Day 1: Beginning in Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh. Transfer to
the beginning of Wadi ("valley") Ba'ba'a, near Abu Zenima in South
Sinai. Dinner around the campfire, meet your camel and sleep out (either
in tents or under the stars).
Day 2: Begin your camel trek by riding through the rocky
terrain at the beginning of Wadi Ba'ba'a. Later there are palms and smooth sand
at the Ain Abu Sor oasis where you sleep. See caves with manganese mines.
Day 3: To Wadi Eloga where we see Nabateean rock
inscriptions. Then on to Wadi Sheikh Hashhash to sleep. There is a
white tomb structure for the sheikh. People come here to make prayers and
offerings and there is a big celebration each year on the sheikh's birthday,
Day 4: Pass by Gebel ("mountain") 'Adeidiya.
Visit a Bedouin village and see the turquoise mines. Sleep in Wadi Zaloga.
Day 5: Go to Wadi Umm Agraf and proceed to climb by camel
to the top of Serabit Mountain where the Hathor Temple is. Sleep on the
top of the mountain.
Day 6: Visit the Hathor Temple. This temple was
built by the Ancient Egyptians during the Pharonic times. It was begun
during the Middle Kingdom and then expanded on during the New Kingdom by Queen
Hatshepsut and Tutmosis III (2nd C. BC). After seeing the temple you descend the
mountain and go through the sand dunes of Wadi Suig. Sleep at Gebel
Day 7: Gebel Himaiyir. Visit a Bedouin family that is
still living in the old way, in a tent in the desert. Sleep near the
Forest of Pillars.
Day 8: See the Forest of Pillars, a volcanic formation in
the desert! Unexplained by geologists. Through Wadi Owdiyat El Kabir and
then Wadi Owdiyat Es Saghir to sleep.
Day 9: To Wadi Gharba and to Moyat "Ein Qatar El
Gharba. Colored sandstone mountains, water and palms.
Day 10: To the tomb of Habose Sheikh El Akhdar, then to
Wadi El Akdar. Sleep at Ein ("spring") El Akhdar oasis.
Day 11: Enjoy the far-reaching view at Farsh Khalsa and
finish your camel trek journey at Wadi Esh Sheikh. From there a car will
take youo to Saint Catherine's. Continue with a climb up Moses Mountain
(Mount Sinai) or return to Cairo or Sharm El Sheikh.