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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You can click waypoints marked with a green camera symbol to see a photo taken at, near or of the given location.

Trek photos

waypoint 01: Abu Jeefa bottom, Ein Tufaha

waypoint 02: Abu Jeefa top

waypoint 03: Islibet

waypoint 04: Ein Shkaya

waypoint 05: Wadi Shaq – Wadi Tubuq junction

waypoint 06: Wadi Tubuq, mulberry tree

waypoint 07: El Ehded

waypoint 08: Wadi Zawatin

waypoint 09: El Ziri

waypoint 10: gully leading to gap

waypoint 11: view inside from top of gully

waypoint 12: inside the basin

waypoint 13: the view from the look-out point

waypoint 14: flat top

waypoint 15: top of climb

waypoint 16: junction

waypoint 17: the view from the palace of Abbas Pasha

waypoint 18: the saddle, Sharafat el Iskikriya

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