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"One of my most beautiful trips is already over.
On my first day in Egypt, I felt such a connection to this beautiful country, to the people and the landscape.
I went By car, with my previously unknown group of Dahab into the Sinai desert.
Nadine and Belal Abdusalam of Insight Seekers organized this beautiful journey.
We were also accompanied by our caring Bedouins with 5 camels and a dog.
Every day we walked to another place, where the Bedouins conjured up amazing food with the simplest means. Sometimes we walked in silence, sometimes laughing and sometimes thoughtfully through the desert. We were accompanied by the camels, who carried our heavy luggage.
We climbed some high mountains, often physically exerting ourselves to the max, learning how important it is to connect our brains and our bodies in everyday life.
The desert taught me that the less we possess, the freer we are. We had virtually nothing with us, no showers, toilets, beds, tables, and chairs.
After arriving at home, I realize how luxury costs us so much time and energy that we have no time for the essentials.
In the desert, it was easy for me to be in the here and now, as there were no distractions. This made me happy and at peace. Actually, we were a really great troupe, even though we were all so different. We learned some wisdom and customs from Ahmed’s childhood (our Bedouin elder). It was fascinating to me every day that the Bedouins from nowhere could make a fire in no time, including a full meal with flatbread. And all this happened in an almost meditative calm. Even the 15-year-old grandson of Ahmed was always on the job and you never had the feeling that he was tired, but that he loved what he was doing.
Especially nice for me were the nights under the starry sky, which I had never seen so intense and beautiful before.
Every day, Belal gave us new questions to help us find answers. For example the simple question: what makes us happy and what have we done in the past where we thought if we do that then we would be happy, but it did not happen. Or what I liked very much: at the end of our trip, we should mentally go through every single one of our group, including the camels, and ask ourselves what each individual has as positive qualities, and think about what we like for ourselves and what we can apply to our everyday lives.All in all, it was a wonderful time in Sinai and Dahab and I will definitely go back!❤️"
"It was a day to remember with insights seekers its not only about climbing, its about the climbing philosophy. One of Belal's touching words: "consider mountain like a mirror it reflects your personality, behaviour & trust problems."
For me one of the most valiable lessons is to stop worrying about the future, just take the next step and the scene will change then you will see new routs. Gradually, you will reach your goal. Also, climbing shows good team cooporation.
Thanks Belal for everything."
"When I joined insight seekers for the first time, I had no idea how much it would change my life!
The touch of nature, the love for each other, the conversations without borders, all together brothers and sisters, hiking from peek to peek to seek for all the greatness within ourselves. It was a very enlightening experience!
I would recommend it to anyone who is on a quest for happiness and self-awareness!
Much love to all!"
"Such a beautiful and deep experience being in the desert with Insights Seekers.
For all the 6 days we got the chance to experience the simple and yet powerful life in the desert, to know and connect with the Beduins and their lifestyle, to deeply connect with nature and ourselves.
We have been offered the so needed space, time, peace, joy, adventure, light and warmth we crave for day to another! I feel that after this experience the desert is part of me and I am part of the desert! Lovely guides and great exercises! Totally worth it."
Mara Georgiana Moldoveanu
"If you need some time for yourself or want to find out who you really are, the best place to go is the wilderness.
I had no idea what to expect from the desert. All I can say is, it was just incredible. I spend 4 days hiking in the Sinai desert with Insight Seekers in a small special group of people. Belal and his team made the trip memorable.
We were hiking around 65km, had beautiful conversations and enough time to reflect on our own lives. Often Belal gave us something to think about and made us realize how small our problems are, compared to the ultimate questions. We started to see the basics in life, which are the most important.
The trip was led by three Bedouins together with their camels. They cooked for us the most amazing, fresh food and prepared a romantic night camp with bone fire. Waking up to the sunrise in the desert is remarkable and you will get into the rhythm of nature so fast. As soon as it was dark, we sat on the fire and counted the endless shooting stars. Connecting to nature in the desert gives you so much energy, that you are disappointed when taking back the Jeep to the meeting point rather than walking.
The most special moment for me was to see the first sunrise of 2019 on top of a mountain. We saw how the sun came up and painted the rocks, sand, and desert with a golden color. At this moment, everything was peaceful, and the world seemed to be fin."
"I had one of the best experiences of my life with insights seekers, I spent one week in the desert.
We woke up had our breakfast and go to walk all day... have lunch, walk again till dawn.. eat dinner and camp next to a mountain... A very simple lifestyle .. but with this simplicity, I had the most conflicts in my head during the trip.. the desert let you be aware of yourself, feel your capabilities and your senses are awake.... you won’t imagine it until you try it.
