Bedouin Camp 'El Milga'
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Trekking & Tours :
   • Mt. Sinai walks
   • Village tours
   • Mountain trekking
   • Desert safari
   • Mountain-desert combo
   • Rock climbing
   • Mountain garden retreats
   • Yoga and Meditation
   • Religious Sites
   • Events, entertainment

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Mountain Tours Office, Sheikh Mousa
St. Catherine, El Milga
South Sinai EGYPT

Mobile: 0100 641 3575 (Salah)
and 0100 688 0820 (Sheikh Mousa)
Phone: (002) 69 3470 457
Fax: (002) 69 3470 042


'Mountain Tours Office' & 'Bedouin Camp and Guesthouse'

Sheik Mousa and Sheik Mousa

The Bedouins of the Gebeliya Tribe - 'the people of the mountains' - are descendants of European Macedonians, who were sent to Saint Katherine by emperor Justinian to protect the monastery. The Gebeliya (Jebeliya) have lived in the high mountains of Sinai, since the sixth century AD.

When hiking tourism began, problems also occurred in St. Catherine. Bedouins who spoke the best English were taking all the guide work and the ones that didn't speak a foreign language were left with nothing. To solve this problem, Sheikh Mousa proposed to create one office to deal with all the treks. With the whole tribe's agreement, trekking in the mountain is now organised through this office. In this way, jobs are delegated on a rotating basis, spreading the work evenly among all of Saint Catherine's guides.

With just one phone call, the guides, the camels and the cooks can be ready for a trek through the magnificent Sinai mountains. The tribe feels very comfortable with this system, because everybody is employed which in turn means they can preserve their traditional way of life.

Your Bedouin guide will help you discover the natural beauty and experience the unique culture of our very special region.

See you soon at Bedouin Camp and Guesthouse in St. Catherine, South Sinai, Egypt !

DAHAB SPECIALS: 3 and 4 nights in St. Catherine, including accommodation, trek and Bedouin Bus transport.
Find out more by checking our brochures here (pdf): 3 days / 4 days


Mt. Sinai walks

Mt. Sinai - Safsafa walk / 2 days

The best way to see this Holy mountain at both sunset and sunrise is to sleep in Elijah's Basin... See details

Village tours

Hike and Handicraft / 1 day

Learn the local handicraft from the Bedouin women; discover the culture and create your own small sugar bag... See details

Mountain trekking

The Palace of Abbas Pasha and the pool of Galt el Azraq / 4 days

Wadis, mountain vistas and a natural waterpool... See details

Desert safari

Desert Safari and Mt.Sinai /4 days

Return trip from the coast, including the desert highlights and Mt. Sinai... See details

Mountain-desert combo

10-day trekking and desert safari

The first part of this program is a trek in the mountains, the a second a jeep ride and then a walk in the desert... See details

Rock climbing

Base camp at Jebel Ansila

This mountain can either be visited on a day-trip or we can set up a base camp at the foot in one of the gardens... See details

Mountain garden retreats

Secret gardens walk / 3 days

We will vist the hidden jems of the mountains, secluded gardens... See details

Yoga and Meditation

Farsh Rolf and Jebel Safsafa

Secluded basins with many ancient Orthodox chapels and views down on the surrounding wadis...
See details

Religious Sites

The Chapel of Climacos / 1 day

An Orthodox chapel in beautiful Wadi Itlah next to the cave where St. John the Ladder spent 40 years in solitude... See details

Events, entertainment

Bedouin Party in the Blue Desert

The Blue Desert is a short ride away and where, shortly before sunset, you will reach open plains with boulders painted blue... See details

We can also tailor-make a program to suit your needs - please contact us.
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