Egypt | Dahab Climbing
Unlock Sinai's Secrets: Adventure, Culture, and History Await!VIEW DATES
Experience the Magic of a Legendary Land, where the perfect blend of thrilling outdoor adventures, rich local culture, and ancient history awaits. Our extraordinary program in Egypt will take you on an unforgettable journey from the stunning seashores to the majestic mountains, unveiling the hidden treasures of the Sinai region. Here, you'll walk in the footsteps of history, as some of the most epic chapters of the ancient world were etched into this remarkable landscape. Our program in Sinai offers a diverse array of activities, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this stunning region. 1. Sport Climbing: You'll have the chance to climb the impressive rock formations of Sinai, a climber's paradise with routes suitable for various skill levels. From crags to multi-pitch climbs, the options are endless. 2. Bouldering: For those who prefer ground-level challenges, Sinai also boasts excellent bouldering spots. Test your problem-solving skills and strength amidst the captivating desert landscapes. 3. Camping with Bedouins: Experience the timeless hospitality of the Bedouin people by spending nights in traditional desert camps. Share stories around a campfire, savor authentic cuisine, and sleep beneath the star-studded Sinai sky. 4. Diving: In Dahab, a coastal town on the Red Sea, you can explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner, the crystal-clear waters here are perfect for underwater adventures. This is not included in the program, but it's an option during the rest day. 5. Kite Surfing and Windsurfing: Dahab is also renowned for its kite surfing and windsurfing conditions. With reliable winds and professional instructors, it's an excellent place to learn or hone your windsurfing skills. This is not included in the program, but it's an option during the rest day.
The Sinai, a hidden gem for climbers
The Sinai Peninsula is a hidden gem for climbers, offering a variety of terrains, from rugged mountains to majestic canyons. The region is renowned for its top-quality granite crags, providing challenges for climbers of all levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, you'll find routes that suit your skill and experience.
Bedouin Culture Immersion
Beyond the climbing, this adventure offers a unique cultural experience by allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the local Bedouin people. The Bedouins have a deep connection with the Sinai Peninsula and have called it home for generations. You'll have the opportunity to interact with them, learn about their traditions, and gain insights into their way of life. This cultural exchange adds a profound layer to your Sinai adventure, offering a glimpse into the traditions, hospitality, and wisdom of the Bedouin culture.
Diverse Outdoor Activities
Sinai is not just about climbing; it's a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Apart from climbing and bouldering, on your rest day you can explore the region's diverse landscapes and engage in a range of outdoor activities. Dahab, in particular, is known for its vibrant underwater world, making it a fantastic destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. The Red Sea's warm, crystal-clear waters are home to a stunning array of marine life and colorful coral reefs. Additionally, Dahab offers excellent opportunities for windsurfing and kite-surfing, thanks to its consistent winds and calm waters.
Your local guide
Timo is a dedicated outdoor enthusiast and engineer who thrives on adventure and has a profound love for nature. As your trusted sport climbing guide in the Sinai region, Timo is not only well-versed in the art of climbing but also possesses an innate ability to connect with the outdoors.
Throughout your expedition, Timo will accompany you to the most breathtaking corners of Sinai, where you'll have the opportunity to delve deep into its enigmatic canyons.
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival to Dahab. The location, often referred to as the "Golden City," is a picturesque coastal town located on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. This charming town is renowned for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning natural beauty, and a wide range of outdoor adventures, making it a popular destination for travelers seeking both relaxation and excitement. Transfer to B&B.
Day 2 - Bouldering & Sport Climbing day Wadi Gnai
Start your day with a traditional Egyptian breakfast at your B&B and a brief overview of the day ahead. Explore Dahab's beautiful beaches in the morning, relax, and enjoy the seaside.
At noon, we'll venture into a nearby canyon for bouldering.
In the evening, savor an authentic Bedouin Dinner featuring slow-cooked lamb and vegetables, a culinary highlight of the trip.
Retreat to your B&B for a peaceful night's rest, ready for more adventures tomorrow.
