Overview

Prepare for an intense journey through the sacred valleys of St. Catherine on our Wadi Gebal expedition. Get ready to conquer towering peaks and rugged trails as you hike to Masabi Mountain and Farsh Elromana. With basic accommodations nestled in nature, this adventure promises to push your limits and leave you with unforgettable memories.

2 Nights 3 Days 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 14 Nov, and more Emirates Embassy, Thawra St., Cairo
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Highlights
  • ElShaq Valley
  • Secret Garden
  • Masabi Mountain
  • Bab Eldonya Mountain
  • Farsh Elromana Garden
  • Eltebeq Trail
  • El Galt El Azraq
Itinerary

We will depart from Cairo at 1:30 AM, with a journey of approximately 6 to 7 hours ahead of us, to arrive  on the mentioned date of the trip early in the morning at St.Catherine city to make the most out of the day.

Day 1

Welcome to St. Catherine

We start our hiking journey from the city of St. Catherine getting into Wadi Jebal or the Valley of the mountains through Abo Jiffy entrance. On the way we'll stop Ein Shkeya for a water break. Later, we continue hiking into Wadi Elshaq where we meet our first natural pool of the trail (season dependent) before passing by El zawatin garden until we reach our destination for the day - the secret garden. We'll spend the night around the bonfire beneath a million stars. 

  • ElShaq Valley
  • Secret Garden
  • Eltebeq Trail
Overnight at the secret garden (Light lunch, Bedouin Dinner)

 

 

 


Day 2

El-Masabi and Bab Eldonya

After an early start for the day with a delicious bedouin breakfast, we start the trail by heading towards Abo Gasaba Valley. From there we start our way up until we reach El-Masabi mountain highest view point over the surrounding valleys. On a clear day you can see all the way till the Sinai coast. We head back down into Farsh Elaraneb making our way towards elnijila where we have our light lunch. Having had some rest we start our Bab Eldonya mountain hike which is one of the favorite ones in the region. After reaching the summit and getting enough of the view we head towards Wadi Elzaatar before reaching our final destination - Farsh Elromana garden. 

  • Masabi Mountain

  • Farsh Elromana Garden

  • Bab Eldonya Mountain

  • El Galt El Azraq

Overnight at Farsh Elromana Garden (Breakfast, Light Lunch, Bedouin dinner)

 

 


Day 3

Back to City

After having our last mountain breakfast, we pack and start our journey back to St. Catherine City. The trail is a 9 km mostly flat one. The perfect way to bid farewell to these magical mountains. 

(Breakfast)

 

 

Accommodation

Accommodation:

We will be spending the night in the Valleys in local camping spots. We will be in rooms of 5.

 

 

Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Transportation to/from St. Catherine
  • Bedouin professional hiking english speaking guide
  • Camel Porters
  • 2 nights accommodation in mountain Valley/Garden
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tipping
  • Personal Snacks
Important Notes

Non-Egyptians will incur an additional fee of $100 to cover essential permits, accommodation, and ticket price differences. Make sure you have this amount in cash to be paid to your trip chaperone at the start of the journey.

Adventure Leader

The Adventure Leader's primary role is to ensure your journey flows seamlessly. As your main point of contact throughout the trip, they're dedicated to enhancing your experience. Whether it's offering recommendations on activities or attractions, or facilitating interactions among travelers, they ensure everyone feels connected, although often connections form naturally.

Traveling Solo

Our groups are filled with solo travelers and like-minded individuals who share a passion for adventure and connecting with others. You'll feel right at home exploring with us.

Transportation

We use private buses, either a Hiace for smaller groups of 10 or a Coaster for larger groups of 19.

Electricity

In Egypt, the power supply is Type C and F, with a standard voltage of 220V and a frequency of 50Hz. However During this trip electricity won't be available.

Network

Expect limited or even no network coverage at all. Therefore, be prepared for periods of disconnection.

Packing List
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Long Pants
  • Shorts
  • Camera (if available)
  • Insect Repellent
  • Slippers
  • Lightweight Trainers
  • Towel
  • Heavy Jacket
  • Sleeping Bag (You can buy from Gazef, Decathlon, Alfa Market, Homeworks)
  • Fresh Buzz (If available)
  • Power Banks (If available)
  • Flashlights (If available)
Tipping

Tipping directly supports local communities, benefiting drivers and suppliers. The tourism sector heavily depends on this support. While not obligatory, your tip is a meaningful 'thank you' for their service.

Meter Level
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