You can’t miss the Steps of Repentance when you climb Mt Sinai (aka Moses Mountain). It’s a steep climb that would really make you think to repent all your sins – unless if you’re an atheist who’ll probably think it’s just another tourist scam. 😀
There are two authorized walking / climbing trails to Moses Mountain. On our way up there, we thread the Camel Trail early in the morning. And on our way down, we took the Steps of Repentance Trail that ended in St. Catherine’s Monastery, the world’s oldest monastery that is still occupied until today.
Whether you’re religious or spiritual or non-believer, Mt. Sinai has its own way of charming and leaving you an impression that you’d never forget too soon.
Travel Tip: If you want to ascend and descend Mt. Sinai via the Steps of Repentance, make sure to find the right tour agency to book with. Most travel agencies choose to ascend via the Camel Trail and descend via the Steps of Repentance to make sure that everyone will finish the climb and reach the summit. There are those who mount the Steps of Repentance but had to go back due to difficulty of the climb. So, if you’re not used to physical activities, you better know what trail is good for you.