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CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN
Sparkling like diamonds

Crystal Mountain, Egypt


Crystal Mountain, Egypt

Crystal Mountain, Egypt


The name "mountain" is result of Arabic speakers using the word for mountain also for formations that are really small. The Crystal Mountain is not really a mountain, rather a rock or ridge.
But "crystal" is a correct description, and a stop here is definitely worth the time. Resembling the crystals of the Superman movies, the quartz crystals manage to fascinate most visitors. Although you should not break off crystals from the rock, there are plenty of loose crystals spread around on the ground. Walking away from the most frequented parts, there are crystal lumps as big as footballs.
There is also a natural arch here, man-high.

Crystal Mountain, Egypt

Practicalities
There are no settlements, so people coming out here do it as part of an organized trip. The organizers will provide for all practicalities, unless otherwise has been agreed upon. Hotels, restaurants and tour operators are in Bahariya or Farafra.

Going Next
90 km southwest: Farafra
45 km south: White Desert
10 km east: Agabat
110 km northeast: Black Desert
160 km northeast: Bahariya

Crystal Mountain, Egypt




By Tore Kjeilen