The tour to Mount Moses from Sharm el Sheikh, or as Mount Sinai is called, is one of the most famous sacred religious journeys in Egypt.
This is the place where Moses received from God the Tablets of the Ten Commandments.
This biblical event and Moses, have been mentioned throughout the religious structures of the church.
The tour to Mount Sinai is not only a religious journey of devotion and faith, but it is also an overnight adventure to watch the sunrise and see the picturesque mountains and desert of Sinai from the top of Mount Moses and then go to visit one of the oldest monasteries in the world.
The Mount Sinai tour starts in the evening, after dinner from the hotel in Sharm El Sheikh, our local private guide will pick you up in a modern air-conditioned bus.
The time to reach St. Catherine’s Monastery area is about 3 hours.
Once we reach the foot of the mountain, we will climb thanks to the Bedouin guide who will lead us throughout the climb and take us to its summit to watch the sunrise. In fact, Mount Sinai is the highest peak in Egypt and with its spectacular 2285 meters above sea level, it offers the spectacle of the sun rising from the mountains truly unique, unparalleled and very beautiful contact with nature.
Early in the morning, we will go down to visit St. Catherine’s Monastery, which is the oldest Christian monastery built in 550. Here you will see the Holy Burning Bush tree, chapel, well, library and a vast collection of artifacts, icons and historical manuscripts.
This amazing experience will be etched with wonder in your minds.
You will need to be reasonably fit and prepared to participate; we will provide you with a flashlight, not suitable for children and adult clients unable to hike.
Finally, after an exhausting journey, but full of excitement and adventure, we will return back to the city of Sharm El Sheikh around two o’clock in the afternoon.
It is also possible to travel to Mount Sinai by day, to climb the mountain and watch the sunset from the top of Mount Moses.
Our agency is also able to provide this second excursion, depending on the timing and needs of the client, reserving a private tour.
When visiting Mount Sinai, it is important to dress appropriately for the climate and cultural expectations. Here are some tips on what to wear:
- Modest Clothing
- Comfortable Shoes
- Warm Layers
- Scarf or Head Covering
The most popular route to climb Mount Sinai starts from the St. Catherine Monastery and typically takes around 2.5 to 3 hours to reach the summit. This route is about 7 kilometers long and has a steep incline in some sections, so it can be quite challenging for some visitors.
The distance between Sharm el Sheikh and Mount Sinai is approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles). The journey from Sharm el Sheikh to Mount Sinai can take anywhere from 2.5 to 4 hours depending on the mode of transportation
There are several ways to get from Sharm el Sheikh to Mount Sinai:
- Private Car or Taxi: You can hire a private car or taxi from Sharm el Sheikh to Mount Sinai.
- Guided Tour: Many tour companies offer guided tours from Sharm el Sheikh to Mount Sinai, which often include transportation, a visits
The closest city to Mount Sinai is the town of Saint Catherine, located at the base of the mountain. Saint Catherine is home to the famous St. Catherine's Monastery, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest working monasteries in the world.
It is generally not hard to get into Mount Sinai, as it is open to visitors of all ages and fitness levels. However, visitors should be aware that the climb to the summit can be strenuous, and they should be prepared for the physical exertion required.
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