I found the best version of myself in the desert with the best company that became my second family.
Thanks, Insights Seekers!"
Seif El-Din Samer
"I had the most fantastic time with Belal and his colleagues.
They felt like friends and they have become life long friends. It didn’t feel touristic at all, dahab is a magical place that feels like a pause in life. It’s completely serene. We went horse riding in the desert for 4 days, one night being a sleepover with food and tents provided. We learnt so much from Belal, the food was made by locals and was so yummy and had a very nice Egyptian authentic feel.
We also went deep sea diving and snorkelling marvelling at the hidden world under the sea.
Belal is the embodiment of every Paulo cohelo book, I learnt so much from the horses the mountains and the desert. It was an amazing time.
The pricing was very reasonable as well, and Belal really took into consideration that I was a student.
I can’t recommend this trip enough to anyone and everyone."
"I had already 3 trips with Insight Seekers, and all of them were absolutly amazing 😍 If you want not only a typically touri trip, please go with Belal and his wonderful team. It will change your mind. Thank you, Belal, for this great expirience ✨"
"While walking in the wideness of the Sinai desert, deep reflections and inexpressible emotions have naturally emerged in my mind, heart, and soul.
Our two-day trip in the desert with Insights Seekers has represented for me an unprecedented opportunity to have the essential but too often neglected time to feel myself and reconnect with nature. Indeed, thanks to the miraculous beauty of nature manifesting to me through the desert and the people joining this trip, I could abandon myself to emotions until now never felt before. it is not easy to define them, but without a doubt this experience allowed me to suddenly feel the universe and, more specifically, the harmonic unconditional love of the universe. the limitless sky above us, the wild ground below us and the various landscapes uninterruptedly changing around us, step after step, breath after breath, inspired me to reflect upon this magnificent love that the universe spreads. Alongside feelings of gratitude and positive energy, I won't deny that this experience in the desert equally raises many questions that could result in much confusion. Yet, in my view, living in the desert contains also this disorienting aspect. Accepting and sharing it can make the overall experience even more enriching. Wondering about the presence of a superior force and the way to live our personal connection with it are only some of the questions deriving from the splendid conversations accompanying the walks under the sun. These talks alternated with silence as well as the moments of company alternated with those on my own have fed my soul, recharging myself of pure energy. For this reason, I am immensely grateful for this experience and I would recommend to anyone, at any stage of life and with any kind of expectations to embark on this trip and let me be surprised by the desert. it's something I can try to express but you feel it only when you live it!"
"I had such a deep and life changing experience with Insights Seekers! One of the best adventures in my life! Not just for the body, especially for my soul, my inner strength! Such a life lesson and connection with the pure nature. Belal is a wonderful amazing guide, speaker and new friend with such a powerful input and mindset! Thank you ❤"
"I had amazing experience with Insights Seekers. The desert is so beautiful, the trip itself is organized very well and there is much more than just walking and hiking- you get to know yourself, you find answers through experiences of others in the group, you realize you can learn so much from each other. Belal and Nadine are lovely couple who put their heart in what they do. I felt very welcome and comfortable. I also loved the beduins who made the experience possible and so smooth. Thank you that I could take part in this trip!"
"Agreeing to go rock climbing was a decision I made in haste, but it was one of the greatest decisions I've ever made.
My initial plan at the time was to go hiking up Mount Catherine, but due to the tumultuous weather, we decided to postpone it.
Although I had previous experience in rock climbing, having grown up in Wales, it was always indoors. This is the first time I experienced it out in the open.
Being in nature and climbing under the open sky, gave me the thrill that I've always been seeking.
I am so glad to have chosen insight seekers and Belal as my guide, as he made my experience more insightful and one full of reflection. Not only did he make trusting him incredibly easy, but this trust allowed me to fully enjoy the experience and fear no judgment. Belal imbued the whole journey with wonder and spirituality, and for that, I am forever grateful.
This rock climbing experience taught me to not fear the possibility of failure but rather to embrace it, to be more open and vulnerable, and that it's okay to make mistakes as long as you get back up and try again.Thank you for everything, Belal and insight seekers."
"It was a magical moment when I started my first steps climbing up the mountain, for the first time in my life that I would risk a lot, just to feel the magic of reflection.
The intro of the session had a great impact on pushing my limits to achieve that point of letting go, and know myself and my capabilities much more than ever...
Insights seekers is not only an adventure platform, but it is a gateway to self-exploration and a healing hub for those who seek it."
