Thru Hike 2022

Part 1: from  Ras Shetan to Ein Kidd          23.10 – 04.11.2022
Part 2: from  Ein Kidd to St. Katherine      05.11 – 16.11.2022
Part 3: from  St. Katherine to Serabit        19.11 – 02.12.2022
Part 4: from  Serabit to Ras Shetan            04.12 – 15.12.2022

The Sinai Trail is divided into FOUR separate parts & this time we’ll be walking the whole trail: PARTS 1, 2 & 4 are 12 days each & PART 3, 14 days. PART 1 runs from Ras Shetan on the Gulf of Aqaba coast to Ein Kidd where there is a beautiful oasis with palms & thickets of bamboo. This section will be guided by the Tarabin, Muzeina & Jebeleya tribes. On PART 2 the route continues from Ein Kidd to the highlands of St. Katherine. You will walk through narrow wadis, cross high passes & climb some of Egypt’s highest peaks with the Awlad Said & Jebeleya tribe. PART 3 runs from St. Katherine to Serabit el Khadem via some of the Sinai’s most remote wadis & mountains, with the Jebeleya, Awlad Said, Gararsha, Hamada, Sowalha & Alegat tribes. PART 4 is a Gulf-to-Gulf route from the inland deserts of the Gulf of Suez coast to Ras Shetan on the Gulf of Aqaba. We will cross the biggest sand desert in South Sinai, follow winding canyons & visit the Pharaonic ruins of Serabit el Khadem. The Alegat, Muzeina & Tarabin tribes will guide this section.

You can join a single part or more parts together.

COSTS: 
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 28.000EGP.
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 31.000EGP. 

For Egyptian Citizen or non-Egyptian
in Egypt with official residency/work permit, the cost is:
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 17.200EGP.  
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 19.500EGP.
 
EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFER
For booking confirmed with the payment of the deposit before the 30.08.22 the cost is:
 
For hiker joining 1 PART
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 26.000EGP.  
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 29.000EGP.  
 
For hiker joining 2 PARTS: 
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 25.000EGP.  
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 28.000EGP.  
 
For hiker joining 3 PARTS:
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 24.000EGP.  
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 27.000EGP.  
 
For hiker joining 4 PARTS:
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 23.000EGP.  
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 26.000EGP.  
 
For Egyptian Citizen or non-Egyptian in Egypt with official residency/work permit, the cost is:
PART 1, PART 2 & PART 4: The cost of each PART (12 days trip) is 16.200EGP.  
PART 3: The cost of the trip (14 days) is 18.500EGP. 

PART 1: RAS SHETAN to EIN KID, 12 DAYS – 23.10/03.11.2022
Specifically, the below is included in this trip:
1. Accommodation in twin room with private bathroom in Nuweiba, Habiba Farm & Lodge on the 22nd of October plus an evening meal and breakfast the following morning. Drinks are not included. 
2. 12 days of hiking from the 23rd of October till the 3rd of November including Bedouin guides, cameleers/pick-up for baggage, support crew on-trail, permission fees.
3. 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water & Bedouin tea. The first day includes only lunch and dinner. Last day, the 4th November, includes only breakfast.
4. Jeep and minibus transfer from Ein Kidd to Sharm el Sheikh in the morning after breakfast of the 4th of November.
Please note that the 4th of November is a travelling day. There will be only an hour walk from the   Oasis, where we will spend the night, to village of Ein Kidd, where the Jeep will wait.  Hikers joining part 1 & 2 will spend the day of the 4th of November in Ein Kidd.

PART 2: EIN KID to ST. KATHERINE, 12 DAYS – 05.11/16.11.2022
Specifically, the below is included in this trip:

1. Minibus and Jeep transfer from the city of Dahab to Ein Kidd in the early morning of the 4th of November. 
2. 12 days of hiking from the 5th till the 16th of November, including Bedouin guides, cameleers/pick-up for baggage, support crew on-trail, permission fees,
3. 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water & Bedouin tea. The first day, the 4th November, includes only lunch and dinner.
4. 1 night accommodation in twin rooms with private bathroom in St. Katherine, Fox Camp  on the 16th November plus an evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
Please note that the 4th of November is a travelling day. There might be only an hour walk from the village of Ein Kidd, where the Jeep will arrive, to the Oasis.  The hike will start in the morning of the 5th November.

