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Gebel Barkal

400 kilometres north of Khartoum, Sudan
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The mountain and its legend, the pyramids and the temple chamber add up to a great site

We caught the sunset behind the pyramids, did NOT climb the mountain, but were delighted by the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Mary T
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Well worth the effort

Not a really challenging climb, even for the only moderately fit and there are several routes you... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2016
Bubblecat-USA
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Tarrytown, New York
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The temples at the site of ancient Napata, an important royal residence.
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400 kilometres north of Khartoum, Sudan
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

We caught the sunset behind the pyramids, did NOT climb the mountain, but were delighted by the reliefs in the temple chamber, which are spectacular!

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Not a really challenging climb, even for the only moderately fit and there are several routes you can take. The view at the top is spectacular and worth visiting both at sunset and sunrise to see the differences. There are both views of the Temple...More

Thank Bubblecat-USA
Reviewed 19 January 2016

The climb up to Gebel Barkal is not very challenging, although might be tricky as you avoid the sandy patches on your way up. It will take you maybe 10 minutes to go up. The views are magnificent - especially during Sunset! Decent by running...More

Thank magdzilla
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Large field of ruined temples as well as an opportunity to climb the sacred mountain and get an aerial view of the site.

Thank paneb
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The ram heads are made with materials extracted from the famous Tombos caves and have been replaced here while they originally belonged to the Soleb’s temple. At the very bottom of the cliff, which partially collapsed over the temple, lies a room / sanctuary dedicated...More

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I was here in the middle of the day at the hottest time of the year. Regardless, the temple in front of the mountain was really incredible and I loved the pillar with the carved Egyptian goddess Hathor. I didn't climb the mountain (too hot)...More

Thank Budurrwa
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Mount Barkal is one of the most beautiful places you could visit in Sudan. Some people would get a bit tired climbing the mountain but it is worth the climb (Climb Level: Very Easy). You get to see the nile, palm trees and the villages...More

Thank MarillimaSultan
Reviewed 19 October 2014

worth the car trip from Khartoum....hike the mountain preferably at sunrise and enjoy the magnificent view of the Nile and from the valley with his pyramids .....advice is to arrive day before and stay at the boutique hotel nearby ..the Nubian house ...just few hundred...More

Thank Luis A
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Gebel Barkal ( also called Jebel Barkal) is a massive mountain that looms in solitary impressiveness over the Nubian desert and the ruins of a stunning temple. Egyptians and Nubians believed this was the true home of the god Amun and built his temple here....More

3  Thank bobinathens
Reviewed 9 January 2010

jebel barkal is stunning- the simplicity and power of the mountain flanked by the ancient pyramids makes it a truly beautiful, awe-inspiring place

2  Thank cairodeb
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