Alright, so we’re not actually suggesting that you climb the Pyramids in Egypt because, for one, it’s illegal, and more importantly you will do damage to the 4500 year old structures. The ban on climbing the pyramids is actually a more recent development, because as recently as the 1980’s it was still a regular practice done by tourists. Doing so today comes with a variety of punishments that could be as little as a warning, or as severe as jail time.
With that out of the way, there’s a reason why the allure of the climbing to the top of one of the Great Pyramids is so strong – not only does it give you an incredible birds eye view of the area, but it gives you a sense of godliness as you stand on top of a seemingly impossibly built structure. Imagining the work that went into it alone is mind numbing, considering today we still struggle to understand just how they were able to build such incredible structures.
Andrej Ciesielski, an 18 year old German tourist, is the last one to have done it in January 2016, having completed the summit of the Cheops Pyramid in roughly 10 minutes. Once on top, he captures some truly incredible photos – and they alone perhaps make his illegal activity worth it. (The images within this post are all credited to him make sure you follow him on Instagram because his photos are incredible.) That said, now that summit has been done – seeing the pyramids themselves for your own eyes should be the mission.
Best Time to Climb the Pyramids
Located outside of Cairo, the best time to visit is generally in the Winter months of November to April where the daily highs are only in the mid-to-high 20s. Though it should also be cautioned that right now Erypt is a little less secure than normal, so make sure to check with your government’s recommendation on travel before making a final decision. Also, to reiterate… If you do go, and you do decide to climb the pyramids illegally – don’t mention us!