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

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Mount Sinai night excursion from Sharm el Sheikh

Price 23

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Pick up 20:00 PM
Duration 17.0 Hours
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Highlights
  1. Jabal Mousai
  2. Monastery of St Catherine
  3. St Catherine's Monastery Transfiguration
  4. St Catherine's monastery library
  5. Burning bush

Itinerary
Time Activity
20:00 Departure from Sharm El Sheikh, transfer to the Moses Mountain.
03:00 Climbing Mount Sinai (7 km, about 3 hours) with a local guide.
06:00 Meeting of dawn on the mountain pick.
06:30 Descent from the mountain.
07:30 Breakfast at a local hotel.
09:00 Visit to the Monastery of St. Catherine.
11:00 Moving to Sharm El Sheikh
13:00 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.

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Includes
  • All transfers by air conditioned van / bus
  • Breakfast in a local restaurant
  • Soft drinks or water in the car
  • Entrance fees to Saint Catherine protectorate
  • Torch
  • Professional 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

St Catherine Monastery and the Burning bush excursion
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FAQs

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