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The trail

This trip is part of Egypt’s first ever long distance hiking trail, the Sinai Trail, 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. The Sinai Trail aims to create a sustainable tourism economy that benefits local communities, particularly those in remote and marginalized areas. 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. 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 all the Bedouin tribes in Sinai

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Why Take this trip

This is Trip provides a quick 3 day gateway into a natural remote place, Sarabet l Khadim is one of the less travelled areas of Egypt, still preserving it's raw natural beauty. While having ancient landmarks from different ages, You are going to experience hiking in the middle of the mountains, sleeping under the stars, getting introduced to the culture of Al-Alagat tribe, experiencing their trails. Enjoying their unique food

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Who is this for

This trip is perfect for hikers who enjoy their time exploring new less traveled remote places like Sarabet. No experience need, minimal fitness level required to be able to enjoy this one

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What’s Next

After completing this trail more confidence in spending time at the outdoors would be built. Next you can start heading towards more challenging climbs in Egypt Like "The Roof of Egypt" or "Sinai Twin peak" And if you feel more comfortable in climbing you can start looking into climbing mount Toubkal or trekking the Tour De Mount Blanc.

We depart from Cairo at around 6 PM.  We will travel for around 5 hours and arrive toward midnight in Serabit - Barakat camp. After resting and having dinner, we'll set camp to sleep and recharge for the next morning.
Accommodation: Double rooms at Barakat Camp 

Will start our hike early in the morning, going through wadi Balaa. till we reach Jebal Om El Rgleen and will have lunch next to it, will start heading again after having our lunch break towards Wadi Zahlouk, were we are going to have some fun in a natural obstacle course. and we are going to be camping inside the wadi.

Hiking Hours: 6, Accommodation: Sleeping Bags/Tents

We start our day after having breakfast and finishing Wadi Zahlouk, heading towards Wadi El Faraa, going through wadi El Faraa we are going to have our lunch midday in it. then we are going to start heading towards the beautiful wadi of Om Geraf where we are going to be camping for the night.

Hiking Hours: 6, Accommodation: Sleeping Bags/Tents

After breakfast, we are going to start heading towards Jebal Makhroom and Rod El Khwaga. we’ll follow a winding path from a small village up to the top of a rugged tableland, passing ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and rock art on the way. On top of the tableland is the only surviving Egyptian temple in South Sinai, which is dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This region is known as Serabit Al Khadem. Will back to our starting point at Barakat camp midday to our lunch and our bus will be waiting for us to head towards Cairo

Hiking Hours: 5

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Terrain

This is a 3 day trip however the trail is very diverse, we are going to be walking through valleys and on top of mountains mostly. - Type ground: Rocky/Hamada - Average Number of Hiking Hours per Day: 6 Hours - Altitude: 600-1100M

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Accommodation

The Bedouins usually sleep under the stars. They call it the million-star hotel. We will be camping in the wilderness – by camping we also mean that our water resource is minimal so expect no showers, and nature calls are responded in nature – no toilets. A warm sleeping bag would be suitable for this trip with comfort temperature of 5 degrees. We also recommend using sleeping bag liner or just wearing more warm layers during sleeping for people who'd still feel cold. Sleeping bags can be big, bulky and weighty, so get the smallest, lightest model you can. Remember, the weather in Sinai at night is colder than what most people would expect, especially if they are not familiar with it. Would recommend as well to bring a tent if you that would make your sleeping experience more comfortable, we have a number of tents that could be rented as well, Contact us if you want to rent one for this trip.

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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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Weather

Weather during the will be warm with an average of 30C for midday peak. While getting colder at night specially if we are at a higher altitude with an average of 20C Best time to travel to Sarabeet: Oct till April

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Entry Requirements

When entering Sinai, Checkpoints usually ask for any identification, So for Egyptian citizens: ID, for non-Egyptians: A passport or a residence card is a must

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Covid

Passengers traveling to Egypt are not required to take a COVID-19 test to fly to Egypt. However for the bus ride to Sinai, Checkpoints require that everyone would be wearing a mask while going through

PRICE

EGP4,950

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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 Sinai (Serabit)

    • English speaking camp crew

    • Permits when needed

PRICE EXCLUDES

    • Personal items

    • Sleeping bag and personal tent

    • Extra snacks

Hello, Who's ready for a 3 day remote quick escape into nature, the trip's trail is really enjoyable with a lot of diverse sceneries while having the adventures temple Hathor hike, enjoying delicious Bedouin food along the road. sleeping in the middle of the valleys with the million stars view.