Approachable on foot from the town of St. Katherine, Jebel Abbas Basha is located in the centre of the high mountains with stunning views all around, to the mountain ranges, the lowlands and to the town of St. Katherine with Mt. Sinai (Jebel Musa). The unfinished palace of Abbas Pasha is on top, its massive walls still stand firm. The best time to visit is either early in the morning or before sunset. Next to the black massif of Jebel Abbas Basha stands the massive red granite dome of Jebel Abu Mahashir. Hidden in it is the secluded green basin of Farsh Abu Mahshur. Climbing Jebel Abbas Basha is a moderate trek: steep climbs, but good path. However, reaching Farsh Abu Mahashur involves some scrambling and the path is a bit difficult.
Other names/spellings: Mt., Mount, Jabal, Gebel, Gabal, Djebel, Djabal – Abbas Pasha, Abas Basha, Abbass Basha
- Jebel Abbas Basha: black volcanic mountain with an unfinished stone palace.
- Jebel Abu Mahashur: a red granite mountain standing together with Jebel Abbas Basha, harbouring a secluded little basin.
- Wadi Zawatin area: the main route from town, including El Ehded, Wadi Zawatin, El Ziri and the two basins known as Farsh Zaq.
- El Ziri: the upper end of the Wadi Zawatin area, with an ancient garden and two springs.
- Farsh Zaq (lower): a little basin above Wadi Zawatin, with a reservoir.
- Sharafat el Iskikriya: the saddle between Jebel Abbas basha and Jebel Somra, separating the Wadi Zawatin area from Wadi Tinya. The main route to Jebel Abbas basha.
- Wadi Tinya: a long and wide wadi with Bedouin orchards, draining to Wadi Shaq Tinya at Kharazet el Shaq.
- Farsh Dgemiyet: a big flat granite basin with rock hills in the middle, on the way from Sharafet el Iskikriya to Wadi Jibal.