Trek 14: Along the Guna Plateau
(3-4 days)

The Guna Plateau – or Jebel Guna – is a long flat-topped range running parallel to the St. Katherine road from its “head,” Ras el Guna, all the way to Wadi Ghlim and the Nawamis area. On the other side, separating the range from the Tih Plateau, the long sandy corridor of Wadi Zalaqa runs. From ground level the Guna Plateau doesn’t look any special, it is certainly not like the rugged high mountains or the surrealistic sandstone hills of the sandy plains. But it does have surprises for those who are willing to explore its top. Shallow basins form a complex labyrinth, you can see them layer by layer like on a contour map. They drain to dramatic-looking, sudden, deep gullies, and from the rim of the plateau you have stunning views on different areas.

Read more: Jebel Guna.


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Trek photos

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waypoint 01: Shegera

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waypoint 02: mouth of Shegera Canyon

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waypoint 03: path to Jebel Guna

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waypoint 04: rim of the plateau

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waypoint 05: view down on Shegera near junction

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waypoint 06: nosra

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waypoint 07: approaching Naqb Atafi from Wadi Zalaqa

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waypoint 08: top of Naqb Atafi, with the view of Zaraniq and Jebel Dalal

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waypoint 09: Haraba

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waypoint 10: hill top with crystal balls

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waypoint 11: top of Naqb Barq

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waypoint 12: Bier Barq

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waypoint 13: top of pass with view of Wadi Arada

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waypoint 14: Wadi Arada

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waypoint 15: bottom of Naqb Abu Trefiya pass

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waypoint 16: top of pass, basin of Farsh Abu Trefiya

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waypoint 17: top of Naqb Arada

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waypoint 18: bottom of Naqb Arada

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waypoint 19: top of Naqb Abaya

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waypoint 20: bottom of Naqb Abaya

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waypoint 21: Bier Umm Hamata

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waypoint 22: Wadi Umm Hamata – Wadi Ghlim junction

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waypoint 23: top of Naqb Ghlim

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waypoint 24: Wadi Ghlim – Wadi Zalaqa junction