Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza

Before going to Egypt, I thought climbing the Pyramids wasn’t allowed to do because they’re ancient and fragile and have to be protected at all costs. Boy, I was so wrong!

Apparently, you can climb the Pyramid as high as you can—that is, if you can find your way to the top. Well, you aren’t allowed to climb in all three but in only one: The Pyramid of Khafre (or the middle Pyramid). Somewhere, I read warning signs, “No Climbing” but only in certain areas of the said Pyramid. Nearby, guards are watching people go up and down the steps. And if they think you’ve gone high and far, they’ll remind you to stop and come down.

But, then, you know…there are those who ignore the warning signs. Sometimes, it’s fun to break the rules. 😀 So, here are the photos to prove that there are, indeed, people climbing the Great Pyramids of Egypt. 

Do you see all these local tourists? They’re all going straight to the Pyramid of Khafre.

Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

This is the Pyramid of Khafre. Most people call it “the middle pyramid.”

Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).
Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).

As you can see, the right side has people climbing on the steps, but the left side is empty. Because this Pyramid is crowded, some camels here are for rent -for that perfect photo opportunity you’ve been longing for.

Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

And oh, be aware of aggressive hawkers and scammers who won’t stop following and bothering you.

Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).
Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).

To avoid these people, do not stop when they start talking to you. You will know they’re up for something when the conversation starts with something you’ve heard 10 or 20 steps before.

As you can see, people are in different spots, trying to get that perfect shot for their Facebook or Instagram!

Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

To each his own pose.

Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).
Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).

They take selfies seriously. 🙂

Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.
Photos of People Climbing the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

The guards are somewhere, watching how far these people would go up.

Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).
Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).

These two are above the rest of us. The view from up there must be really spectacular!

Some are just chilling' out and enjoying the view from up there.
Some are just chilling’ out and enjoying the view from up there.

Of course, I climbed, too! Everyone was doing it, so why would I miss the chance?

Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).
Things to do and see in Cairo (Egypt).

I only went up for 29 steps because a guard was watching below me. 😀

Yes, you can climb the Great Pyramids of Giza!
Yes, you can climb the Great Pyramids of Giza!

From where I was, I looked down at the view of the first Pyramid with Cairo in the background.

Yes, you can climb the Great Pyramids of Giza!
Yes, you can climb the Great Pyramids of Giza!

The first few steps of the climb were quiet easy but as you go higher, finding a step path could be a challenge.

I stayed there for 40 minutes until I felt the sun baking my skin. The whole time, I couldn’t be alone since I was approached countless times by these young high schoolers who wanted to take a photo with me. Imagine a group of 11 boys who wanted to take selfies with you individually? Dang, I felt like a celebrity.

Yes, you can climb the Great Pyramids of Giza!
Yes, you can climb the Great Pyramids of Giza!

How to Save Time and Money in Cairo

Cairo is still cheap, and Egypt is the second cheapest country I’ve ever been to. However, taking public transport is a challenge – crowded and hot. If you’re a solo traveler and you’re up for it, then I recommend you do it. Taxi? Good luck! Either the driver will pretend to take the shorter route or fool you with the meter. Both happened to me. And not to mention lousy driving skills. 😂

On the other hand, if you have little time in Cairo and want so much to explore – join a tour! It’s more informative and hassle-free from harassment in public transport and avoids the scorching heat.

Hostel with a Views of the Pyramids in Giza

If you are on a budget, I recommend three guest houses/accommodations: Giza Pyramids View Guest House, Giza Pyramids Inn, and Comfort Pyramids Inn. All these three guesthouses have views of the pyramids. Jimmy’s Pyramids Views and Marvel Stone Hotel will suit you if you can afford more.



KeepCalmAndWander

A wanderer. A frustrated photographer. Hiker. Lover. Half extrovert, half introvert. Solo traveler.

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