Mt Sinai and St Catherine Monastery Tour from Dahab

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Duration 16.0 Hours
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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

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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

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 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.

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.

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  • All transfers by air conditioned van / bus
  • 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
  • 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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