Day 7 – St. Katherine: Hike or Jeep to Ecolodge
This morning, you have the opportunity to climb the stairs to Mt. Sinai’s peak again to admire the sunrise. After breakfast, you will descend the mountain via the 3,000 “Steps of Repentance.” From there, you have the option of embarking on a 3-4 hour trek through the stunning valleys to the Al Karm Ecolodge. For those not up for more hiking, you can take a one hour jeep ride to the lodge in late afternoon.
The Al Karm Ecolodge is situated in the beautiful surroundings of Wadi Gharaba near Sheikh Awaad, the traditional route to the Monastery of St. Katherine. The ecolodge focuses on the principles of simplicity and minimal environmental impact, as there is no electricity, but it has solar-heated showers, sanitary compost toilets, and a modest kitchen with dining facilities.