Mount Sinai is in Egypt on the Sinai Peninsula, near Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Qesm Sharm Ash Sheikh, Egypt. It is 7,497ft high (2,285 meters) and is next to Mount Catherine, which is the highest peak in Egypt.

Mt. Sinai in the Sinai peninsula, the peak where Moses received the Ten Commandments

Mt. Sinai, also called Mt. Horeb and Jebel Musa (the ‘Mountain of Moses’) is the center of a greatly venerated pilgrimage destination that includes the Monastery of St. Catherine and the Burning Bush, Elijah’s Plateau, and the Plain of ar-Raaha.

On the peak of Jebel Musa stands a small chapel dedicated to the Holy Trinity. This chapel, constructed in 1934 on the ruins of a 16th church, is believed to enclose the rock from which God made the Tablets of the Law.

Where Does the Mount Sinai Hike Start?

The hike to the top of Mount Sinai starts at Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The monastery is about 3 hours north of Sharm El-Sheikh, a popular resort town on the Red Sea.

Hiking Mount Sinai takes about 4 to 5hours and best time is 11pm (total darkness). It takes another 1 to 2 hours to hike back as it was very dark.

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What a joy!

Bobby Wan

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