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Ain Khudra

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Ain Khudra

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worldnomad_01 wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California854 contributions842 helpful votes
We stopped in Ain Khudra for a cup of tea, on the way from Wadi Rum to Wadi Mara. The oasis itself is not an attractive place: just a few shabby huts and tents on a quite dirty ground, proof of local habitation and perhaps a larger than usual tourist traffic. Once you get here, a few of the local ladies will surround you and try to convince you to buy some locally made necklaces, bracelets, small bags suitable for carrying a mobile phone, small rugs, etc. However, before getting to Ain Khudra and upon leaving it, the desert landscape is uniquely beautiful and different than all other deserts you may have visited, making the trip here very much worth it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Brun066 wrote a review Oct 2019
Florence, Italy9,994 contributions1,028 helpful votes
According to tradition, the oasis of Ain Khudra could coincide with the place mentioned several times in the Old Testament as "Hazeroth", and connected with the forty-year permanence of the Jewish people in the Sinai Peninsula. But of all this, of course, there are no - or even possible - on-site tests. For us the oasis was simply the place of passage and overnight stay, between the fourth and fifth day of our trek along the "Sinai Trail". How everything is relative! After four days of walking in uninhabited places, this oasis seemed to us like a small metropolis. Yet, as far as we are told, only three families still reside here; nor do they do so permanently. The oasis is based - obviously - on an outcrop of groundwater. We were shown the cave where the water emerges; but we were also told that in the past the water overflowed from the cave, while now it is far from doing it, because the level of the groundwater has lowered: more water is consumed than what the water table provides, first of all to irrigate the orchards (without engines, but with the principle of the hydraulic siphon). Final notation: in the twelve days of our Sinai trail, this was the only place where we could enjoy a (however veeery basic) shower.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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meditation camp nuweiba ras shitan wrote a review Feb 2018
Nuweiba, Egypt12 contributions
It's many canine around we go there to hiking and rest in ain khudra call meditation camp ras shitan they will arrange everything for your safe and great trip
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Geoff W wrote a review May 2017
Queanbeyan, Australia143 contributions20 helpful votes
We started from one direction where we descended into the valley, had lunch at the oasis and ascended through a much narrower canyon, ending with a rope climb out. It was a fantastic experience. The scenery was spectacular. The climbing was occasionally precarious but not too bad. We loved our day, it was well worth the effort.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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Parosite wrote a review Apr 2017
Paros, Greece141 contributions238 helpful votes
We visited with Dahab Safari Daytours and this excursion was probably the best we did during our entire time in Sinai, combining off road driving and a decent amount of hiking through spectacular varied desert environments. After an hour´s drive from Dahab we arrived at the entrance point to the White Canyon. At first I was a bit apprehensive when I discovered the descent involved ropes and ladders, but despite my weight and vertigo it proved to be fairly easy. The canyon is pretty deep and narrow in places, one of the most scenic we saw in Sinai. To walk down to Ain Khudra took less than 2 hours and was highly enjoyable on a cold January day (might be quite different during the hot season). We had a long lunch break at the oasis and the Bedouin food and tea were excellent. The contrast between the lush vegetation and the surrounding moonscape was breath-taking. Weirdly shaped Mushroom Rock makes for a cool photo stop. After that we walked up the small coloured canyon. While it is less dramatic, the eroded canyon walls in many different shades of red and yellow were definitely worth seeing. Our driver used genuine Paris-Dakar style in the desert. Great fun and bruised buttocks guaranteed!
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Date of experience: January 2017
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