Moses Mountain Night Trip

Moses Mountain Adventure Climbing at Night; Mount Sinai is in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and rises 2,285 meters above sea level. Mount Sinai is a 2,285-metre “7,497 ft” high mountain near Saint Catherine in the Sinai region. It is next to Mount St. Catherine “at 2,629 m/8,625 ft, the highest peak in Egypt” .It is surrounded on all sides by higher peaks of the mountain range. Mount Sinai is said to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God; indeed, the Arabic name Gebel Musa means “Mount of Moses”. While there is very little archaeological evidence to support this assertion, the mountain is still a popular pilgrimage site and home to the Monastery of St. Catherine, a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, one of the longest-running monasteries in the world and itself at the supposed location of the Burning Bush. The small town of al-Mina, outside the entrance to the valley, has sprung up to cater to tourists.

Tour Highlights
Pick up from your hotel|Drive from Sharm to Moses Mount|Bedouin Guide|Climb the Mount|Amazing Sun Rise|St. Catherine Monastery|Drop off

Tour Itinerary
Travel through the night to Mount Sinai to climb the mountain at night to see sunrise from atop Moses’ Mountain. Descent after dawn to visit one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world, St. Catherine, built around the site of the Burning Bush. Aqua Blue Sharm Rep will pick you up from your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh at 21:30 by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to drive to St.Catherine city, takes about 3 hours driving. Start climbing the Moses Mountain begins at 02:00 am and coming down at 07:00 am. Then proceed to visit St. Catherine Monastery which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world and it was dedicated to one of Alexander’s rulers, Saint Catherine who was tortured to death for the sake of her new faith. Then back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

 

Trip Duration Trip Runs Pick-up Location Return To Pick-up Time
About 15 Hours Sunday, Wednesday, Friday Your Hotel in Sharm Your Hotel in Sharm Around 21:00

 

1
Moses Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai is in the middle of the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt and rises 2,285 meters above sea level.
Mount Sinai is a 2,285-metre “7,497 ft” high mountain near Saint Catherine in the Sinai region. It is next to Mount St. Catherine “at 2,629 m/8,625 ft, the highest peak in Egypt” .It is surrounded on all sides by higher peaks of the mountain range.
Mount Sinai is said to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God; indeed, the Arabic name Gebel Musa means “Mount of Moses”. While there is very little archaeological evidence to support this assertion, the mountain is still a popular pilgrimage site and home to the Monastery of St. Catherine, a Greek Orthodox monastery founded in the 6th century, one of the longest-running monasteries in the world and itself at the supposed location of the Burning Bush. The small town of al-Mina, outside the entrance to the valley, has sprung up to cater to tourists.

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The Holy Mountain

The biblical Mount Sinai was one of the most important sacred places in the Abrahamic religions. According to Bedouin tradition, it was the mountain where God gave laws to the Israelites. However, the earliest Christian traditions place this event at the nearby Mount Serbal, at the foot of which a monastery was founded in the 4th century; it was only in the 6th century that the monastery moved to the foot of Mount Catherine, following the guidance of Josephus’s earlier claim that Sinai was the highest mountain in the area. Jebel Musa, which is adjacent to Mount Catherine, was equated with Sinai, by Christians, only after the 15th century.
Christian orthodoxies settled upon this mountain in the third century, Georgians from the Caucasus moved to the Sinai Peninsula in the fifth century, and a Georgian colony was formed there in the ninth century. Georgians erected their own temples in the area of the modern Mount Sinai. The construction of one such temple was connected with the name of David The Builder, who contributed to the erecting of temples in Georgia and abroad as well. There were political, cultural and religious motives for locating the temple on Mount Sinai. Georgian monks living there were deeply connected with their motherland. The temple had its own plots[clarification needed] in Kartli. Some of the Georgian manuscripts of Sinai remain there, but others are kept in Tbilisi, St. Petersburg, Prague, New York, Paris and in private collections.

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Saint Catherine Monastery

In 342 A.D The Empress Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, built a monastery, including the chapel known as the Virgin Mary, at the Burning Bush site; where it is believed that Moses received the two tablets. In the 6th century A.D the Emperor Justinian ordered the building of the church known today as the Church of Transfiguration; both the church and the monastery were later named for Saint Catherine. Justinian also ordered the building of a high enclosure wall, with towers to protect the monastery, and it is said that he provided it with 200 Roman soldiers to protect it against the attacks of the Bedouins.
The monastery lies at the foot of “Moses Mountain”, a beautiful site, on a high location about 1570 feet above sea level, with a good climate and plenty of fresh well water. To the west of it is the El-Raha Valley.
The Main Church (The Great Church): It was built on the northern side of the monastery. It takes the shape of a basilica and it consists of a central nave and two aisles that lead to small chapels. The central nave ends with the altar at its eastern side, and the aisles end with 2 rooms. Near to the altar on the right there is a reliquary of marble, which contains the relics of St. Catherine. A wonderful Byzantine mosaic covers the apse. The visitors to this church must take off their shoes outside before they enter, imitating Moses when he approached this Holyplace.

Program Inclusions
Air Conditioned transportation.
English speaking tour guide.
Tour to St. Catherine.
Bedouin escorting guide.
Flash battery
Breakfast at 3 star hotel near the Monastery.
Program Exnclusions
Drinks.
Any extras not mentioned in the program
Tipping Kitty
Personal expenses
Optional activities

 

Recommend to Bring
Clothes match the weather in this day and Scarf.Passport / Breakfast box from your hotel .Sun hat and Camera & Long Clothes for holy sightseeing.

 

1-3 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 25 55  
Child 15 0  
Infant 0 0  

 

4-6 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 22 40  
Child 12 0  
Infant 0 0

 

7-10 Persons Prices (GBP)
Prices Per Person Regular Price Private Price Notes
Adult 20 30  
Child 10 0  
Infant 0 0

 

Notes
Note 1 For Over 10 Persons Contact us to get Special Price
Note 2 Adults 12 over years & Child’s 2-12 years & Infants 0-2 years
Note 3 Your party age on return date
Note 4 Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Note 5 All booking is subject to our Terms and Conditions.

 

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