Following the incredible success of their first women-only hike last March, led by Um Yasser of the Hamada Tribe, the Sinai Trail is gearing up to run its second culture and walking trip in September, this time alongside the Jebeleya tribe.
From September 20th to the 22nd, female hikers get to join the women of the Jebeleya Tribe in South Sinai as they spend three days exploring their land, their homes, and how these women do life. Despite being led by a tribesman, this hike is focused on connecting women with women, and will see the hikers meet some incredibly fascinating women from the Jebeleya tribe and be hosted in their homes.
Day one will include meeting a herbal medicine doctor, a local Beouin ladies embroidered bag cooperative, Zahra's organic dried fruit shop, and will conclude with a walk up to Wadi Zitouna where the hikers will meet Amriya and explore her mountain garden where they'll be spending the night. Day two will be hiking extensive, up to Wadi Ahmar and over to Wadi Arbaieen before heading to Ramdan's garden where you'll be spending the night alongside his wife and family. You'll also get to meet the females in this family and get a closer look at their lives. The last day starts with a morning spent with a Bedouin lady in her garden before having lunch and heading home.
The hike will cost a total of 2,800 EGP, which includes everything from transportation to food and accommodation. All the registration details are on Sinai Trail's Facebook page.