Who goes on KSA trips?
Positive and easy going people who like to hike and are Shomer Shabbat and Kashrut.
Which trip is best for me?
The Young Professionals trip is primarily for post college people, both singles and couples.
The Adventurer’s trip is primarily for mature singles and couples.
What is the level of hiking?
Every morning starts with a group hike at a moderate pace and level of challenge.
To avoid the steep climbs we take cable cars up to 1000-2000 meters and then walk across the mountain ridges.
What other activities options are there in Chamonix:
After lunch you can choose a challenging group hike or take the cable car down to the village center.
In the village center you can choose from a swim, gym workout, cycling, golf, a walk along the river, shopping, or a visit to the crystal and alpine museum. You can also go back to home base for sauna or soak in the hot tub.
For those that dare there is also para-gliding in the Alps!
On the last day we go rafting or canyoning together!
What other activities options are there in the Dolomites:
In nearby Cortina D’Ampezzio the Sports Centre has a large, indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, and ice skating. Additional fun can be had shopping and strolling through the town. At the Dolomites Bayit, we will play volleyball, ping-pong, relax to music or walk leisurely along the valley stream and in the forest. Paddle-boating at nearby Lake Misurina, and bicycling on the Auronzo trail, are just some of the additional, optional activities available during free time in afternnons or evenings.
What happens on Shabbat?
Shabbat is a balance between inspiring Tefila, lively group meals with singing and Divrei Torah and quiet time for rest, hanging out and relaxing country walks. All participants are invited to give Divrei Torah, share an inspirational story or tune.
There will also be optional shiurim and group learning on a variety of current topics, which can be catered to your interests.
What is the nature of Tefilah on KSA?
There is daily group Shacharit, Mincha and Maariv -with a minyan, when there are ten men. Participation is by choice. We bring a Sefer Torah from Israel.
What is the level of Kashrut?
Rav Dani is the Mara D’Atra of Kosher Summer Adventures. He is a Mushmach of RIETS-YU.
The Meat is Glatt. There is no Chalav Yisrael.
Regarding processed foods we follow the kosher list published by the French Bet Din. We buy locally all fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk, baguettes and fresh fish.
Safety and Insurance
We only hike on approved trails. There is no extreme hiking or extreme sports.
Everyone is required to have basic travelers/medical insurance. Additional special insurance must be purchased if one anticipates joining the group for rafting or canyoning.
The Accommodations are a balance between modern comfort and an authentic alpine atmosphere. Wooden chalets, lofting roofs, wood burning fireplaces, steaming hot showers, gardens and patios with incredible views. Fully equipped kitchens, microwaves, washing machine and dryer, flat screen TV for watching the game with a cool brew.
Please check out the pictures of the accommodati. ons at the gallery.
Food and the Group Experience
After a long hike we come back to a delicious, hearty meal including soup, meat or fish with a variety of a veggies and carbs.
As we start our itinerary early and are out all day, we stock your chalet with both breakfast and lunch foods for you to prepare and enjoy.
Thursday night we crank up the music and bake challahs and Shabbat desserts together.
Part of the group experience is helping out. Each person signs up to help out with one dinner during the trip, which entails setting the table and general clean up.
What does the price include?
All entrance fees, the cable car multi pass which also includes a discount at the sport center and museums, all local bus and train rides, the chalet accommodations, all your meals and snacks, laundry, sauna and hot tub.
The fee doesn’t include flights, airport transfer, travel insurance and additional optional activities.