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 Shaq, Jebel Naja.


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: the saddle, Sharafat el Iskikriya

waypoint 11: Wadi Tinya

waypoint 12: plateau edge

waypoint 13: Wadi Abu Tuweita

waypoint 14: Wadi Sagar top

waypoint 15: Wadi Sagar – Wadi Tinya junction

waypoint 16: open area

waypoint 17: top of pass

waypoint 18: junction, leopard trap

waypoint 19: Jebel Naja summit

waypoint 20: spring, almond

waypoint 21: Kharazet el Shaq

waypoint 22: Wadi Shaq Tinya lower end

waypoint 23: Ubugiya

waypoint 24: Abu Seila

waypoint 25: Dr Ahmed’s garden

waypoint 26: Orthodox church

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

waypoint 28: Wadi Quweiz, town

waypoint 29: El Freish

waypoint 30: Monastery of Cosmas and Damianos

waypoint 31: Husseins’ garden, Sid Daud

waypoint 32: Naqb el Raheb

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