Private Mt Sinai and St Catherine Monastery Night Hiking Tour

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From $156.79

4 reviews   (5.00)

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Start hiking up Mount Moses at night, to reach the summit at sunrise. Watch the sun rise from the same spot Moses is said to have received the 10 commandments.
Visit the smallest and oldest dioceses in the world, which stands on the highest valley on the Sinai Peninsula at 2,642 m. This working monastery is still home to several monks. Included is a guided tour of the monastery, the burning bush and the idols and icons of worship.

What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Entrance Fees

What's Not Included

Optional Tipping

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

St. Catherine's Monastery
The oldest Christian monastery in the world. The Monastery was built in 337 AD at the place where “God spoke” to all the people the words of the covenant, that is Ten Commandments received by Prophet Moses. The empress of Byzantium Elena, ordered a chapel be established for the pilgrimage of Christians. Emperor Justinian further enlarged the monastery. The Saint Catherine’s Monastery and the Burning Bush began to gain world fame. The monastery was not plundered nor attacked and strands today as a subordinate to the Jerusalem Church. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the fact that the monastery of St. Catherine is the smallest diocese in the world. While this is the oldest monastery of the Christian world, which works in our time. The rich history of the monastery has a huge number of icons, ancient manuscripts, priceless of its kind.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Mount Sinai
Tourists and pilgrims are trying to get to the top of Mount Sinai early in the morning to meet the sunrise, to see from the height, how the sun rises on the horizon and penetrates the clouds. This is an amazing sight that everyone should see once. Therefore, travellers begin their journey in the evening, as the road can take up to 4-5 hours. For an additional fee, we can accommodate local Bedouins and climb Mount Sinai by camel. Tired of traveling, you can refresh yourself with fresh tea and aromatic coffee on the top of a mountain in an old abandoned chapel. There Bedouins sell souvenirs. Christian while making their pilgrimage to the mountain, try to conquer Sinai on foot. Since following religious tradition, this ascent clears them, ennobles the soul and body.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included


A unique experience
ScottL1970-3, 16-06-2022
We booked this trip at very short notice. The team keep us informed of what we needed to take with us and pick up times and arrived promptly at our hotel in Sharm El Sheik at 9:15 pm. The drive took around 2.5 hours, but would have taken far longer if it wasn’t for our driver’s rapport with the guards at the check points throughout the journey.

We arrived at the car park at the base of Mount Sinai and after some good natured selling attempts by the local merchants we ended up buying torches for 1 USD each. Although we were walking during a full moon it was still useful at times. We were introduced to our local guide, Ahmed, who was taking us to the summit.

The walk is on mixed path from concrete, to sandy and finally rock. Trainers were fine to wear (some people do this walk in sandals and one group did it in heels apparently). We went on a Tuesday night and it was quiet which made far an enjoyable walk sometimes watching the stars in silence. We got out of breath in places, but Ahmed ensured there were plenty of rest stops.

After about 2.5 hours of waking we reached the top and had sometime to wait for sunrise. We did the climb in June and it was about 15 centigrade, so take something warm to wear.

Sunrise was a special experience. Thankfully it was relatively quite at the summit - I could imagine your experience could be spoiled if it was really busy.

We were leaving Egypt that day, so skipped the St Catherine tour and headed back.

All in all, a very well organised unique experience hosted by friendly, knowledgeable people.
Awesome night hike
sanchess1024, 28-02-2022
I went to this 8 hour night hike with my wife and it was stunning. Ahmed the guide and the driver picked us up from our hotel and took us to the base of mt. Sinai. A Bedouin village guide took us to the summit in about 4 hours stopping in between as required. The view from the top is breathtaking during sunrise. The Bedouin guide was skilled in taking photos and took great pictures of us. We came back down to the monastery at 8:40am as planned. The monastery opened at 9am and we headed back to the hotel at 9:30am. We had a flight at 2pm so the driver drove faster to cover 150km in 2 hours. Overall Ahmed took great care of us and I would recommend this tour with tripster.
Unforgettable Hike With Great Guides
Daniel_S, 21-06-2021
Shaaban and the Tripster Egypt team put together an amazing experience. Despite the short notice on our booking, they made it happen and got us to Mt. Sinai in time to make the hike to the peak by sunrise. The Beduoin guide they booked for us to bring us up and down the trail was friendly and knowledgable of the lore of the mountain. The hike itself was enjoyable. The path is about 5km, but mostly winds up switchbacks on a slight incline for 80% of the hike, making it pretty tolerable for anyone in reasonably good health/fitness. The one hard thing is the elevation; you start out around 1000m and keep going up to the 2300m peak. The air gets a little thin and you may find yourself having to stop to catch your breath even though the hike itself isn’t that strenuous. The 750 stairs at the final ascent are not that hard, but make sure to turn around for the excellent view halfway up the stairs, it has some of the best photo opportunities on the peak IMHO! They may warn you it gets cold at the peak; we went in June and it was no worse than a cool summer’s night in the Midwest, we were in jeans and short sleeves the whole time. And don’t worry, if you do get a little chilled there are some Beduoins who will sell you $2 coffee at the peak! The view from the top of Mt. Sinai is unforgettable, as is the experience itself. It may be a hassle to lose a night’s sleep for a hike, but it’s worth it. This hike was probably the highlight of my entire time in the Sinai peninsula region, I would highly recommend it. Booking with Tripster Egypt will be one way to make sure you get the most from this hike, so be sure to check them out! They are extremely flexible, and were the only tour company able to accommodate us for the short window of opportunity we had to do this hike. If you want to get up Mt. Sinai, they'll help you to make it happen.
Panorama ed atmosfera unici
Francescolegge, 11-08-2022
Per quanto riguarda le escursioni fatte qui a Sharm questa è in assoluto la più bella , soldi ben spesi , colori e panorami mozzafiato , la consiglio a tutti .
Un grazie particolare a Nour la nostra guida beduina che ci ha accompagnato in notturna nella salita a piedi del monte e per le mille foto che ci ha fatto in cima al monte con il mio cellulare , tutte belle , alcune le ho postate qui , grazie anche a Omar che ci ha fatto da guida preparatoria in auto e nel monastero di S .Caterina e per ultimo anche grazie ad Ali l’autista.
Considerate che i tour operator del nostro villaggio la propongono solo con un minimo di 15 persone , troppe vista la camminata di circa tre ore , in gruppo del genere rallenterebbe troppo tutta la tempistica , farla in due , io e mia moglie ritengo sia stata la scelta ideale .

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