Trip to Egypt and
Hiking in Gebel Musa 2284m
A trip to Cairo, Alexandria,
Cruise on Nile and Sinai
19/2/2010 - 28/2/2010
|Gebel Musa 2284m
19/02/2010: Early in the morning me and Thalia drove
from Elati to Athens airport. About noon we were in Cairo. We spent the
day with walks on the riverside of Nile.
20/02/2010: On our second day we visited the archaeological
museum of Cairo, where the treasures of Tutaghamon are. After that we
visited the great pyramids and also the famous sphinx. In the afternoon
we visited Han el Halil bargain.
21/02/2010: By bus we reached Alexandria where we visited
Kavafi's house, the Greek Patriarchate and also the very famous and unique
Library. Late in the afternoon we were in Cairo were we spent the night.
22/02/2010: By plane we reached Aswan where we visited
its famous Dam. In the evening we did a long walk with the camels and
also a beautiful boating on the Nile.
23/02/2010: In the morning we cruise in the Nile and
we reach Comombo. We visit the Temple of God Crocodile, Sobek. Afterwards,
we went to Edfu where we visit the most well standing temple in Egypt
(Temple of God Chorus).
24/02/2010: In the morning we were at Luxor where we
visited Karnack's temple that has 134 parvis. Then by bus we visited on
the west cost, the Kings valley that has over 60 graves of Kings, among
them is the one of Toutaghamon. We also visited the burial temple of Hatsepsut
and Memnons coliseum
25/02/2010: We woke up at 4:00 because we were flying
at 6:30 from Luxor to Cairo. By bus from Cairo and after several hours
we were at the Sinai chersonese. We spent the night at the hostel of St
26/02/2010: At 3:00 in the night I met a tourist from
England and the Italian group in the hostel entrance. Together with the
Bedouin we start trekking in the night following the easy camel's route.
The path is like dirty road and in crossing the valley. The friends were
trek very slow such I left faster alone. Very soon I pass a huge Japanese
group and I met the 4 Czech friends. With the 4 Czechs we travel together
the previous day from Cairo to Santa Katerina. We continue together but
we reach the summit of Gebel Musa 2284m at 5:30, much earlier than the
sun rise. The mountain was covered by fresh icy snow and there are many
Bedouin's huts where they selling tea biscuits etc on the way. Because
it was very cold with strong winds on the summit we return little lower
and we stay inside of a hut to have a tea, until the sun rise. Later we
climb up to the summit to enjoin the beautiful sun rise. We return from
the real Muse path which is passing from Elijah's spring and crossing
the rocky gorge direct is going to the monastery, where I arrive at 8:30.
Together with Thalia we visit the Monastery of Santa Katerina and at noon
we walk to the village about 5 Km far from the monastery, where we had
lunch. At the afternoon we return back to the monastery where we stay
27/02/2010: About 5:00 in the morning
we woke up because we had to catch the bus to Cairo at 6:00. We were in
Cairo by noon, where we spent the rest of the day.
28/02/2010: We woke up very early and took a taxi to
Cairo s airport. We flew to Athens, where we had left our car. About 18:00
we were back home to Elati.
||Dr. Nikolas Kroupis
Electrical & Computer Eng.
Elati, Trikala, Greece
|Cost of the trip
|Pyramis Travel, Flights, Hotels, Meals, Museums
|Bus ticket Cairo to Sinai
|Double room in Guest House in St. Katherine
|Taxi in center of Cairo
|Total trip cost per person
thank Stergios & Theano Tsardidi for offering this trip
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