New Trip Dates:
August 23-30, 2021.
Mind-blowing views of French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Hiking near glaciers, around Alpine lakes, and through the majestic mountain passes.
There is a part of us that desires to be surrounded by nature, totally immersed in her majesty and grandeur.
A longing to lift up our eyes and to see mountains upon mountains filling our view with only lakes and canyons to separate them.
Kosher Summer Adventures believes that these desires are the voice of our inner being telling us how inspired and fulfilled we feel when we enter into remote nature.
Therefore, Kosher Summer Adventures is thrilled beyond words to make the Grandeur of the Alps accessible to the Kosher hiker!
Hiking Trips in the Alps present logistical challenges for the Kosher + Shomer-Shabbat hiker.
At KSA we see this as an opportunity to make sure there is a Glatt Kosher, Daily Minyan with a Sefer Torah and Shomer Shabbat, Adventurous, Exciting and Inspiring hiking trip in the peaks, lakes and valleys of the French Alps.
During this Total Immersion trip
Kosher Summer Adventures will be offering you:
- Levels of walking/hiking
- Fresh, healthy Glatt Kosher meals cooked by the KSA cook.
Hearty soups, plenty of salads, cooked vegetable dishes, fresh fish, and low on the carbs with chicken on Shabbat.
- The opportunity to recapture childhood fun with River Rafting (river level 2-3)
- Group bonding through Challah preparation and around the table dinner discussions.
KSA Tentative Itinerary: Exciting Chamonix 2021
Monday: The Dream begins with getting to know Chamonix
The KSA bus will pick you up at Geneva airport. Our KSA Rep will be at the the Information Point in Arrivals to gather everyone and bring them to the KSA bus. Chalets will be available at 16:00.
Dinner and Orientation Mincha and Maariv followed by Campfire
Tuesday: Le Tour
Return for Dinner
Evening Program “Conquering the Aiguille du Midi”
Dialogue with F. Seaton, a seasoned Mountain Guide
Wednesday:”Fill your mind and heart with Inspiring Alpine views“
Morning: On a scenic gorge and waterfall walk, we hear the might of the waters crashing down against the rocks, we feel the spray on our faces as we cross the bridges over the falls.
Afternoon: On your way to the Terraces of Mont Brevent!
Hikers: Lac Blanc Adventure Hike
Thursday: The Mer de Glace and Rafting on the L’Arve River
Montenvers Panoramic tramway to the Mer de Glace and Glacorium. Ice Caves. Picnic Lunch on the Deck!
Evening: Group Challah Making and Evening Nordic Surprise!
Friday: Top of the World: Stand on the second highest mountain in Europe, the Aiguille Du Midi!
Walk to Lac Bleu and Picnic
Afternoon: Free Time strolling and Exploring Chamonix
Ushering in the Shabbat:
Prepare for Shabbat, Hadlakat Nerot, Tefilla, Seudat Shabbat
Optional Tisch: Niggunim and Stories, Divrei Torah
(Picture taken before Shabbat)
Spend Shabbat relaxing and under the Inspirational view of Mount Blanc!
Tefilla, Kiddush and Optional Guided Chavruta, Seudat Shabbat+ Menucha
Ted style talks by KSA participants , and
Shabbat Afternoon Walk along the river and round Lac de Gaillands
*Mincha and Seuda Shelishit *Maariv and Havdalah
Sunday: Am Yisrael Chai!!
Morning: Follow the steps of the Jews as they escaped Occupied France into Switzerland!
Return to Chamonix for last minute souvenir shopping
Afternoon: Group Challenge
Farewell dinner & campfire with participants sharing stories and memories
Monday: Farewell and
Hold on to the Dream!
Time to exchange contact info, share a goodbye and have one last longing look at the wondrous snow capped mountain tops. See you next year at koshersummeradventures.com
*Early Breakfast with optional lunch preparation
Due to different flights and participants’ departure times, you will be making your own shuttle arrangements back to the Geneva airport. To book a shuttle go to alpybus.com and follow the instructions. You can do this approximately two weeks before the trip.
8:30 Latest checkout to depart for Geneva airport.
Additional Optional Activities :
- Swimming /Workout at Sports Centre
- Indoor Tennis and Squash
- Skating Rink
- Alpine and Crystal Museum
- Spa at Deep Nature Spa
Accommodations in Chamonix
The main KSA “Bayit” – Chalet des Jumelles, as well as additional apartments and hotel rooms for our participants, are all in the Les Pecles neighborhood, and all are within a 5-7 minutes walk of each other.
For price & further details, enter your contact information below, and we will gladly be in contact with you shortly. For a one-on-one conversation with Josh at KSA, call 972-584259191.