Jebel Abbas Basha is on the main trekking circuits and is easy to reach, but the secluded basin of Farsh Abu Mahashur is rarely visited. On the top of Jebel Abbas Basha there is an unfinished palace built by Abbas Pasha, an Ottoman governor of Egypt. This is one of the few peaks from where the town of St. Katherine and Mt. Sinai are seen together. Farsh Abu Mahashur is a beautiful example of the granite basins characteristic of the area, a green oasis high above the wadis enclosed by steep granite walls.
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