Get excited by our adventure trip to Moses Mount and visiting St. Catherine Monastery in Sinai. Start your tour with climbing the Moses’ Mountain. Then proceed to visit Catherine Monastery which is considered one of the most famous monasteries in the world.
From Taba Border, and drive to St. Catharine, where we will make a thorough visit to the monastery, including the museum with its priceless objects, and ancient icons and manuscripts. In the afternoon we will meet the monk responsible for the famous library of the St. Catharine’s monastery, known for its old manuscripts. We will also join the monks in their evening prayer (pretty boring, but an experience…). We will spend the night in Monastery's Guesthouse. Spending the night there gives us an opportunity to have a close encounter with the monks that run the guest house and the Muslim Jabaliya Bedouins that have a long tradition of working closely with the monks in the monastery. This will also open us to the famous library & the evening prayer at the monastery, at a time when the monastery is really quiet and closed to the public.
We will spend the whole day exploring Mt. Moses from sites mostly unvisited: After breakfast, we will drive to Sheikh Mousse&rsquo's House, where a staff of Bedouins with camels will join us. A Bedouin " Dalil" (Pathfinder) will join us as we will climb Mt. Moses from behind, on ancient paths built by the eremite monks more than 1500 years ago. We will visit many archaeological sites built by those monks, sites that will enable us to understand in a better way the spiritual world of the eremites. This is a very spiritual hike that gives us also a direct biblical experience, just like in old times… Reaching " Elijah's Plateau" – a place with its own biblical and monastically importance, we will meet our camels and the rest of the Bedouins, later you will ascend the summit of Mt. Moses, and then descend the mountain through " The Stairs of Repentance" built in the 6th century, visiting on the way the " Chapel of the Flees" as well as other archaeological and religious sites. A car will wait for us at St. Catherine's Monastery and take us back to the Taba border
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