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Egypt’s first ever long distance hiking trail, the Sinai Trail, is a 250 km-long sea to summit route through the greatest wilderness in the Middle East, beginning in the Gulf of Aqaba and ending in the mountains of St. Katherine.

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The Sinai Trail aims to create a sustainable tourism economy that benefits local communities, particularly those in remote and marginalized areas.

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Our Live Tribal adventure provides people from across the world a new and bespoke experience of Egypt: its unforgettable desert landscapes, nature, heritage and people.

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People have been crossing Sinai – walking its old paths and byways – for many millennia. The Sinai Trail keeps this tradition alive. The Sinai Trail is managed by a cooperative of three Bedouin tribes (Jebalaya, Muzeina, Tarabin).

Breakfast upon in arrival in the village of Sheikh Salem. Begin hiking to the summit of Jebel Miliheis (950m, appox. 2 hrs), where we will have lunch. Descend to Wadi Ghazala where we will spend the night. (8km)
Morning hike to the Closed Canyon and continue on to Ein Hudera. Lunch in Ein Hudera. Afternoon hike to White Canyon and return to Ein Hudera for the night. (14km)
Hike from Ein Hudera to Jebel Matamir. (16km)
Hike from Jebel Matamir to Jebel Makhroom, where we will spend New Years Eve. (15km)
Hike to Nawamis Village where we will be met by our pick-up to transfer to main road for departure back to Cairo. (13km)
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Scenery

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.

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Weather

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.

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Accommodation

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.

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Food

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.

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Hiking

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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Overall Difficulty

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Technical Skills

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Days

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Fitness level

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Altitude

Technical Skills

No experiences is needed: Anyone can join this trip.
Minimal experience: You should probably have some hiking experience to join this trip. It is advisable to have gone on a hike for at least 2 days prior to joining this trip.
Moderate experience: You should have some climbing experience to join this trip. It is advisable to have been on at least a 4-day climb before joining this trip.
Technical experience: You should have technical climbing experience before joining this trip. It is recommended that you have experience with crampons, skis, ropes and belays.
Advanced technical experience: You should have technical climbing experience to join this trip. Depending on the climb, you will need a specific set of skills.

fitness level

Occasional workout, no fixed routine.
Workout routine with at least 2-3 workouts a week, overall in good shape. Trekking days on this trip are around 3-4 hours long each day with little elevation.
Workout routine with at least 4-5 workouts a week, overall in great shape. Trekking days on this trip are around 4-5 hours long each day with moderate elevation.
Workout routine with at least 5 workouts a week. Trekking days on this trip are around 5-7 hours long each day with high elevation.
Specified workout routine with at least 5 workouts a week as well as technical training. Trekking days on this trip are 8 hours long each day with extreme elevation.

Altitude

1,500m - 2,999m
3,000m - 4,499m
4,500m - 5,999m
6,000m - 7,499m
7,500m - 8,999m

Climbing Days

0 - 4 Days
5 - 9 Days
10 - 12 Days
13 - 15 Days
16+ Days

PRICE

EGP5,000

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PRICE INCLUDES

    • 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

PRICE EXCLUDES

    • Personal items

    • Sleeping bag

    • Extra snacks