"Quite frankly it is a bit hard to highlight which aspect of Insights Seekers outshines the others.
Even more so is to categorize what Insights Seekers is, at least for me. If I go on about how great each second I spend with them as it would give the impression that their events are meant for pleasure which is not wrong but a huge understatement is given the amount of work and preparation spent on delivering everything they promote and stand for.
Their core values are Synergy, simplicity, Authenticity, humbleness, and Patience. And you get to live through every single one of them in a span of a mere few days. I wouldn't spoil the fun with examples but just as in real life, you even learn from failures to comply with any of these values. It's definitely not a walk in a park experience as you can tell but extremely recommended for literally anyone!"
Muhammad Al Attar
"Insight seekers is the opportunity to be renewed, mentally and spiritually.
It was an adventure that was paired with the gorgeous natural settings of the desert and mountains. My love for life and the world was renewed. This is a wonderful feeling that is unique and transforms everytime you go with Insight seekers. Insight seekers is not an experience it's a life stage, it stays with you forever.
We rock climbed, experienced horse rides in the desert, had the honour of sight seeing natural enclaves in the desert and experienced Bedouin hospitality with food and tea. It was beautiful."
"Climbing with Belal has been an incredible experience for me. Belal changed my life by convincing me to climb.
You need to know in advance that I tried climbing serval times before and it never worked out. I was 100% sure I wouldn't be able to do so and that I'm not an adventures person at all. I even promised Belal to die, before I went up the mountain.
But then everything changed.
Belal was calm, with me with every step I took, knew exactly what I needed without me asking for it and he believed in me at a point I couldn't do it myself.
I'm really good at wearing a really hard mask, showing how strong I am, doing weightlifting and never be vulnerable. But the Mountain doesn't care about any mask you're wearing, the mountain pulls of every mask (even those where you don't know that you have them). Within this point, noticing all of this strength is somehow a mask and unable to find my real strength - Belal was there. He knew there was real strength within myself and he helped me, in a really calm way, to find it myself.
I climbed up the entire mountain and did it again half a year later. Both of these experiences gave me more than I could put in words. It got me grounded and lifted at once. I got me connected with myself and taught me that I can achieve anything if I want to. Let me see, feel and use my real strength. It showed me that it's time to remove all my masks and to be the real me. Thank you Belal."
"Insight Seekers is so much more than a normal excursion, Belal and his team take you on both an inner and outer experience with nature as a teacher. Every trip is so transforming and fulfilling. Go with Insight Seekers, it's just amazing. Recommend it with all my heart. Thank you, Belal and team for giving such value to this planet with your passion and work."
"This trip was one of a kind! Thanks to Belal for following his heart, bringing Insights Seekers to life and just giving us the chance to experience all of this. He created a space where we were able to trust our own intuition, open up to each other and feel such an amazingly deep connection. He guided us with his sensitive nature and his strong presence. He is such a kind person from deep down of his very heart! A giver, a humble man, a leader, Abussalem man of GOD.
I loved how he was talking about nature, about GOD, and about us humans. Full of wisdom! It inspired me so much!
This trip was just the perfect mixture of adventure, connecting with like-minded people, hiking, seeing so many layers of the beautiful and breathtaking wilderness and also taking time for ourselves, walking by ourselves, listen to ourself and just connecting with our inner wilderness.
Words can‘t describe how thankful I am for this experience!"
"It was an amazing trip with Insights Seekers from the beginning to the end.
My first time in Sinai, I was astonished by the beauty of nature, during our 6 days trip we’ve experienced a variety of different landscapes.
Belal shared with us his broad knowledge about the Sinai, the desert is really his home and he made it possible for us to feel there like in-home too. He was a true leader, always thinking about the group and caring for everyone of us.
He, Nadine and the Bedouins were so open-hearted, caring, trusting in us and our abilities that it released our own self-trust and border-less spirit. And the stillness and wideness of the desert made it feel very strong and deep in our hearts. In the beginning, a group of “visitors” and organizers, became a true family, connected together, with our selves and nature.
I recommend (absolutely!) Insights Seekers and the trips with them to everyone. In the end, it is you, whom you will find in the desert, with your strength, love, joy, and trust. And I assure you will be able to take this state of mind and heart back home. Thank you so much Belal and Nadine for your energy and spirit, making this amazing moment happen. Keep going, hiking, inspiring and sharing! Hope to see you soon!"
"I recommend everything honestly. From the planning process to the actual trip and the rock climbing all the way to the end - it was absolutely amazing.
