After breakfast, 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. We will continue from the temple down to the wide open spaces of Wadi Um Ajraaf before crossing a camel pass to sleep in the sands of Wadi Suwig. We'll set camp and sleep the night in tents.
We'll move out from Wadi Suwig over El Ramla: the biggest sand desert in South Sinai. We'll spend the day walking over the wide open sands, below Hadabat el Teeh - the natural border between North and South Sinai - and we will pass the low, black ridge of Jebel Himeiyir, which offers spectacular views.
We'll continue over the wide open sands to the bottom of Hadabat el Teeh, where we'll reach a spot called Jebel Fuga or the Forest of Pillars: one of the most interesting geological sites in the Sinai, where black columns of basalt can be found in the desert sands. We'll take jeeps back to the desert village to bid Sinai farewell before heading home.
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.
The desert is usually hot during the day but it’s still pleasant and sometimes cold at night.
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. We’ll be providing tents for sleeping which can accommodate 2 hikers per tent and provide insulation from the cold and a barrier against rain, which is possible at any time, and also against mosquitos. 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.
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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Price based on 6 pax
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
Round trip from Cairo to Sinai (Serabit)
First aid trained local guides and English speaking camp crew
Permits when needed
Sleeping bag and personal tent