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

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Oh what a trip

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Sally M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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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 3 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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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 9 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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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went to Mount Sinai in the evening to reach the top in time for a breath-taking sunrise. We paid about £50 for two of us to be picked up and taken to Mount Sinai, a guide took us up and brought us back down and then we were dropped off back at our hotel. However, half way up I had... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We all know of Mt. Sinai. Do the climb a little before sunset and enjoy the sunset on the top. That makes the walk down a little crazy, but take a flashlight and all is good. DO NOT HIRE A GUIDE--WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY. I did the climb with friends on December 22nd. The moon was full at sunset.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I think this was the best trip I done whilst in Egypt. It's a unique experience climbing a mountain through the night and the sunrise is beautiful. It also gives you a great insight into the culture of the Bedouin people.

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Address: Saint Catherine, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Red Sea and Sinai  >  Saint Catherine

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