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by car

Desert Ashram is located in the settlement "Shitim" on route 40, about 70 kilometers south of Mizpe Ramon.

By bus

Take bus number 392 from Beer Sheva to Eilat. The stop that you need is called "Shitim" on route 40. The bus stop is very close to the Ashram entrance. Keep in mind to check for bus availability during holiday times especially.

On the train

You can take a train to Beer Sheva and from Beer Sheva take bus number 392 to Eilat.


We have a hitchhiker's group, for those offering a ride and those needing one. This is the link. Good luck.

Mattress/sleeping bag/blanket (it can get cold at night!)

The most important thing-come as you are.

Small gas stove - lighting a fire is strictly prohibited
Glass items - we are sorry but this is the law
Drugs - Drugs in the ashram are prohibited, including cannabis
Animals - We know that it is difficult for you to leave the dog at home, but unfortunately there is no entrance for animals
Meat and fish - the ashram is a vegetarian village, please respect the rules of the place (yes also tuna)

There are many possibilities!

First of all there is the kitchen of the ashram. We are happy to cook and serve our guests nutritious and delicious food. Ashram has a kitchen with chefs who specialize in cooking vegetarian and vegan meals. The price of a meal from the kitchen is NIS 45.

Besides the kitchen there is the food Court! A variety of food and beverage with various types of food such as home made pizza, vegetarian shawarma, salads and vegetarian hamburgers.

Next to the food court you will find the bar which sells alcohol and soft drinks, and also the juice bar which sells refreshing fruit shakes.

Next to all of those there's the chai shop, where you can buy chai, coffee, tea and home made cakes.

If you're vegan - most meals in the Ashram are vegan, you will definitely have something to eat.

The Ashram is not a Kosher place.

Designated camping areas will be set up in the premises of the ashram and in the desert.

It is your responsibility to bring a shade, tent, mattress, mat, backpack or anything else that will make your stay here comfortable and pleasant.

We are renting mattresses at a price of 15 ILS a night + a deposit of 50 ILS .

If you want to be super cozy we have air-conditioned guest rooms that can be rented with an additional cost.

During the festival there are parties until the late hours of the night, so keep in mind that there will be noisy nights.

Something about electricity - those who pay for a room are entitled to the electricity in the room. However you sleep in camping, you do not have private electricity. Please do not connect electricity cable to rooms or electrical cabinets, because then we will take your cables and we do not like to do that.

If you need to charge your phone - there will be a phone charging station that you can use.

A large number of toilets and showers are scattered throughout the ashram with plenty of hot water!

There are also separate male and female showers and toilets :)

Please save water. We are in the heart of the desert :)

We create for you 5 days full of content with diverse worlds, including a huge variety of workshops that will take place around the clock throughout the festival with the best facilitators in the country.

You can find information about the workshops on the website and the Zorba newspaper you will receive when you arrive at the festival.

The Zorba Festival will have colorful and charming shops with lots of beautiful cool products that you won't see anywhere else. To view the shops from the previous festival click here
There will be an ATM in the festival.

A selection of pampering treatments will wait for you in the therapy space.

We invite you to devote yourself to touch and give your body a luxurious gift.

The space will be active throughout the festival from 10:00 to 22:00.

Let's keep the Ashram and the desert clean!

Please don't leave garbage after you, and don't throw anything on the ground that doesn't belong to the ground.

Cigarette butts go to the bin / ashtray (Mother Earth is not an ashtray).

The Ashram has a cleaning crew that will happily give you garbage bags. Take a garbage bag in the beginning of the festival and keep your garbage in it.

There are special bins for plastic/glass bottles and tin cans. Please help us separate waste.

Most of the food is served with regular dishes, not with plastic dishes. Please wash the dishes after eating at the dishwasher station. We care about the environment and we want to minimize as much as possible plastic tools.

The Zorba Festival is perfect for children!

Just for them, we created "The Children's World," a space where special workshops are held for children with a variety of facilitators with experience working with children.

The price of the ticket for children: up to two years is free.

Ages 3-12 pay half price, and ages 13 and up pay full price.

Ages 21 and below must be with their parents to enter the festival.

The ticket to the festival is for all days of the festival. There is no ticket for some days.

If you purchased a ticket and want to cancel it:

The cancellation policy (which you agreed with the buying of the ticket) means you have 14 days to cancel your ticket and receive a credit. If 14 days have elapsed from the date of your purchase, you can not cancel the ticket. In addition, it is not possible to cancel a ticket purchased a week before the festival.
Canceling a ticket has a toll of 5% of the ticket price.

The festival will start on Sunday 06/10/2020 at 16:00 and end on Thursday 10/10/2020 at 16:00.

If you want to come to Ashram before the festival day you can come the evening before the festival for free.

If you want to come even before, you can do so if you give a hand in the setting up of the festival and joining our La'AZorba program. That means working six hours a day and receive free food.

If you are so in love with your life at the festival and it is hard for you to leave the Ashram (a very common phenomenon) we would be happy if you stay with us in the Ashram with theWOMP program, the Ashram work and meditation program. If WOMP program is not suitable for you, you will have to pay to stay in the ashram.