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Address: Saint Catherine, Egypt
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Epic views and peaceful landscapes

This is an epic mountain range all what is around saint Cathrine, mount Sinai which is mostly famous as Moses mountain is considered the tallest peak after cathrina mountain but I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an epic mountain range all what is around saint Cathrine, mount Sinai which is mostly famous as Moses mountain is considered the tallest peak after cathrina mountain but I think it is the 5th as it is 2285m, bare in mind that the town of Saint Cathrine is already 1586m. There is two way up to the mountain... More 

1 Thank Ibrahim E
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Those into religion, or history, would appreciate being present in the mountain ... It gives you a glimpse of the journey of Prophet Mousa ( Moses ) peace be upon him. Those loving nature would definitely enjoy themselves there, whether climbing the mountain or enjoying the scenery from high above ... The best time to visit is just before sunrise,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Find a Bedouin guide; take a camel trip; listen to the incredible history of this place. The mythology is deep: Moses, burning bushes, stone tablets, etc. Sacred to three religions: preserved by the early Christians, now preserved by the Muslims, part of the Jewish heritage. It's a vertical desert. How the Bedouins find water is fascinating. Go to the Bedouin... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

There's a number of ways of planning your journey to mount Sinai. My preferred itinerary is starting by visiting St Catherine's monastery then start your climb up so that you reach the top in time to see the sunset from the top and savour the spot where God spoke to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments. You can then... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

This is not a trip unless you are physically fit. I thought I was, but this involves steep inclines, in the pitch dark (be sure to bring a flashlight, which I luckily had), and rocky terrain with nothing to hold on to but your guide. It is advertised to take 3 hours to the top, but I couldn't have done... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Started at 0100 to arrive to see the sunrise. We arrived at a number of businesses renting blankets, selling hot drinks and cola's. The sunrise was worth the journey. Be careful numerous people slid down, saw people with twisted ankles walking/limping down. A must see.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Although It's bit hard hike to ascend and descend the mountain, It's really worth it. I had a peaceful mind throughout the night while ascending the mountain with a nice sky full of starts away from the noise. Also, the sunrise on the summit of Moses mountain is really amazing. The mountains are beautiful.

Thank Mina G
Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Take care and watch your steps take it overnight wear light clothes and take a heavy jacket do it only in winter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

You think you are fit until you hike Mt. Sinai. The hike was amazingly beautiful and breathtaking. Make sure you have a good guide with you. Ours was Ahmed, he was very friendly, knowledgeable. And make sure to bring warm jacket. It was quite cold on the top. We went to catch the sunset. There were only four people on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

you can't go to sinai and miss watching the sunrise from the summitry of sinai mountain. It's a long trip up about 6 kilometres walking then 750 stairs step to climb but believe me it's worth it. You have to take heavy clothe with u as it's very cold up there, even in winter it snows but don't worry u... More 

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