Day trip

From Sharm: Mount Moses Trekking, Sunrise & Monastery Visit

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98 reviews

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

Free cancellation
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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 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
  • 16-17 hour tour
  • Pickup and drop-off from the hotel in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Transfer by clean and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Extra drinks
  • Personal expenses
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 98 reviews

Review summary

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

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Nice trip with amazing sunrise, it is worth it. Our guide was amazing and the bedouin who lead as to the top. Just a minus for the other bedouins who was really pushy with ponchos and camel ride some of them disrespectful almost passing camels on your feet but our guide informed us about them. Our car was not the best one very bumpy and not comfortable as being so small. Overall a good trip with amazing views.

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June 3, 2022

Really cool experience that is worth all the money. The walk at night is super fun and challenging. It takes about 3 hours from bottom to top with a few stops along the way where you can buy some drinks and food. We left in May and the temperature was around 10-15 degrees. A thick sweater is enough to keep the heat on top. Do not put on more than that, as the trip down becomes a hot pleasure, as the sun has risen at that time and you are in the middle of a desert. Only minus was the transport as the space conditions were not ideal for adults. In addition, air conditioning was not optimal either. The drive lasts approx. 3 hours including a stop of 30 min both ways, where you can again buy snacks, so you can easily survive the lack of space in the car. You sit approx. 12-14 people in one car and in total there are 6-7 cars. The team also takes really good care of one, and one feels very comfortable on the whole hiking trip. You should not expect a lot of sleep, because you only have the

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May 26, 2022

An amazing experience!!! The course is a little difficult but with the will and good shoes, it is really worth it. Remember to take warm clothes because it is very cold at altitude. The route is approximately 6km with a good drop. Climbing the stairs is not easy but you have to take your time. The reward is incredible with a sunrise surrounded by magnificent red granite!!!!

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May 24, 2022

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