Mount Sinai, Saint Catherine

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Red Sea and Sinai
Take the trek up Mount Sinai, said to be the peak on which Moses spoke to God and received the Ten Commandments. The 2,285 m (7,497 ft) mountain has two routes: most visitors prefer to take the easier Camel Path on the way up, and descend via the challenging 3,750 Steps of Penitence. A small chapel on the top and a World Heritage-listed monastery at the foot of the mountain mark this out as a place of pilgrimage, while the barren, rocky landscape has an evocative, reverential atmosphere all its own. Put Mount Sinai into our Saint Catherine tour itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint Catherine.
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  • Climbing Mount Sinai is one of the highlights of a holiday in Egypt. buses bring tourists to the foot of the mountain at about midnight and then a long tradition in the light of the Lantern we went wide at the beginning, tapering towards the top, the trail! The ascent takes about 3-4 hours, he can handle anyone, but does not mean it is easy. According to legend, everyone carries their sins, and it's not easy. Conductors supervise and assist travelers. When daybreak-feel the delight of encounters with eternity. And then a warm golden light fills the surrounding you all night harsh mountains and you understand that it is forgiven.
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  • Wake up January 8, 2019 Sharm was selected only for a hike on Mount Prophet Moses (about 200 km, almost 2.5 hours drive) Mount Moses at Mount Sinai-2285 meters above sea level, the holy place of three religions: Jewish, Christian and Islamic, where from the burning Bush Prophet Moses (14 century BC) was a God and handed him the ten commandments (Photo 6). According to the legend-who rises and reads the prayer is freed from all sins. And if dawn zagadaet desire come true. At the top of the mountain-an Orthodox Church, a mosque, a cave where 40 days hid Moses. Under the mountain-the monastery of St. Catherine (4) the well of Moses, burning Bush, etc. According to the legend-who rises, pray and be greeted by dawn-God forgives all sins. The Guide warned: Wear warm there cold. Generally if Sharma day plus 26 and say there's cold, dress warm. This is the one. And if said-dress as came, is another. The gloves had to take necessary, scarves. On top of the minus 4-5 and snow. But the main thing is this wind that fingers just below and it was impossible to photograph. Went around 8 pm (walking distance to go to mount more 200 km). About an hour of the night were at the foot of and started climbing. A group of 18 people, mostly young and middle ...
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