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Mount Sinai + St. Katherine Monastery
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2-DAY GEBEL MUSA ASCENT BY SUNSET
Mount Sinai unique experience in Sinai by the sunset!
DAILY DEPARTURE FROM ANY SINAI CITY, YEAR ROUND
Hiking

Price $165

Egypt Sinai St. Catherine Gebel Musa by sunset

Unlike the traditional tour to Mount Sinai with sunrise climb, this walking trip takes you on a two day hike up and around Mt. Sinai, towards the backside’s 'valley of the forty martyrs' -Wadi El Arbaein. A great opportunity to explore the region on foot and enjoy some breathtaking panoramic vistas and overwhelming sunsets away from the morning's crowds that are more of a distraction than an 'experience'.

Mount Sinai, Mount Moses, Gebel Musa or 'The Holy Peak' as named by the monks, stands 2500m above sea level, the summit a 2-3 hour walk from the Monastery at its foot. According to Christian tradition, this is the biblical Mount Horeb where Moses received the Tablets of the Law within the Ten Commandments. Lies in the very heart of Sinai, Mt. Sinai, the Mount Horeb of the Old Testament, is holy ground to the three monotheistic faiths and along with the St. Catherine’s monastery, has become a major stop on Egypt’s tourist track.

Gebel Musa 'Mount Sinai'
St. Katherine's Monastery
Accommodation in a Bedouin guesthouse
Private tour exclusive for your party
Local escort / guide during the tour
Meals and soft drinks included

ITINERARY / SCHEDULE DETAILS

Day 1: You'll start from St. Catherine mid-morning and take the hour and a half walk to hyrax garden. On this undulating path, we pass a Bedouin wishing rock, the Rock of Moses with its small chapel, and the monastery of the forty martyrs with its beautiful olive groves. Arrived at the garden we will be served a typical meal of flat bread, salad and dips. We will relax in the garden to rest your legs before beginning the 2 hr ascent towards the summit of Mt. Sinai. The top offers stunning views. From the church or the mosque, or the boulder of your choice, sit down and watch as the colors change every few minutes with the sinking sun. As night falls, you'll walk down through Farsh Elias (Elijah's Basin), a basin right below the summit, on to Mt. Sina Ecolodge, your place to spend the night.

Day 2: The next morning you'll wake up in the shadow of the nearby Gebel Mous, have a nice breakfast before heading off to St. Katherine’s Monastery, its chapel and its museum full of priceless Greek orthodox icons and ancient manuscripts. A short optional entry to the 'Visitors Centre' will take place afterwards. On the walk back to the village we can stop by Aaron’s tomb, towering above a Bedouin cemetery. With the late breakfast served at the Bedouin Camp of Sheikh Mousa's family at St. Catherine village, you will come to the end of this great experience. From here, you may like to arrange for a village tour, a visit to the local handicraft center and a herbal mountain garden, can all be done.


Please note the exact sequence of sightseeing and sites visited may be altered to suit local conditions, weather or other circumstances beyond our control. All included visits will be operated where possible.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

• Wear good shoes. Sun protection, hat and sun glasses are useful in the heavy sunlight
• Take a bottle of water with you for the walk
• This tour supposes a physical effort. A little climbing through the canyon is involved
• Some meals are freshly prepared and cooked on the open fire.


GREAT REASONS TO GO

• Explore the stunning canyons of the Sinai's interior on foot and by 4WD
• Visit a real Bedouin oasis
• Lunch and all transport included; suitable for the active walker


CHECK AVAILABILITY FOR THIS TOUR
Trip date

Nubmer of participants
Adult 12+ years
Child 2-12 years
Infant -2 years
Starting from
Sharm El Sheikh
Dahab
Nuweiba
St. Catherine
Personal information
Your nationality
Your name
Your email address
Your contact phone (optional)
Any questions or special requests
By submitting your booking inquiry, you confirm you've read the tour's details and agree to our booking terms and conditions
ESSENTIAL INFO
Trip duration: 2 days / 1 night
Age restrictions: Min. 10 years
Departures: Daily, year round
Tours customizable: No

PRICE DETAILS
Trip price: US$ 165 per person,
Based on minimum 2 people,
Start/end Dahab or St. Catherine village

Supplement for other cities pickup apply

TRIP DIFFICULTY RATING
Moderate (grade 3 of 5): Average altitude 2000m and 2-3 hours walking a day with high elevations. You need to be in good health and reasonably fit. Previous trekking experience is desirable but not essential if you are confident of your physical condition.

DRESS CODE / WHAT TO BRING
Daypac for carrying personal items
Sleeping bag, camping mat
Flashlight
Loose layered clothing
Walking shoes or boots
Extra pair socks
Head cover, scarf / hat, sun glasses
Sun cream / protection
Extra batteries for your camera / phone
Small snacks / energy bar for the hike
Personal toiletries, hand sanitizer
Your passport / ID.

 

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