Egypt, Hurghada Eastern Desert Mountain Range Exploration

Genuine Exploration of the great eastern desert

Difficulty: Recruit

Egypt, Hurghada Eastern Desert Mountain Range Exploration

Genuine Exploration of the great eastern desert

Live deep within the Eastern Arabian Desert and climb virgin peaks in the untouched Red Sea Mountain Ranges.

IN 2009 our Ascent team led the first organised expedition dedicated to unlocking this landscape.

Since then we have continued to run successful operations amongst this vast terrain, still only scratching the surface.

Taking part in this unique exploration, you’ll have influence on objectives set in the field, backed up by our experienced and professional team.

Below you’ll find a video taken on a recent Red Sea Mountain Range exploration that gives you just a little taste of the experience. It’s really one you can’t afford to miss.

Upcoming Dates

Below you'll find a list of upcoming expeditions, with the number of places still available, the total cost and the deposit required to secure a place. Should no expeditions be available, please contact us to see what we can do for you. Bespoke personally tailored expeditions can also be accommodated.
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Requirements & Technicality

We require all undertaking this expedition to be at basic level of fitness. We advise some cardio-vascular training such as running, cycling and some gym work. Previous trekking would also be useful but not necessary. We can provide expedition training and conditioning throughout the UK. Please visit our training pages for further details.

This expedition is a great introduction to mountaineering. Expect long multi-day hikes with mixed grade scrambling, moving as part of a roped team where necessary. Hiking and scrambling experience would be useful, but is not necessary. You will be guided through the essential skills once there.

Feel free to call us for advise.

Image Gallery

Our Photographer And Photography
Ascent Explorers photographer joins us on many of our UK tours and training programs to capture group images through the program duration. A selection of images are shared on social media sites such as Facebook (please inform us if you individually prefer this not to happen) Digital copies, prints are available upon request.
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Day 01: Arrival at Hurghada Airport, Egypt.

  • Arrival at Hurghada airport, Egypt.
  • Meet and greet.
  • Transfer to hotel in Hurghada.
  • Stay overnight.

Day 02: Transfer Off-Road by 4×4 Transport in to the Desert Interior.

  • Early start.
  • Load vehicles.
  • Travel off road into the desert interior with 4×4 transport teams.
  • Stop at sunrise for breakfast and to link up with full complement of support.
  • Exploration commences.

Exploration Days

  • From day 2 to 6 daily activities will be chosen by all participants and led by our experienced UK mountain guides and native Bedouin support teams.
  • From day to day we will search, trek, climb and summit untouched routes, mountains and rock walls as chosen by the group.

Day 07: Transfer Off-Road by 4×4 Transport to Hotel.

  • Return to Hurghada and the hotel by off road 4×4 transport.
  • Time to relax around the pool, optional *quad biking, snorkelling in the Red Sea, or shopping in town.
  • Evening farewell sit down meal and drinks in Hurghada.
  •  Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 08: Transfer to Hurghada Airport.

  • Transfer to Hurghada airport.
  • Return home.


The amazing fact about the location of Hurghada situated on the west coast of the Red sea  is that you can escape into the wild in a blink of an eye, to the East you have the Red Sea and the the West you have the great Eastern Desert stretching out for thousands of miles.

Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a main tourist center and second largest city (after Suez) in Egypt located on the Red Sea coast.

The city was founded in the early 20th century, and since the 1980s has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading seashore resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for sailboarders, yachtsmen, scuba divers and snorkelers.

Hurghada stretches for about 36 kilometres (22 mi) along the seashore, and it does not reach far into the surrounding desert.

Flights & Travel Information

Ascent Explorers understands what adventure travel is all about, which is why we are proud to partner with a specialist team of travel consultants for great deals on flights to all destinations. We work hard to bring you the best flight routes and tickets, accommodation, travel passes, tours, volunteer placements - the works. Quite simply Ascent is your travel agency; you can shoot any question to our dedicated travel manager and we'll be sure to steer you in the right direction. Along with all the advice that we can offer; there are a few other reasons to book with us:

  • Unrivalled product knowledge and expertise.
  • Passionate about travel – we will do everything they can to create your perfect travel experience.
  • We promise to offer you the best airfare solution to suit your needs.
  • 24 hour emergency assistance helpline.
  • Access to 'Travel Butler', a service which offers you support whilst you are travelling by providing:
    • One point of contact – we provide your very own Personal Travel Advisor wherever you may be.
    • Free help and advice on ticket date and reschedule changes (free of charge revalidation of ticket where possible).
  • Part of a $12billion organisation that offers you security and utilises global buying power to save you money.

To book your flights or to discuss your requirements, please call our dedicated flight account manager, Ellie Gilmore on 0808 260 9953.

Expedition Checklist

Discounted Equipment Hire

Ascent Explorers have teamed up with Outdoor Hire to provide the hire of top quality equipment at the most affordable prices.

To hire all or any of the kit list for this expedition from the Outdoor Hire website, please click here.

Make sure you use our exclusive discount code AEXOH966 for an additional 10% saving.

Services Included

  • Transfers between airport-hotel-mountain
  • Hotel rooms in Hurghada
  • Daily 4×4 off-road transport, fuel and dedicated drivers
  • All meals and drinks during the tour (excluding alcohol)
  • Experienced UK climbing guide & expedition leader
  • Local support staff
  • Vehicles to transport luggage, supplies and camps
  • Food, cooking kit and gas

Services Excluded

  • International flights & taxes
  • UK transfers
  • Personal climbing equipment & clothing
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance
  • Charges for any additional services

Prices, Booking and Terms & Conditions

The total cost for this expedition is £895 and a deposit of £275 is required to secure your place. For further information concerning our Terms and Conditions, bookings and cancellations, please refer to our Terms and Conditions page (Opens in new window).

Need help? Call: 0208 500 3323 or 07967 589289 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm GMT)

Participation & Accuracy Statement

Ascent Explorers recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement. Although it is our intention to operate this itinerary as printed, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of flight schedules, climatic conditions, limitations of infrastructure or other operational factors. As a consequence, the order or location of overnight stops and the duration of the day may vary from those outlined. You should be aware that some events are beyond our control and we would ask for your patience.

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