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Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine

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Take the trek up Mount Sinai, said to be the peak on which Moses spoke to God and received the Ten Commandments. The 2,285 m (7,497 ft) mountain has two routes: most visitors prefer to take the easier Camel Path on the way up, and descend via the challenging 3,750 Steps of Penitence. A small chapel on the top and a World Heritage-listed monastery at the foot of the mountain mark this out as a place of pilgrimage, while the barren, rocky landscape has an evocative, reverential atmosphere all its own. Put Mount Sinai into our Saint Catherine tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint Catherine.
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  • Great trekking in in the afternoon to get to the peak at 15:00 hrs, still 1,5 hrs before the saun set. Great! 
    Great trekking in in the afternoon to get to the peak at 15:00 hrs, still 1,5 hrs before the saun set. Great!  more »
  • We took the camels up and then walked the 750 steps up for the last part. it was spiritual and historic. We chose to go in the morning not the overnight where you climb in darkness. At sunrise there.....  more
    We took the camels up and then walked the 750 steps up for the last part. it was spiritual and historic. We chose to go in the morning not the overnight where you climb in darkness. At sunrise there.....  more »
  • I loved this night camping at St. Catherine's and taking time to meditate. You can feel the energy vibrating throughout this place and the scenery is stunning. The hike can be challenging if you are.....  more
    I loved this night camping at St. Catherine's and taking time to meditate. You can feel the energy vibrating throughout this place and the scenery is stunning. The hike can be challenging if you are.....  more »
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  • Should be labeled more clearly for such an iconic location but this is what comes up when search for Mt Sinai. The Mt Sinai Greek Orthodox Chapel is the correct location of the top of the mountain so will review that also to hopefully make it more prominent in search results. This was a wonderful trip!! We did not want to do the all night hike with tour groups out of Sharm so we hired our own taxi and spent the night in St Catherine. Wonderful!!
  • One word - magical! Stunning sky with crystal clear stars during night trekking and a mesmerizing sunrise. I found it little challenging due to lack of rest and intense travel, and took around 2 hours with multiple rests, but doable in 1.5 hours if you have decent fitness level and rested. Plan so that you definitely reach the top by 4/4:30 AM and get a good place and rest.
  • I visited Mount Sinai in December 2019. I started the hike after midnight to arrive at the mountaintop a few hours before the sunrise to secure a good spot for the sunrise view. As the first light pierced through the darkness, the layers of mountains shrouded in the mist emerged in front of me. The perfectly round sun disc appeared moments later, making it the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen in my entire life. The mountainous landscape around Mount Sinai was also very unique and exotic. It was definitely one of the most memorable trips I experienced.
  • From Cairo I have travelled to Jabal Mousa which is 400+ KMS. On the way it's heavily guarded and need to cross many police and army check points. This is delayed our travel about 2+ hrs. To the Jabal Mousa, I hiked on the Camel. It's about 2:30 hrs travel to the camel station. Another 1:30 hrs on the foot to the hill top. There is a church and Mosque. Throughout the hiking, many tea shops where you can take some rest. Teas and snacks are super expensive Early morning sunrise would bring the joy. Mountain Thajalli is the place where God reveal his light to Prophet Mousa. Blessed to have a visit to the Mountain
  • Night trip on this mountain is very good option, amazing view, and great atmosphere

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