The scenery on this hike is breathtaking and indescribably beautiful. You will be hiking through the desert like mountains of Sinai and seeing a completely different side of Egypt that you have never seen before. Depending on which part of the trail we are taking, this could be around the mountains or closer to flat land and desert lakes.
The desert environment can make weather a bit extreme, hot summers are juxtaposed to extremely cold winders. The perfect time for this trip would be late autumn and in order to avoid extreme heat and cold. Peak months are mid October to Mid November and mid Feb to end of March. During these months the weather in the morning is sunny and hot while hiking so make sure you always carry water for hydration, at night you can enjoy the cool desert breeze.
The 4 nights are spent camping as we make our way through the pristine Sinai Trail. You will learn basic camping skills and how to set up a tent. Every 2 people will share a 3-person tent to ensure there is enough room to make you all feel comfortable.
You will be treated to 3 extremely delicious meals on a daily basis You will have 3 daily extremely delicious meals throughout the trip where you can help in their preparation if you want to. Breakfast is usually eggs, cheese, beans, honey and jam, lunch is on the light side having pasta and salad, while dinner you will enjoy the amazing cuisine of bedouins which is vegetables, meat or chicken slow cooked on charcoal or on the fire with some rice and salads.
You don’t need to be an experienced hiker to join this trip but you do need to be fit enough to hike or at least 5-6 hours every day sometimes in hot conditions. However, each day will just keep you motivated for the next with the great company and beautiful scenery.
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Price based on 4 pax
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
Round trip from Cairo to St. Catherine
All accommodation based on double basis (tents and ecolodges)
First aid trained local guides and english speaking camp crew
Permits when needed