PART 3: ST. KATHERINE to SERABIT EL KHADEM, 14 DAYS – 19.11/02.12.2022
Specifically, the below is included in this trip:

1. 1 night accommodation in twin rooms with private bathroom in St. Katherine, Fox Camp on the 18th of November plus an evening meal and breakfast the following morning. 
2. 14 days of hiking from the 19th of November till the 2nd of December including Bedouin guides, cameleers/pick-up for baggage, support crew on-trail, permission fees,
3. 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water & Bedouin tea.
4. Accommodation in single hut in Serabit el Khadem, Barakat Camp on the 2nd of December plus an evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
Barakat camp is a basic Bedouin camp with simple rooms and communal bathrooms.
5. Transfer from Serabit el Khadem to Abu Zenima in the morning after breakfast of the 3rd of December.
Hikers joining part 3 & 4 will spend the day of the 3rd December in Barakat Camp.
NOT included: private transfers from Abu Zenima to the desire location (Sharm, Cairo, etc) 

PART 4 – SERABIT EL KHADEM to NUWEIBA, 12 DAYS – 04.12/15.12.2022
Specifically, the below is included in this trip:

1. Accommodation in single hut in Serabit el Khadem, Barakat Camp on the 3rd December plus an evening meal and breakfast the following morning.
2. 12 days of hiking from the 4th till the 15th December including Bedouin guides, cameleers/pick-up for baggage, support crew on-trail, permission fees,
3. 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinking water & Bedouin tea.
4. Accommodation in twin room in Nuweiba, Habiba Farm & Lodge on the 15th December plus an evening meal and breakfast the following morning.  Drinks are not included. 
NOT included: private transfers from any location (Sharm, Cairo, etc) to Serabit el Khadem.

Please note that the price ONLY includes what is listed above: anything extra like transfer to/from the starting/finishing point of the trail, food and accommodation before/after the trip, hiking gear etc. are NOT included.

HOW CAN I JOIN?

First of all, please remember this is a wilderness trip. You will walk a long way from settlements. There will be no toilets, beds or easy conveniences. We will walk & live the Bedouin way; sleeping in the sands, under the big desert skies, eating food cooked on a fire. If you’re not used to it, this can be difficult; but there are many things to love about it too. 

To join email sinaitrailenquiries@gmail.com answering the Qs below in full.
0. Name and Family Name
1. Which PART would you like to join?
2. Nationality & Date of Birth
3. Mobile number (+ WhatsApp if possible)
4. Place of residence
5. Facebook profile (if any)
6. Fitness. Please tell us about your current lifestyle and level of fitness: how physically fit would you say you are on a scale of 1-5 (5 = the best, a total pro).
7. Hiking experience. Please tell us a bit about your existing hiking experience – e.g. have you hiked in the Sinai before? If so, where? Have you ever done a multi-day trek, and how long did it last? How often do you hike and when was the last time you hiked? Do you have any experience in any other outdoor activity, like scrambling, rock climbing etc?
8.  How regularly do you exercise & what are your favourite activities e.g. walking, jogging, workouts?
9. What weight class best describes you from the following: a: 60-70kg b: 70-80kg c: 80-90kg d: 90-100kg e: 100-120kg f: 120kg +? How tall are you?
10. Do you have any health conditions/ injuries that could be relevant on a long remote mountain hike? E.g. asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, allergies, mental health conditions of any kind etc? Could any of these be aggravated over a 12 day hike far from medical help in the wilderness? 
11. Why do you want to hike the Sinai Trail? Do you have a special goal? Is it the challenge, solitude, or adventure? Or the chance of meeting new people or just seeing more of Egypt?
12. What is your COVID 19 vaccination status?
13. Are you willing to take a COVID 19 test in the 24/48 hours before the hike?
 
Thanks & we’re looking forward to welcoming you!