Mount Sinai Tour from Sharm El Sheikh | Night Tour to Moses Mountain

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Pick up 20:00 PM
Duration 17 Hours
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  1. Mount Sinai
  2. Saint Catherine's Monastery
  3. Burning bush
  4. Well of Moses
  5. Golden calf

Departure from Sharm El Sheikh, transfer to the Moses Mountain.
Climbing Mount Sinai (7 km, about 3 hours) with a local guide.
Watching the sunrise on the holy peak.
Descent from the mountain.
Visit to the Monastery of St. Catherine.
Moving to Sharm El Sheikh
Transfer to your hotel

Full Description

Trip to Mount Sinai, mountain of Ten Commandments also called Moses Mountain is a lifetime memorable experience for all people. Spectacular sunrise from its holy peak will always stay in your memories, followed by visiting the monastery of St.Catherine

Mount Sinai Meaning

Mount Sinai, Jabal Mousa, Moses Mount or the Holy Peak stands 7500 feet above sea level and take between 2 hours and 3 hours walk to climb. According to Christian tradition, this is the Biblical Mount Horeb where Moses received the Tablets of the Law with the Ten Commandments.

Sharm El Sheikh to Mount Sinai

The distance from Sharm El Sheikh to Mount Sinai is about 210 KM. It take about 3 hours by car.

Mount Sinai how long to climb

We do pick up from any hotels in Sharm el Sheikh. Pick up from your hotel in Sharm el Sheikh, transfer by air conditioned van or bus to the Saint Catherine city at night will take up to 2.30 hours. Upon arrival some rest before heading for the mountain. Start to climb the mountain between 1.30 and 2.30 am to reach the holy peak before sunrise. A Bedouin boy will accompany you up to the top of the mountain. It may take up to three hours on foot or by camel to climb the mountain. If you reach the top before sunrise you will have to wait for a while to watch an unforgettable sunrise.

Climbing Mount Sinai

Climbing Mount Sinai is a quite easy, there are 2 ways up to the Mountain. First one entails climbing 3750 steps, built with rocks by pious monks, this is a short but difficult ascent. It is recommended to use this way to descend the Mountain in the morning. The second way is easier, carved by the Egyptian authorities in the 19th century is an indirect rout which can be traversed on foot or on animal back. On the top of the Mountain you will find a chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity.

St. Catherine Monastery

In the morning when you come down our guide will be waiting for you to visit the monastery of Saint Catherine where the burning bush, the church of transfiguration, Moses well, museum and the Icon gallery are situated. The monastery opens at 9.00 am till 12.00 pm every day except Sunday and Friday. After the monastery visit or before, we will have breakfast in a hotel near the Monastery.

Transfer from St Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh

At the end of the program we will have the transfer from St Catherine to Sharm El Sheikh. Estimated return time to the city is 2 pm.

  • All transfers by air conditioned van / bus
  • Small bottle of water in the car
  • Entrance fees to Saint Catherine protectorate
  • Torch
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bedouin boy to lead you up the mountain
  • Camel ride to the top
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

What to take with you
  • Passport
  • Breakfast box from your hotel reception
  • Warm clothing during winter time
  • Water

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Is there any dress code for Mount Sinai tour?

For Mount Sinai night tour especially in winter, warm clothes, hat, gloves and jackets are a must.


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Jeroen Ethan Mahieu , 10 Jul 2019
Ok, where do I start. This is my 4th time and I know exactly why.... This is breathtaking, magic tour. I always take the trip to climb the mountain at night ( so you dont see how high you actually will go). This place is magic.. you start at St Catherine's monastery and walk op the mountain..(remember to take a torch, water and blanket or jacket. If you have not you can buy it or rent with the Bedouin people who live up the mountain) at 1st you are paralysed by the beauty of its surrounding( check that you have not a lot of moonlight), the sky is really spattered with bright stars, constellations, on a good night you can see a swirl of the milky stop at certain points with your guide (small groups, mine was 10p and perfect) where the Bedouin people offer you tea, coffee (have the one with cardamom)or chocolates at reasonable prices. Ok the last bit a bit heavy as we are now at the last point where you climb 750 steps.. Now I'm 43 and the oldest person in the group was 68 we are both smokers and managed (huffing and puffing) to get there where you are welcomed by the most amazing vieuw. You are now on the roof of Egypt.. 2nd highest point with its 2285m and prominence of 332m. Here you'll need your blanket or jacket as the wind is cold...(you can get these at the stop just b4 the 750 steps at $3, dont pack to much with you as you need to carry it all the way up). Sit on the edge of the mountain just b4 the church and wait for...... A BREATHTAKING SUNRISE you won't see many of in your life.!! This is where you'll feel indeed that you are on HOLY land. That yes it's very possible MOSES recieved the 10 commandment HERE. enjoy this moment..its one you'll never forget. Ok then have a look a the church and the Mosk. Decend with your guide back down the 750 steps (a lot easier on way down, keep this in mind for the next step) From here you have the option to get back the same way or.... YES more STEPS (3000) an other way. I always opted for this one as it's the most beautifull one and you are going down and see a lot more...(Ismael church. The well, change to make a wish at 2nd arch, etc)..... it's easier then it looks.... after a good 1h30 of decending through gorgeous canyons you see St Catherine's monastery where you will be able to see the burning Bush, meet with the monks and have a look inside the monastery... AWESOME...(not always everything is open but if you can,library is a must!).... Breakfast at monastery and back to hotel. You feel revived, recharged and dont forget that if you see sunset or sunrise on Moses mountain you are absolved from your sins... Now if that's not a bonus I dont know....

Published: 12 Dec 2018 Last update: 13 Jun 2023