Have you heard of the "Red Sea Mountain Trail Project"? This year its organizers announced they will be increasing the number of participants in their tours. The tour is a remarkable journey through a scenic desert trail that contributes to the local community and cultural awareness of the Red Sea area, here are 10 things to know about this project.
1. The Red Sea Mountain Trail offers walking and mountaineering tours in the desert, and it has seen an increasing number of participants from July to August until the end of the year.
2. The trail spans approximately 170 kilometers and takes around 10 days to complete. It covers famous mountains and valleys with rugged peaks like Jabal Shayeb al-Banat.
3. The valleys along the trail feature emerald green pools formed by rain and torrential waters, creating stunning natural beauty.
4. The tours also include visits to wells and Roman temples, providing a glimpse into the rich historical and cultural heritage of the region.
5. The trail not only offers an adventurous experience but also plays a crucial role in supporting the local Bedouin communities. The Bedouins provide essential services such as transportation and subsistence, creating job opportunities for their communities.
6. The expansion of trips along the trail contributes to the revival of tourism, which is vital for the economic well-being of the Bedouin population in the region.
7. The Red Sea Mountain Trail project has created the first Arabic virtual map, showcasing the areas to be visited along the trail with their original Bedouin names. This adds to the authenticity and cultural significance of the experience.
8. The Time magazine recognized the Red Sea Mountain Trail project as one of the most important tourist attractions in the world in 2019. It has put Egypt on the map for nature enthusiasts and travelers seeking to enjoy the stunning natural landscapes.
9. The trail offers an opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of the region, with breathtaking mountain vistas, unique flora and fauna, and a sense of tranquility in the desert wilderness.
10. Participating in the Red Sea Mountain Trail not only allows visitors to embark on an unforgettable adventure but also contributes to the sustainable development and preservation of the local environment and culture.