About Saint catherine
Sinai is completely safe to spend your trip
In the highest region in Egypt, the city of Saint Catherine is located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level. It is surrounded by mountains in all directions, the highest of which is Mount Saint Catherine, and then it is followed by Jabal Abbas Pasha and Jabal Musa. It is decorated with snow in winter with a white robe with a very picturesque view and a moderate temperature in summer. A nature reserve with a very important historical and religious status.
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Q- Is Sinai safe to spend our trip ?
A- In order to answer this question, we must differentiate between South Sinai and North Sinai, which time between them is 12 hours, traveling by car. South Sinai means Sharm el-Sheikh, the city of peace, and Dahab and St. Catherine, which has the oldest monastery in Egypt, where we wander, so we consider far enough from the place where there were some problems before It is North Sinai, but we advise you to get adequate advice from your government, your friends and some people you know who have previously gone on Sharm El Sheikh Hiking or Dahab safari or Hiking Tour.
Q - How will we sleep and spend the nights during the trip ?
A- We will sleep during our trip in some places in small rooms in the used camping gardens, and some days we will use tents and sleep inside the tent inside the existing garden, and every time there will be a comfortable place to sleep.
Q - How will food, meals and water be organized during the trip ?
A- The food will be available if you are a vegetarian or eat everything, and it will be organized before your presence, and the camel will carry breakfast and dinner. It will be prepared in the place where the camping takes place, and lunch will be shared. Examples of food that will be present are rice, pasta, soup, mixed vegetables and salad And seasonal fruits.
Water as desired. If you want closed bottles of water, we will bring them throughout the trip, but we use most of the time, pure water springs in the mountains and wells, which we drink from since we were born, and they are completely clean and the water is very pure, and you can use water purification tablets as well.
Q -What is the difficulty of the path we walk ?
A- The paths we walk are always from 10 km to 25 km according to your program. It is different, but it is not very difficult. It is a combination of easy roads in valleys and middle paths between the mountains and some dangerous paths on the tops of the mountains and the middle of the mountains. You must know your physical fitness and the extent of your body’s energy before The trip and you can tell us what you prefer while walking and on this basis we will always give you the best choice.
Q -What do I need to be suitable for the existing paths ?
A- The first thing is that your heart health must be good, and you can walk well for long distances, to be fit by walking. The most important thing is that you should always exercise well and move as high as possible, such as climbing stairs and running. All exercises that make you pant while wearing a bag weighing approximately 10 kg. This will help you very much.
Q -Is there a telephone network during the tour ?
A- There are, but at a few points during the trip, but you must inform friends and family before the trip that there is no network while you are on the trip so that there is no anxiety.
Q -Is there electricity during our trip ?
A- It is a trip through the mountains, it is difficult to have electricity, you must bring a power bank with you or a solar charger.
Q - What if I feel so tired that I cannot continue walking?
A- You must inform the guide as soon as possible and he will help you finish the path as soon as possible and through the nearest exit point from the path. You can also complete the trip sometimes with a very light walk and rest throughout the day or riding a camel .
Q -Possible danger during my trip ?
A- Like any place where there are excursions and paths some bumpy and some dangerous, you should know that there are sometimes paths that must follow the instructions of the guide, we are away from the nearest rescue unit about two days, this makes us strict in the instructions by the guides during the trip so as to create a safe environment with adequate control Supervising the safety of the group. You understand and agree to them prior to the trip and agree to carry out the instructions of the guide during the trip.
Examples of potential risks :1- Stomach disorders : It is the feeling of pain and a feeling of discomfort in the stomach, and despite the multiplicity of health problems that occur in the stomach and cause pain, most of them are simple and the symptoms disappear quickly or by taking medication, as in indigestion or contraction of the abdominal muscles, and for this it must be You have a pain reliever for this.
2- Sunburn : Sunburn is red, sore skin that feels hot to the touch. It usually appears within several hours after excessive exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun and you can avoid this with sunscreen and related conditions by protecting your skin. This is especially important when you are outside, even on cold or cloudy days.
3- Foot blisters : These blisters usually appear in areas that have been damaged, with the aim of forming a cushion that protects the area from additional damage in most cases, and the best way to treat foot blisters is to leave them to heal on their own. Period The following can be done to speed up the healing process:Do not expose the area to any pressure or friction.
Carefully clean the area around the blisters with soap and water.
Cover the area with a clean, dry, breathable pad.
Put a cold source on the area.
Elevate the affected foot on a chair or pillow to reduce blood flow to the affected area.
Not wearing the shoes or socks that caused their appearance.
4-Drought : Dehydration is a common problem in athletes. During sports activity, the body loses water along with some important blood salts such as potassium. Dehydration impedes the physical and mental performance of the athlete at all levels. The risk of dehydration increases in light of the availability of auxiliary factors such as high air temperatures, so the body secretes sweat to maintain the body temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, and you can avoid this by keeping drinking sufficient water constantly.
5-Low body temperature : You feel a drop in temperature when your body loses heat faster than it produces it, and your body temperature drops below 95 F (35 C). If left untreated, it can be life-threatening.
It usually occurs as a result of exposure to cold weather or immersion in cold water. It can also occur with continuous exposure to indoor temperatures below 50 F (10 C). You may also be at greater risk when you feel tired or dehydrated.
Signs and symptoms of hypothermia usually appear slowly and can include:
Shivering, although it may stop as the body temperature drops
slurred speech or mumbling
Rapid and weak breathing
ataxia, or poor balance
Feeling drowsy or weak
Confusion or memory loss
The skin is bright red and cool (in infants)
Gently move the person away from the cold. If they cannot enter the home, wrap the person in a blanket, especially around the neck and head. Isolate the person from the cold ground.
Gently dispose of wet clothing. Replace wet items with warm, dry sheets or a blanket.
When more heating is needed, warm it up gradually. For example, apply warm, dry compresses to the center of the body, neck, chest, and groin. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests another option is to use an electric blanket when available. If you are using bottles filled with hot water or as a hot chemical, first wrap them in a towel before using them.
Offer the person warm, sweet, non-alcoholic drinks.
If the person has no signs of life, such as breathing, coughing or movement, begin CPR.