Day 3 - Sport climbing Day Wadi Gnai Camel canyon
Enjoy a traditional Egyptian breakfast at your B&B, then embark on a day of sport climbing and canyon exploration at Wadi Gnai Camel.
As the day winds down, we'll return to Dahab for a relaxing evening and a restful night's stay.
Day 4 - Rest day in Dahab
On your rest day, take it easy and soak up the charm of Dahab. Lounge on beautiful local beaches, dive into the local culture, and unwind by the Red Sea. If adventure beckons, you can dive into vibrant underwater worlds, try kite surfing or windsurfing, all in Dahab's welcoming waters.
Explore the town, shop at local markets, and savor authentic Egyptian cuisine. Your rest day is a chance to recharge and embrace Dahab's unique blend of relaxation and adventure. This is our ideal way to spend a rest day!
Day 5 - Transfer to monastery St Catherine and approach to bedouin camp
Check out from B&B, transfer to St. Catherine (2-hour Microbus ride), visit the historic St. Catherine's Monastery, embark on a foot journey (400 meters ascent, 3-4 hours for leisure hikers, 1.5 hours for mountain enthusiasts) with camels to transport our gear to the base camp.
Spend the night in a communal tent, thoughtfully arranged by the Bedouins, nestled in a picturesque mountain valley at an elevation of 1900 meters. While there's no running water, a nearby dam often forms a small lake, providing an opportunity for a refreshing swim.
Day 6 - Climbing in Farsh Abu Mahshour
Start your day with a delicious breakfast prepared by the hospitable local Bedouins. Access our detailed area topo online to plan your climbs.
Enjoy trad climbing with various single and multi-pitch options; don't worry, we can set up top ropes, but please note that there are no bolted sports routes available. Immerse yourself in bouldering amidst the stunning boulder field.
As the sun sets, relish a delightful desert dinner under the vast open sky, and spend the night in the serene desert surroundings.
Day 7 - Farsh Abu Mahshour
Start your day with a unique breakfast experience amidst the enchanting desert landscape. Embark on an exciting climbing or hiking adventure, ascending the nearby peak of Jebel Abbas Basha for breathtaking panoramic views.
Begin your descent around noon, soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings. In the evening, savor a delicious dinner hosted by a local Bedouin family in the heart of town, located at the foot of Jebel Rabba; here, you can also enjoy refreshing showers.
At 5:00 PM, prepare for a 3-hour transfer to the airport, arriving at your destination at 8:00 PM.
Transfers and local transport
Accommodation in twin or triple room
Accommodation in bedouin camp
Sport climbing guide
Public liability insurance
What's Not Included
Extra activities during the rest day
Tips for bedouins and climbing guide
Experience Sinai's Adventure Oasis
Embark on an epic adventure amidst Sinai's towering peaks and endless deserts!
Tucked away in Egypt's Sinai Desert lies a haven for adventurers. Known for its legendary landscapes, the Sinai Desert boasts a thrilling playground for climbers and explorers alike. Towering granite walls and breathtaking canyons invite climbers to conquer their heights. Bouldering enthusiasts find solace amidst the enchanting boulder fields.
This desert isn't just about the vertical; its treasures extend beneath the surface with azure waters that invite divers to a vibrant underwater world. When you're not scaling peaks, immerse yourself in the local Bedouin culture, dine under the starlit skies, and explore the historical riches of the region. Sinai, where every moment becomes an epic tale of exploration.
What are the necessary skills to participate in the trip?
It is recommended that you have a V+ level in top rope in the gym. If you also have some leading experience, much better, since you will enjoy the overall experience much more. For bouldering, crushing V15 is not necessary, since the important thing is to have fun regardless of our level.
What is your cancellation policy on this trip?
Is there a minimum number of participants for the trip?
Certainly! The minimum group size is 4 people, so please hold off on purchasing your plane ticket until we confirm the trip. Once the departure is confirmed, we'll send you an email notification, allowing you to proceed with booking your flights.