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Hike mountains around St. Catherine for amazing view

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017
CAIRO – 12 December 2017: Take a birds eye view over Egypt to look down on the landscape and feel one with nature; this will only happen from the top of a mountain.

Egypt is home to plenty of dusty trails, mountain tops and high summits to hike and see amazing views.

Mount Saint Catherine:

Egypt’s highest mountain, located near the city of St. Catherine in South Sinai governorate. The mountain was named for the Christian Saint Catherine, who was martyred at the age of 18.

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Mount Sinai is a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt Sept.12, 2013 –Wikimedia/Mohamed Mousa

It is 2,646 meters high and takes 4 to 6 hours to hike to the Chapel of Saint Catherine located at its summit. From the summit you can see the mountains of mainland Egypt and the Red Sea.

Mount Sinai (Mount Musa):

This mountain is considered a holy site, mentioned many times in the Quran, Book of Exodus and other books of the Bible.

According to Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition, Mount Musa is the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God.

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Saint Catherine Mountain Oct. 15, 2008 – Wikimedia/joonas plaan

It is classified as a rocky mountain, composed of different alkaline granite rocks, which indicates that the mountain originated from differing depths.

The 2,285-meter-high mountain is surrounded by higher peaks on all sides. At its summit is a mosque that is still used today, along with a Greek Orthodox chapel.

Bab El Donya:

One of several mountains located close together, it stands above Wadi Jibal and Farsh Rummana. If climbed on a clear day, you can see El Tur and the Gulf of Suez.

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Sunrise at Mount Musa Aug. 25, 2014 – Wikimedia/AhmedHerz

To reach Bab El Donya, take the usual route starting in the town of St. Catherine. Below the mountains peak, water trickles from a spring, known as Ein Najila, running through several cascades before disappearing into the sandy valley floor.

Jebel Banat:

An impressive granite dome located in the north of Sinai's high mountain region, this mountain can also be reached from the town of St. Catherine.

Although it is not a very high mountain, it features a dramatic drop with big open plains right below you.

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Hiking Mount Sinai October 27, 2007 – Wikimedia/Florian

Below the peak of Jebel Banat there are smooth granite rocks, with a series of natural water pools and seasonal waterfalls.

Surely an unforgettable feeling of adventure and freedom will fulfill your soul by hiking these mountains, so what are you waiting for?
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