|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|
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 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.
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 traveller, 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.
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.