The Sinai isn’t always thought of as a land of mountains. Beyond Mount Sinai – one of the world’s holiest peaks – a lot of folks imagine it to be a vast lowland of wide, sweeping desers. Make no mistake though: the Sinai DOES have mountains. Hundreds of them. Giants whose peaks gaze over the Red Sea to both Africa and Asia; and that have inspired some of the most influential legends ever told. This is one of the Middle East’s great mountain wildernesses. But it still remains little-known, at least to the outside world. The mountains here are as little-trodden as they are beautiful and the opportunity for discovery is still rich; which is as much as anything – I think – why it’s so exciting.
SOUTH SINAI is where the mountains are; most of them, anyway. North Sinai does have mountains; but they’re lower, isolated summits. So this blog is about South Sinai, at least for now. When I think about South Sinai, I divide it into FOUR areas. Click on the pics below to find more about each.
HIGH MOUNTAIN REGION
THE DEEP SOUTH