Day trip

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

Activity provider: OceanAir Travels

From US$ 56 per person

Hike to the top of Mount Sinai and marvel at the incredible sunrise from the summit. Browse through manuscripts at St Catherine’s Monastery.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 17 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Russian, Arabic
Pickup included
Please wait at the main gate of your Sharm El Sheikh hotel along the highway, not the reception area.

Experience

Highlights
  • Spend some time at St. Catherine’s Monastery by discovering it’s old treasures
  • Ascend to the Mount Sinai where God told Moses the 10 Commandments
  • Explore the 6th-century church located by the side of the burning bush
Full description

You will be picked up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh city between 8:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Then you will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for around 4 hours to reach the Moses Mountain. 

When you arrive at Mount Sinai you will start your trekking tour to the sacred place where the Prophet Moses received the 10 commandments. Reach 2,285 meters by climbing up 750 steps, strolling through the night (approx 2-3 hours depending on the customers).

Depending on the performance of the group, you may arrive at the summit earlier than expected. This will give you a chance to really relax and marvel at the rising sun slowly scattering across the mountains in all its splendor. 

While gazing at the sunrise, snap awesome photos or pray if you wish to, then begin the descent back down. Remember, it will take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. Enjoy some time to rest after the long trail and then have breakfast. 

Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St. Catherine's Monastery. Browse through the old manuscripts displayed in the library and icons excavated from the Vatican. 

It is the oldest functioning Christian monastery in the world situated on the Sinai Peninsula along with the Monastery of Saint Anthony which is located across the Red Sea in the desert of South Cairo.

After you've finished touring the monastery, you can relax on the drive back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Saint Catherine's Monastery entry ticket

    • Mount Sinai visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, Italian, Russian, Arabic

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

    • Pickup & drop-off by van

  • Food & drink
    • Soft drink, water

    • Not included: alcoholic drinks

Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 2 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Food

Know before you go

  • The Monastery remains closed due to Covid reasons
  • The breakfast box must be pre-ordered from the hotel and collected before the tour starts
  • The camel trek is only available for the beginning of the trek to the 750 steps, then you must climb the steps and do the entire return trek on foot. The local partner does not recommend the camel trek
  • The tour duration will be 16-17 hours including pick up and drop off at Sharm El Sheikh
  • A minimum of 2 persons is required to operate the shared tour, the product can be canceled or rescheduled if the minimum group size is not met
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 131 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I did this at 24 weeks pregnant, which is why I chose to ride up on a camel, which cost me $20 USD each way. Turns out I probably way overpaid, as I found out another woman only paid $20 total. Our tour guide told us a fair price was $20-25, and I didn't ask if that meant one way or total - so that is my bad. Riding a camel for that long is incredibly uncomfortable, but I don't think I would have been able to do the hike otherwise being pregnant. The camel will take you up to the top, but then you need to hike the final 750 steps by yourself- what a workout but WOW, the view is amazing! There are about 6 stops on the way up the mountain to buy drinks or snacks. I bought a hot chocolate and ramen noodles at one of the stops. There are also bathrooms along the way - think very primitive latrine, disgustingly dirty, and with no toilet paper or sanitizer or soap. I would definitely advise bringing your own toilet paper and sanitizer- otherwise you will be twerking the pee off like I was.

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November 30, 2022

Overall great experience. The view from top of Mount Sinai at sunrise is really worth it! What to consider before you go: in November, nights are pretty cold, so lots of layers + gloves (optional, but quite useful). Once the sun comes out, on the descend, it will start to get warm and pleasant. There is a looot of idle time, stops at coffee shops (local shops with tea, coffee, snacks), waiting for the right time to do the final climb to catch the sunrise. Do prepare to get up there a bit early to catch a good spot, as it gets crowded. At the last coffee shop you can actually rent a blanket :) The trip: not the highlight, although the road is pretty straight, you'll feel like sleeping all the time anyway (on the way there as it's during night time; on the way back as you'll be tired after trekking). The guide: explains exactly what to expect from the trip, makes sure everyone is ok. There are 2 guides: one for the road trip and Monastery and a second guide for the trekking part.

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November 28, 2022

The trip was great. It’s not an easy hike bc the terrain is really rocky and slippery at times but so worth it. The starry night sky is just so magical and the sunrise at the top of the mountain, mesmerizing! The only sad thing is the stray animals on the way up and down the mountain. Dogs and cats looking starved and full of ticks… if you can bring extra food for them, do it. They are so hungry they’ll eat dry bread like it’s the best meal on earth. Hope an organization can help these innocent souls…

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October 9, 2022

Product ID: 271297