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Address: , Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering, Group tours/day tour, Watching sunrise/sunset

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A memorable trip

A memorable trip,The place is very good,the climbing is hard especially at the end, it took around 5 hours to reach the top, the weather is very cold there the temperature was -10... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Alexandria, Egypt

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A memorable trip,The place is very good,the climbing is hard especially at the end, it took around 5 hours to reach the top, the weather is very cold there the temperature was -10 Celsius.The sunrise view is the best thing to see from the top.There was no moon when i climbed so it was very dark you should have a... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

climbed the north face of Mt sinai after walking there through the desert from Nuwieba, and the Blue Bus. but that is another story. march 1979. when the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt was announced on top of mt sinai, there i fasted for 3 days, finding a fresh water well, 14 eatable herbs, and no people. one of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Being a city lad and living constantly with light pollution, I don't get to see the wonders of the night sky like you do on this hike up Mount Sinai during nighttime. The stars were incredibly gorgeous during my late July hike as they are every night here in the desert. I saw many meteors when I went up. But... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It was very hard and tough for me to climb this 700 meter high mountain , otherwise it was a fantastic experience. 6 hours to go up and down through the very tiring rocky route and stairs. If you arrived at the peak at time, you will see the charming sunrise. Needs high spirit. Thanks to my one , without... More 

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First of all, would like to mention that this is a sports excursion. Secondly, pilgrimage. That is why morally and spiritually prepare yourself in advance please. Micro bus of 12 Russian speaking and 3 English speaking tourists started around 9 p.m. from Sharm El Sheikh. Drove 2 and a half hours escorting by police. 500 m before St. Catherine the... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

the mountin is not easy to climb as it take a lot of time about 6 hours going up and the end of it is rocky stairs which is very hard but the view from upstairs is amazing but e aware it is mostly very cold up the mountain the temprature was about 24 when i go there but up... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Didn't like the near 3 hour drive that's not mentioned and achmed the guide was more interested in speaking to Russians than British .be careful because it's 7km hike before the 750steps to the top ( well over 3 hours hike)

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The whole area is just so spine tingling.There is definitely a great powerful force in the desert here, you can pick up on it especially if you can be quiet and in solitude. No wonder folk have traversed into this region and areas similar for peaceful communing wit their inner self....there is a real magic about the desert, something totally... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The view is beautiful and the feeling of being in a Biblical place is awesome. However, I did not make it to the top. Went with a group that couldn't finish, but the experience was still wonderful!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have a lot more respect for Moses after cllimbing Mt. Sinai! Actually very do-able, but let's face it, you are climbing up a mountain. We were staying at a Bedouin camp in the area, and our host told us we needed a guide. We went in January when it was cooler and decided to go during the day. It... More 

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