We were informed of everything that will happen during the day in a very detailed manner which I really appreciate. Not a second did we feel lost or unsure of anything because Belal ensured we were comfortable at every step of the way. He made sure the trip is tailored to our needs -so whether you’re looking for spiritual or thrill-seeking or historical experience- Belal will accommodate the trip to what you’re looking for.
I didn’t think in a million years I would connect to rock climbing as I did. It was an experience that will develop your vulnerability, trust, strength, your relationship with your body and nature and so much more. It makes me emotional just thinking about the experience. It was our first time and it definitely wouldn’t be the last, God willing. Thank you Belal and team - I will never forget this amazing opportunity I was blessed with and doing it with you guys was an honour."
"I went on two hiking expeditions with Insights Seekers and the effect that these two life-changing expeditions had on me -mentally and physically- was nothing short of tremendous and fascinating.
I managed to listen to all the noises inside my head when everything on the outside was calm and still in the desert, along with the help of the organizers with their spot-on questions and discussions with all the event-goers whom all shared the same mentality and purpose to reach a higher level of self-awareness.
I would definitely recommend this experience to everyone, whether they have worries or tough times in their lives and feeling unsettled, or they are having the time of their lives and everything seems to be flowing effortlessly. In both cases, I believe this experience can help them a lot to see a different perspective of their own souls."
Yasser Abou Salama
"So it was my first time ever to climb a mountain and i loved ittt actually i am addicted!
With them it’s more than climbing it’s more about the self...thank you insight seeker for making me experience this and looking forward for more climbs and best of luck!"
It makes me emotional just thinking about the experience.
I recommend everything honestly. From the planning process to the actual trip and the rock climbing all the way to the end - it was absolutely amazing.
We were informed of everything that will happen during the day in a very detailed manner because Belal ensured we were comfortable at every step of the way.
He made sure the trip is tailored to our needs -so whether you’re looking for a spiritual or thrill seeking or historical experience- Belal will accommodate the trip to what you’re looking for.It was our first time and it definitely wouldn’t be the last. I will never forget this amazing opportunity I was blessed with and doing it with you guys was an honor.
Insight seekers is not only an adventure platform, it is a gateway to self exploration and a healing hub for those who seek it.
It was a magical moment when I started my first steps climbing up the mountain, for the first time in my life that I would risk a lot, just to feel the magic of reflection.
The intro of the climbing session had a great impact on pushing my limits to achieve that point of letting go, and to know myself and my capabilities much more than ever.
If you need time to discover who you really are, the best place to go is the wilderness. I had no idea what to expect from the desert. All I can say is, it was just incredible.
I spend 4 days hiking in the desert with a small group of special people. We were hiking around 65km, had beautiful conversations and enough time to reflect on our own lives. They cooked for us the most amazing, fresh food and prepared a romantic night camp with bonfire. Waking up to the sunrise in the desert is remarkable and you will get into the rhythm of nature so fast. As soon as it was dark, we sat on the fire and counted the endless shooting stars.
The most special moment for me was to see the first sunrise of 2019 on top of a mountain. At that moment, everything was peaceful, and the world seemed to be fine.
It's not only about climbing, it's about the climbing philosophy of Insights Seekers.
One of Belal's touching words: "consider the mountain like a mirror. It reflects your personality, behaviour & trust issues." For me one of the most valuable lessons is to stop worrying about the future, just take the next step and the scene will change then you will see new routes.
Gradually, you will reach your goal.
Our trip in the Sinai desert was MAGIC. Belal is a unique human being, who is able to create a space full of trust and wisdom. His loving presence is radiating everywhere he goes. On our first day he said "Introduce yourself to the Wilderness and let the Wilderness introduce itself to you" and that's it. That is what happened to me during our journey.
Through the humble guidance of Belal I could leave behind fear and access trust in myself. I could open to the magical energy of the desert and connect deeply with myself and the group. Things unfolded in a natural way. The way they were meant to be. This trip has been extremely inspiring and at the same time totally funny, simple and fully human. YESSSS!!!!!
Rock on Insights Seekers. I am your biggest fan!
You feel it only when you live it. Thanks to the miraculous beauty of nature manifesting to me through the desert and the people on this trip, I could abandon myself to emotions I’ve never felt before. Without doubt this experience allowed me to suddenly feel the harmonic unconditional love of the universe. the limitless sky above us,the wild ground below us and the various landscapes changing around us, step after step, breath after breath, inspired me to reflect upon this magnificent love that the universe spreads.
For this reason, I am immensely grateful for this experience and I would recommend to anyone, at any stage of life and with any kind of expectations to embark on this trip and let be surprised by the desert. it's something I can try to express but you feel it only when you live it!