Jebel Umm Shaumar, the second highest mountain in the Sinai, is a very dramatic looking mountain with amazing views: you can see the coastal plain at El Tur, the Gulf of Suez and across it mainland Egypt. On the other side the whole high mountain region is visible and if the weather is clear you can see the ranges in Saudi Arabia in the distance to the south. Wadi Rumhan, at its base, has seen better days: there are many gardens but they are abandoned and broken. Still it is a convenient place to set up camp as you find water. The ruined ancient Byzantine monastery, Deir Rumhan, is an important archaeological site standing on the side of the wadi.
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