Trek 6: The Wadi Tinya circuit
(1-3 days)

The smaller of the high mountain circuits, this trek can be added to the previous treks, but can also be done alone in 1-2 days. If you add Jebel Naja, count on an extra day. Doing the circuit starting from the town of St. Katherine via the Abu Jeefa pass, it is an easy-moderate trek, as the climb is gradual and at the end you descend in long and steep Wadi Shaq Tinya instead of climbing up in it. If you don’t want something too strenuous and too long, but at the same time would like to see the real high mountains, this is the right trek.

Read more: Kharazet el ShaqJebel Naja.


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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: the saddle, Sharafat el Iskikriya

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waypoint 11: Wadi Tinya

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waypoint 12: plateau edge

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waypoint 13: Wadi Abu Tuweita

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waypoint 14: Wadi Sagar top

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waypoint 15: Wadi Sagar – Wadi Tinya junction

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waypoint 16: open area

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waypoint 17: top of pass

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waypoint 18: junction, leopard trap

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waypoint 19: Jebel Naja summit

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waypoint 20: spring, almond

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waypoint 21: Kharazet el Shaq

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waypoint 22: Wadi Shaq Tinya lower end

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waypoint 23: Ubugiya

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waypoint 24: Abu Seila

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waypoint 25: Dr Ahmed’s garden

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waypoint 26: Orthodox church

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waypoint 27: Wadi Itlah – Wadi Tala – Wadi Quweiz junction

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waypoint 28: Wadi Quweiz, town

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waypoint 29: El Freish

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waypoint 30: Monastery of Cosmas and Damianos

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waypoint 31: Husseins’ garden, Sid Daud

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waypoint 32: Naqb el Raheb