Trek 4: Jebel Abbas Basha via Farsh Abu Mahashur (1 day)

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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Trek photos

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waypoint 01: Abu Jeefa bottom, Ein Tufaha

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waypoint 02: Abu Jeefa top

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waypoint 03: Islibet

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waypoint 04: Ein Shkaya

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waypoint 05: Wadi Shaq – Wadi Tubuq junction

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waypoint 06: Wadi Tubuq, mulberry tree

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waypoint 07: El Ehded

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waypoint 08: Wadi Zawatin

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waypoint 09: El Ziri

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waypoint 10: gully leading to gap

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waypoint 11: view inside from top of gully

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waypoint 12: inside the basin

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waypoint 13: the view from the look-out point

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waypoint 14: flat top

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waypoint 15: top of climb

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waypoint 16: junction

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waypoint 17: the view from the palace of Abbas Pasha

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waypoint 18: the saddle, Sharafat el Iskikriya