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What a hike! What a View!

We were not fully informed or properly equipped when we set out on the journey to Mount Sinai and it was a blessing in disguise because we might have opted out. It was tiring and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Abuja, Nigeria
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Abuja, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were not fully informed or properly equipped when we set out on the journey to Mount Sinai and it was a blessing in disguise because we might have opted out. It was tiring and a bit of a struggle to get to the top but it was well worth the hike when you see the sunrise in the early... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When and if you are able, go hike Mt. Sinai. They do offer camel ride until certain point, but after that, you are on your own. Depends on your convinience, the camel ride can either hurt you or make you sleepy on the way up. The hike itself takes about an hour. Be sure to start from the bottom from... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The camel ride up was slow and barely comfortable because there were no stirrups. The next day, one would surely experience sore hamstrings. The slope to camel station mid-way was a gradual and moderate climb. A reasonably fit person would accomplish in slightly over an hour. The next 750+ steps from the camel station were steep and irregular. It may... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see if you in Sinai peninsula ( Egypt) so if in Sharmelshikh or any other resort I highly recommend it to reach the top on foot you need comfortable shoe it's 8625ft high it will take you a few hours but it worth it you have a. Couple of options ..u can climb on the afternoon and stay overnight... More 

1 Thank Eastern20
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This is an epic mountain range all what is around saint Cathrine, mount Sinai which is mostly famous as Moses mountain is considered the tallest peak after cathrina mountain but I think it is the 5th as it is 2285m, bare in mind that the town of Saint Cathrine is already 1586m. There is two way up to the mountain... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Those into religion, or history, would appreciate being present in the mountain ... It gives you a glimpse of the journey of Prophet Mousa ( Moses ) peace be upon him. Those loving nature would definitely enjoy themselves there, whether climbing the mountain or enjoying the scenery from high above ... The best time to visit is just before sunrise,... More 

3 Thank Muhammad A
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Find a Bedouin guide; take a camel trip; listen to the incredible history of this place. The mythology is deep: Moses, burning bushes, stone tablets, etc. Sacred to three religions: preserved by the early Christians, now preserved by the Muslims, part of the Jewish heritage. It's a vertical desert. How the Bedouins find water is fascinating. Go to the Bedouin... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

There's a number of ways of planning your journey to mount Sinai. My preferred itinerary is starting by visiting St Catherine's monastery then start your climb up so that you reach the top in time to see the sunset from the top and savour the spot where God spoke to Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments. You can then... More 

1 Thank Amin A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is not a trip unless you are physically fit. I thought I was, but this involves steep inclines, in the pitch dark (be sure to bring a flashlight, which I luckily had), and rocky terrain with nothing to hold on to but your guide. It is advertised to take 3 hours to the top, but I couldn't have done... More 

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Casablanca, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Started at 0100 to arrive to see the sunrise. We arrived at a number of businesses renting blankets, selling hot drinks and cola's. The sunrise was worth the journey. Be careful numerous people slid down, saw people with twisted ankles walking/limping down. A must see.

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