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Mountain Name(s): Mount Sinai, Gunung Sinai, Mont Sinaí, Mont Sinaï, Monte Sinai, Monte Sinaí, Mount Sinai, Siinai mägi, Sinai, Sinai berg, Sinaïberg, Synaj, Синај, הר סיני, சினாய் மலை, სინის მთა, シナイ山, гора Моисея, Jabal Mūsá, Хар-Синай, гора Хорив, Mount Horeb... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 2285 m / 7496.72 ft     Snow line: Absent
Summit(s): Sinai; (2 m /7 feet)
    Prominence: 332 m/1 089 ft
Location: Egypt(South Sinai);     Isolation: 4 km/2 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 28°32'20.904''N
33°58'29.856''E
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Parent Range: Levant Ranges     Nearest Airport(s): Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport (SSH);
Range: Sinai Peninsula Mountains     Convenience Center(s): Sharm el-Sheikh;
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Climbing Mount Sinai for someone is a tourist adventure and the opportunity to diversify your vacation with a challenging hiking and encounter an unforgettable sunrise at the top; but for someone it is a pilgrimage to holy places and spiritual experience.

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It is believed that on the top of Mount Sinai, Moses received the Tablets of faith with the famous Ten Commandments. Every night, dozens of pilgrims from around the world climb the mountain of Moses, to greet the dawn.
Mountain is composed primarily of granite. The climb takes two to three hours, and affordable for anyone in decent physical shape. Two paths leeds to the top - one shorter, but abruptly; other flatter and longer. They connecting not far from the top, where there is a chapel, where rock stairs carved by monks begin.

Location Edit

Mount Sinai is located near the city of Saint Catherine in the Sinai region and 200 km from Suez city. It is next to Mount Catherine and surrounded on all sides by higher peaks of the mountain range.

Getting there Edit

The closest resorts to mount Sinai are Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab and Taba - from there the mountain can be reached by bus for a couple of hours. From Hurghada, El Gouna and Marsa Alam it's only possible to get here by plane and then by bus.

Asia, Egypt: South Sinai

  • Mount Sinai
  • Mountaineering - 4 Hour(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Easy 
  • 0 people climbed it
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• According to the Bible on the mountain on the peninsula of Sinai, God appears to Moses and gave the Ten Commandments. However, information on the exact location of Mount Sinai did not survive. Veneration of Mount Moses as Mount Sinai is an ancient Christian tradition, which goes back to the beginning of the IV century.

 

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