Mount Sinai and St. Catherine Monastery From Sharm El Sheikh The best religious trips Watch 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 (2,285-mt.) 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 round-trip transport from Sharm el Sheikh, this is a great way to experience Mount Sinai and St. Catherine even if you have limited time in Egypt.
You will picked up from your hotel around 20:00 o’clock and drive approximately 3 hours, 220 km to Moses Mountain and St. Catherine to climb Mount Sinai and visit the Greek Orthodox St. Catherine’s Monastery.
Mount Sinai and St. Catherine Monastery trip ,You will start your journey by climbing Moses Mountain at 1:00 am and the descent will be at 7:00 am. You will be able to witness the sunset from the top of Moses Mountain.
We will provide you a torch; we also recommend a Sensible and comfortable walking shoes.
Some warm clothes will be needed when you get to the summit in winter you will need lots of warm clothes.
You can go two thirds of the way up the mountain by camel, but the last third must be done by foot “700 steps”.
Mount Sinai is one of the highest points in Egypt around 2,285 meters above sea level to enjoy amazing view of Sun rising over the magnificent Mountains around.
There are also a few tea and snack stops on the way. “Optional”.
After descending from Mount Sinai, breakfast is done in the monastery’s restaurant or a restaurant next to the monastery.
Then visit St. Catherine Monastery.
Then visit St. Catherine Monastery opens at 8:45 am – 11:45 am, except Fridays and Sundays and during Coptic religious holidays).
It is an Orthodox Greek Monastery, within its amazing walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures.one of its treasures is the St. Catherine’s Museum where there are icons attributed to the painter Angelo’s, one of the most famous artists of the 15th century, or to his peers. In addition to all six icons by Michael Damaskenos which are considered among the most important works of the Cretan School of the 16th century
About 11:00 am, you will drop back to your hotel at Sharm El Sheikh to arrive around 14:00 o’cl