Trek 8: Starting from St. Katherine or Mt. Katharina (1-2 days)

Wadi Zawatina and Nasb are the two main gateways to the region’s attractions, the first leading to Jebel Umm Shaumar and Wadi Isla, the second to the oasis of Ein Kid. You could actually make a big circuit, starting via one of these routes and finishing via the other. Wadi Zawatina and Nasb are often approached by car, which might be a good option if you want to save a day. You could also walk to Wadi Zawatina, either from the town of St. Katherine or from the top of Mt. Katharina, but both ways the first day is involves quite uneventful stretches. The walking route to Nasb from St. Katherine via Wadi Abu Ksheib is more interesting.


You can click waypoints marked with a green camera symbol to see a photo taken at, near or of the given location. You can also view all related trek photos.

Trek photos

08-01-south

waypoint 01: Wadi Sheikh – Wadi Isbaiya junction

08-02-south

waypoint 02: Namena area

08-03-south

waypoint 03: Wadi Sdud

08-04-south

waypoint 04: Seil Rotok

08-05-south

waypoint 05: Mt Katherine, old army road

08-06-south

waypoint 06: bottom of pass

08-07-south

waypoint 07: National Park station

08-08-south

waypoint 08: Wadi Zawatina

08-09-south

waypoint 09: Wadi Malazz – Wadi Nasb junction

08-10-south

waypoint 10: Nasb settlement

08-11-south

waypoint 11: Wadi Sdud junction

08-12-south

waypoint 12: top of Naqb Dirwa

08-13-south

waypoint 13: well at beginning of Wadi Abu Ksheib

08-14-south

waypoint 14: bottom of pass in Wadi Abu Ksheib

08-15-south

waypoint 15: bottom of pass at cemetery in Nasb