Mt Sinai and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab

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Price£28
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Pick up 21:00 PM
Duration 8 Hours
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Itinerary
Time
Activity
20:00
Pick up from your Dahab hotel
20:30
Meeting with a group at gas station of Dahab
20:45
Transfer to Saint Catherine city
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 Dahab
13:00
Transfer to your hotel

Full Description

Tour to Mt Sinai & St Catherine from Dahab includes pick up from your hotel, Watching the Sunrise from the holy peak of 10 commandments. The hike can be arranged from any hotel in Dahab

St Catherine tour from Dahab

St Catherine tour from Dahab as well as Mount Sinai sunrise hike can be arranged from any hotel in Dahab.This group excursion includes pick up from your hotel and transfer to the gas station where you will join a bus/van with other tourists coming from Sharm el Sheikh.

The distance from Dahab to Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai or Mount Moses is located on the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt where the prophet Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. It is 2285 meters high, the distance from Dahab to Mount Sinai is approximately 270 km, the journey takes around 3 hours. When you arrive in Saint Catherine city a break in a hotel will be offered before you start your hike.

Is it difficult to climb Mount Sinai?

A Bedouin guide will lead you to the top of the mountain. If you are not experienced enough to hike the mountain, you can hire a camel at the bottom of the monastery so it will take you up in a short period of time. But bear in mind that camels do not reach the summit of the mountain. If you want to watch the sunrise over the pick, than the last steps you will have to climb yourself. Usually it takes 2-2,5 hours to reach the summit for average traveler, the path is smooth enough to allow you comfortable and stress free climbing. Just take your speed and enjoy the surrounding views, sunrise is well seen from many points on the way.

Watching the Sunrise from Mount Sinai

Watching the sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai is one of the few things worth waking up for in the wee hours of the morning. The views from the holy peak is a breathtaking. After the sunrise we climb down the mountain to visit the monastery of St. Catherine and the burning bush

What to dress for Mount Sinai hike?

It is important to dress properly for your Mount Sinai hike. In winter the following items are a must not to catch cold as it is often the temperature drops below 0 C on the summit and snow can be observed as well:

- hat and gloves
- coat and blanket
- sportive shoes or sneakers

If you visit the Monastery of Saint Catherine after the hike you will be required to dress properly according to the religious rules of the monastery. Please, cover your knees and shoulders before entering the premises.


Includes
  • All transfers by air conditioned van / bus
  • Soft drinks or water in the car
  • Entrance fees to Saint Catherine protectorate
  • Torch
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Bedouin guide to lead you up the mountain
  • Camel ride to the top
  • Breakfast in a local restaurant
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program

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

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Excellent midnight trip to Mt Sinai
5 / 5
Jennifer , 09 Mar 2022
We had a fantastic midnight trip from Dahab to Mt Sinai and then St Catherine's monastery. Our guide Ramadan was fantastic and made the trek, he was just fantastic, friendly, patient, funny, and very helpful. Worth getting up extra early and watching the stars before sunrise. it was an incredible experience where you feel the special energy in this place and Sinai Desert in general. It is absolutely magical! You immediately start to feel a sense of calmness and peace. We would recommended Sharm Club to all our friends Thank you Sharm Club, Jennifer