HaMakhtesh HaGadol is a big crater located in Israel's Negev desert. It measures 5 x 10 km.
Only high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. This route is not suitable for normal cars. It’s a real challenging road and a true test of your vehicle and your stamina because the road abounds in twists and turns with wheels sometimes hanging above the precipice.
If you dare to take the risk and travel along this dusty and bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. Also known as Makhtesh Hatira, the road to the crater is a thrilling off road track, originally opened up by an Israeli commando unit. The views are breathtaking.
Pic&Video: Gal Wietzman