Oman The Best Way for Trekking

  • Oman The Best Way for Trekking
  • Oman The Best Way for Trekking
  • Oman The Best Way for Trekking

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10 Days 9 Nights
Category: Tours in Oman
Type: Discovery Tours
Start in: Oman-Muscat
Finish in: Oman-Muscat

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Itinerary

Day 1: Muscat Airport

  • Arrival and meet at the airport.
  • Short drive to your 3 * Hotel.
  • Rest time then Muscat Tower and the Great Mosque. Built by the Sultan Qaboos in the 1990s the Great Mosque is one of the most important buildings in the Gulf.
  • Visit to the fish market and Muttrah market.
  • After a quick lunch, we embark aboard a Dhow or traditional boat for a dolphin watching. Here in the Gulf of Oman, there are many species of dolphins and whales that migrate from October to May.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.

 

Day 2: Nakhl - Bilat Sayt - Sharaf al-Alamayn

  • After breakfast we depart with our 4x4 vehicles from the north towards Barka. The Fort of Nakhl was built on a big rock to help defend the farms of the plain.
  • We continue to the Hajar Mountains to the Wadi Bani Awf.
  • After one hour, we arrive at a narrow gorge which is the entrance of the pretty village of Bilat Sayt.
  • Here we will have lunch, then short walk through the gorge and around the village where there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Then we continue our road going up to the Jabal Shams, highest point of Oman at 2997 meters.
  • At night is the first camp in Sharaf al-Alamayn overlooking the summit of Jabal Shams.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Ascent: + 20m.
  • Distance: 2 km.
  • Descent: -90m.
  • Walking time: 1 hour.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 3: Hike Balcony Trail - Quiyut village (2400m)

 

  • After breakfast, 5 minutes drive to the view of the Grand Canyon of Oman and the village of Nakhr, which is more than a kilometer below us. We will see the trail to be made along the edge of the canyon.
  • From the village of Al Kateen, we follow the "balcony trail" to the abandoned village, hanging on the rocks and completely hidden from view, from the top to the bottom. Just beyond the village we can see the terraces of the traditional farms that the inhabitants used to cultivate and a few steps further the small lake that fed the terraces.
  • We stop to enjoy some snacks before heading back along the trail that offers breathtaking views of the canyon.
  • After lunch we drive to Quiyut for the second camp in Jabal Akhdar.
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Ascent: + 1000m
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Descent: -1000m
  • Walking time: 4 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 4: Jabal Akhdar - A'Roos Camp

  • After breakfast we depart for a 7-8 hour trail through Jabal Akhdar, Al Hamra valley and on the edge of the canyon. The trek follows a path of donkeys after the main road of the village Ar'Roos. The trail offers fantastic views down to the Wadi Bani Awf, the Wadi Mistal and the Wadi Bani Kharus to take pictures.
  • Lunch on the peaks of the cliff. We have a panoramic view of Al Hijir and our final destination for the day, the village Ar'Roos.
  • Arriving at the village, meet some of the local people before a short transfer by car approximately 20 minutes to our magnificent camp on the fertile lands of the Sayq plateau.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Ascent: + 430m.
  • Distance: 10 km.
  • Descent: -760m.
  • Walking time: 7 to 8 hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 5: Wadi Muyadeen - Nizwa

  • Driving approximately 20 minutes towards the beginning of the walk. With a well-timed start, we reach the Al Jarir region and begin our descent into the fabulous Wadi Muaydeen. With 3 - 4 hours of trekking, it is one of the most spectacular valleys in Oman.
  • As we take a steep descent into the valley, we will meet Omani going to their gardens. With a rock climb, we follow the edge of the valley to join our vehicles for a short transfer to the Oasis city of Nizwa approximately 45minutes.
  • Arrival to our hotel, in Nizwa.
  • In the evening we will have a good local meal.
  • Accommodation: Hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Walking time: 3 to 4 hours.

 

Day 6: Nizwa - Thamer

  • Located along two valleys, Nizwa, the ancient capital of Oman, is a fertile and green land with an Oasis of palm trees stretching for 8 kilometers. Today, Nizwa is still the largest and most important city in the interior of Oman and is famous for its market, its 17th century Fort and for its art of goldsmiths, especially the ornate and engraved Khanjars or Dagger worn during ceremonies by all Omani men.
  • After lunch in a local restaurant, we take 3 hours and 30 minutes drive into the Hajar East Mountains and set up our camp in Thamer, near Wadi Bani Khalid famous for its natural beauty.
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

 

Day 7: Trek Plateau Selma (of 2157m)

  • In the morning we begin our second day trekking that takes us on the old trade routes on the Selma plateau to the coast in the Gulf of Oman. It is not a technical hike, but it is a long crossing of the plateau.
  • From about 650 meters, we walk through the luxuriant freshness of this breathtaking valley, gradually ascending to a high point at 2157 meters. The rugged landscape of the Selma plateau offers a striking contrast and a panoramic view of the beautiful mountains of Ash Shariqiyah.
  • After a 9-10 hour hike on relatively easy way, we set up our camp on the plateau at 1500 meters.
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Walking time: 9 to 10 hours.

 

Day 8: Plateau Selma - Wadi Tiwi

  • Trek through the landscapes of the rugged plateau of Selma for 4 hours.
  • Lunch in the shade before beginning the steep descent in the lush freshness of Wadi Tiwi and its palm trees.
  • We finish walking to the small village of Sooee, where there are some natural pools.
  • Walk on the last easy stretch towards our meeting point with the vehicles. 20 minutes by car to our camp on the beach.
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Walking time: 6 to 7 hours.

 

Day 9: Wadi Shab - Muscat

  • In the morning, swimming in the sea.
  • Then we continue towards the Wadi Shab, 15 minutes by car. Lined with palm trees and including a number of natural hidden swimming pools. To reach the best cave with clear waters, we need to walk one hour.
  • In the afternoon around 15h, return to Muscat for a rest time.
  • Last meal in a local restaurant.
  • Accommodation: Guest House or Hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Walking time: 1 hour.

 

Day 10: Muscat to the Airport

  • After breakfast, transfer to Muscat Airport. 
  • Meals: Breakfast.

 

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