Watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Sinai on a hiking trip from Sharm el-Sheikh to one of Egypt’s highest mountains. You’ll climb the 7,497-foot (2,285-m) peak in the predawn darkness, see first light illuminate the mountaintop chapel and mosque, then descend to the 6th-century Monastery of St. Catherine, built where Moses is believed to have seen the Burning Bush.
With a round-trip transfer from Sharm el-Sheikh, this is a great way to experience Mount Sinai, where Moses received the Ten Commandments, and St. Catherine Monastery, even if you have limited time in Egypt. Hike to the summit of Mount Sinai. Leave in the dark to catch sunrise at the mountain. Visit the oldest continually-operating monastery in the world. See centuries-old Christian art and relics.
What to bring:
• dry rations
• money for personal expenses
• sports shoes, warm and practical clothes
• sunglasses, sunscreen
• headdress, headscarf for women on the territory of the monastery