Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in Red Sea and Sinai
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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  • I just came back from this memorable spiritual experience. There are many people saying hiking Sinai is difficult, some say it is easy and my personal experience tells me that you can do it as long as...  more »
  • The monastery of St. Catherine is impressive, and the coexistence of Bedouin Muslims with the monks of this ancient building, as well as the minaret adjacent to the bell tower!
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  • Our group decided to hike a little earlier as we went with a group of both young and older people and so we figured we would take a longer time to reach the top. However, our guide allowed us to go ah...  more »
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