown a person when most of their body is floating on top of the water like a cork.

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    Swim at the Dead Sea

    by machomikemd Written Sep 18, 2013
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    although regular swimming activities like breast stroke, free style, butterfly stroke swimming is not allowed at the Dead Sea due to the Hypersalinity and added bouyancy of the Big Lake, you can still do swimming activities like just lying down flat on your belly and float around as the hypersalinity again make you more bouyant and you don't need a flotation device to float here at the dead sea, you can also just sit around while at the dead sea, doing nothing or let the dead sea mud packs do their thing on your body while lying down a beach bed.

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    Northern Dead Sea

    by machomikemd Written Sep 17, 2013
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    The Dead Sea is Divided into the Jordanian Side and the Israel (West Bank) Side. the dead sea is actually composed of two parts, the larger Northern Dead Sea and the smaller Southern Dead sea, which is separated by the Lisan Peninsular. This will be on the Northern Dead Sea, where most of the resorts of the Dead Sea (Both in Israel and Jordan) are located as the southern dead sea of more for producing the dead sea minerals and mud pack products.

    We all know that the Dead sea is the lowest land elevation of the world at 377 m (1,237 ft) deep, and is the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. With 33.7% salinity as compared to the regular 4 to 5% salinity for the oceans, people can float at the dead sea plus the area has lots of minerals in the mud that is good for the skin hence the popularity of the dead sea as a resort. Dead Sea Products for skin and facial skin are available and the most popular Jordanian Dead Sea Product is the Revage Dead Sea Products (The Israeli side is the Ahava Dead Sea Products).

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    Dead Sea Mud Packing Your Face and Body

    by machomikemd Written Sep 17, 2013

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    we all know that the dead sea mud is popular around the world due to the huigh minerak content and various dead sea product companies, both here in Israel and in Jordan are making a killing by exporting these famous beauty and cosmetic products around the world. And being here in the dead sea, most tourists and christian pilgrims put this famous dead sea mud on their faces and body for the moisturizing, healing and rejuvenating properties of the dead sea mud, plus it is free! as you are in the dead sea already. but you must endure the saltiness as being covered in Dead Sea Mud while at the dead sea is both itchy and burning sensation.

    The black mud harvested from the banks of the Dead Sea is in fact alluvial silt washed down from the surrounding mountains and deposited on the shores of this inland salt sea. Layer upon layer of fine silt deposits have evolved over thousands of years to form a rich Dead Sea mud containing particularly high levels of magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron. The resulting mineral-rich Dead Sea mud is a natural raw material that can be used by the body as a source of essential minerals for all its basic needs

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    Kalya Beach

    by iblatt Written Mar 19, 2013

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    Ofrah and Sharon on Kalya Beach
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    Every tourist who comes to Israel wants to experience floating on his back in the Dead Sea, the salt-rich lake which is the lowest point on earth,396 m below sea level. Kalya Beach is popular with tourists because it is only about 35 minutes' drive from Jerusalem.
    The beach is well developed, with changing rooms ans showers, a restaurant near the entrance overlooking the beach and a bar further down on the beach (boasting to be the "lowest bar on earth"!).

    There is abundant natural black mud which you can cover your skin with and "bake" in the sun (see photos)... It's fun to watch tourists when they enter the water and see for themselves how they are floating, and to hear the excited screams in a medley of languages: English, Russian, Spanish, German and Japanese, as when I was last there.

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    Hike in the Og Canyon

    by iblatt Written Mar 14, 2013
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    This splendid short hike will take you up (or down) some dry waterfalls, stepping on metal bars inserted in the rock as ladders. This is definitely the highlight of the hike, but there are also impressive limestone walls with interesting shapes, sculpted by nature; and pleasant walking in the shady canyon protected from the scorching sun of the Judaean desert.

    Nachal Og, or "Og Canyon", is named after a thorny bush called"og"in Hebrew, or "rhus tripartita" in Latin. It starts near Mt. Scopus, in the north-east of Jerusalem, and flows into the northern part of the Dead Sea.

    The circular trail of Lower Og Canyon starts near kibbutz Almog, a few kilometers north-west of Kalya. Fron the car park there is a 4X4 road leading down into the canyon, and then you hike up the canyon and the dry waterfalls for about 45-60 minutes to a trail crossing, where you turn right to the trail leading out of the canyon and back to kibbutz Almog along the canyon rim (about 45 min). On this part of the trail there are good views of the hills and cliffs surrounding Og Canyon. The trail is well marked and signposted all along.
    Remember to take enough water with you!

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    Hike to Rosh Tzukim

    by iblatt Updated Mar 10, 2013
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    This is a medium-difficulty hike, which will take you from the Dead Sea level to the top of the cliffs marking the fault line of the Syrian African Rift. At any point along the trail there are great views towards the Dead Sea and the Ein-Fashkha (Einot-Tzukim) Nature Reserve. The views from the top are certainly a suitable reward for the climb!
    On a clear day you can clearly see the mountains of Moab on the other side of the Dead Sea, in the Kingdom of Jordan.

    The trail is well marked in black and white all the way up. The trail head is located on Route 90, exactly opposite the entrance to Ein-Fashkha (Einot-Tzukim) Nature Reserve, approximately 3 km south of kibbutz Kalya. Hikers are encouraged to register at the nature reserve entrance across the road. The hike up to Rosh Tzukim and back down takes 2-2.5 hours.

    We went on this hike in February, and the weather was pleasant around noon; however, between May and November you should take care to avoid the hot hours and do this hike as early in the morning (or late in the afternoon) as you can. Remember to take enough water with you!

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