Hiking offers you a great space for contemplation of nature to understand yourself more deeply. It is also an interesting hobby preferred by many adventurers who love to explore, and challenge difficulties, as adventures always have a special pleasure. Egypt, especially Saint Catherine, is home to many mountains and high peaks for hiking and scenic views.
Saint Catherine, Egypt is the most distinctive city in Sinai, as it is the highest populated place in Sinai, as it is located on the highest places in Sinai that rises 1600 meters above sea level in the heart of South Sinai, with an area of 5130 square kilometers, surrounded by mountains that are the highest in Sinai and in all of Egypt, and the highest peak Saint Catherine Mountain, Mount Moses and Mount Safsafa. This city is famous for religious tourism, as it is home to St Catherine Monastery of Saint Catherine, Mount Moses, and other religious monuments, as well as a range of activities such as safari and climbing to the highest peaks. It is also considered the largest natural reserve in Egypt.
Saint Catherine Sinai is a small Bedouin area situated between the mountains with a road linking it to Nuweiba, Taba, and Sharm El Sheikh. When you arrive there, you can feel a sense of calm, peace, and energy in Saint Catherine and the Sinai desert in general. This charming area is one of the most impressive in the world. It is also an important area for Christians, Muslims, and Jews alike.
Hiking St. Catherine
You and nature and enough ... Do you like the adventure atmosphere? Do you want to climb to the highest peak in Egypt? One of the best things to do in Egypt is hiking in St.Catherine, and it's a perfect adventure over the mountains. This area is a place with the highest mountain in Egypt, the holy lands of Jabal Musa, St. Catherine's Monastery and Wadi Ar-Arbaeen.
The city is dotted with landscapes, including mountains and valleys, which make walking in it an unparalleled pleasure, making St.Catherine's tours one of the most sought-after trips in Egypt. Among the most famous mountains in the region is Jabal Musa, which is about 7363 feet above sea level, while Saint Catherine is one of the highest mountains in Egypt, and those on the summit of the mountain can see within sight the Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez.
Saint Catherine weather
The height of this area above sea level has made it distinguished by its wonderful climate, nice in summer and very cold in winter, as snow covers the mountain peaks and the land of the city, giving it an unparalleled magical beauty.
Saint Catherine hotels
Accommodation in Saint Catherine is characterized by diversity, as you can book a hotel, stay in Camp, or stay in host family home:
- There are many hotels in Saint Catherine, the most popular are Morgan Land, a few kilometers from town, and Catherine Plaza, which is located right in the center of the town.
- Camps: The two main camps in Saint Catherine are Camp Fox, located near the entrance to the city on the left, and Musa Camp in the middle of the city, in the heart of a residential area. Both have basic rooms with shared bathrooms.
- At Beduine family: Some families are able to host visitors, and some rooms may have bathrooms.
Hiking destinations in Saint Catherine
Mount Saint Catherine
It is the highest mountain in Egypt, with a height of 2,642 meters. There is a small Orthodox church on top. Jabal Musa “Mount Moses” lies below, and you can enjoy the most stunning views of the mountainous area.
The most common way to reach the summit is by either Wadi Al-Arbain or Wadi Shagg. You will have to walk for about an hour to the Monastery of the 40 Martyrs and then climb for 4-hour to the summit.
This mountain is considered a holy site. It is mentioned several times in the Quran, as it is the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God. It is also 7,363 feet above sea level.
This hike is within easy reach of the city. Each direction is approximately 3 kilometers long and the height you need to cross is only about 60 meters. You will find an ancient monastery in the Tala Valley, linking the upper and lower valleys.
It is a majestic granite dome located in the north of the mountains in Sinai, and this mountain can also be reached from Saint Catherine. Although it is not a very high mountain, it has a great incline with large plains directly below you.