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WHITE DESERT

4 DAYS

From Nizwa, and through the Huqf region, we take you to a wonderful and still unspoiled desert. 2 and a half days hiking through sand dunes and on the beach...

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Difficulty :

Level 3

Environment :

Desert, Sea

Activities :

Trekking     Swimming     Easy Walking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 3    

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Jebel Srj

DAY 1 : Bivouac in the desert

DAY 1 : Bivouac in the desert

DAY 1 : Bivouac in the desert

DAY 2 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 2 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 2 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 2 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 2 : Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

DAY 2 : Bivouac Desert

DAY 2 : Bivouac Desert

DAY 3 : Hike across White desert

DAY 3 : Hike across White desert

DAY 3 : Hike across White desert

DAY 3 : Hike across White desert

DAY 3 : Hike across White desert

DAY 3 : Hike across White desert

DAY 3 : Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 3 : Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

DAY 3 : Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea


Prices always change according to the number of travellers in the group.

As the agency is closed, these prices are only informative. They were the prices of the agency for the season 2015-2016.


 
Number of people
Price per person in OMR
Price per person in USD
Other currencies*
1
800
2094
2
400
1047
3
300
785
4
300
785
5
250
654
6
230
602
7
200
524
8
200
524
9
200
524
10
190
497
11
180
471
12
175
458


* The conversions to Euro are just informative. All conversions on the internet are made using a mid-market rate which is always more intersting than the one used by currency exchange services and banks.

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DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking times, ascent and descent, driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, the prices, what is included and what is not, and advices
 


 

MAPS
Some maps with the itinerary of the tour
 


 

COUNTRY GUIDE
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DAY 1


      Transfer Nizwa - Al Ghaba


      Transfer Al Ghaba - Jebel Kobra


      Short walk in the rocky chaos of jebel Kobra

We stop at the foot of the cliffs made of white lime stone. We then walk across the many small gorges which. It is a very exclusive place with unbelievable landscapes. Rocks are having very particular shapes...

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 2 heures
- Walking time : 1 a 2 heures

      Transfer Jebel Kobra - Jebel Srj


      Jebel Srj

We stop to have a look at a strange sandstone range in the middle of an arid plane. The rock has been eroded by winds and offers very tortuous shapes

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 2 heures

      Transfer Jebel Srj - Khaluf's Desert, between rocks and sand


      Bivouac in the desert

We set up our camp at the start of the sand dunes.

Individual camping tent



DAY 2


      Hike across sand dunes and rocky outcrops

A very beautifull day : we walk across sand dunes and meet on the way many rocky outcrops. The sand is sometimes red, and sometimes white. We arrive at our camp around noon and enjoy some rest under the shade. Late afternoon, we walk to the top of the sand dunes to see sunset over this spectacular landscape with trees, rocks, and sand...

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Walking time : 4 a 5 heures

      Bivouac Desert

We set up our camp in the sand, in an 'acacia forest'. Around us are some rocky hills and Sanddunes

Individual camping tent



DAY 3


      Hike across White desert

We have a long hike in a wonderful and unexpected landscape. We start from our campsite where the sand is red. We cross several small plateau. Between them we find sand ; the more we walk the whiter is getting the sand. Finaly we discover wonderful wholy white sand dunes. Irreal landscape… We walk across the dunes and arrive to the sea around noon… We set up our camp, have lunch, and enjoy swimming in the indian ocean. Late afternoon, we start walking again across white sand dunes to enjoy sunset.

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Walking time : 3 a 5 heures

      Bivouac in the White desert, next to the sea

We set up our camp in the first dunes of the white desert, just 50 meters from the sea. This place is magical and unusual : on one side we have pure white dunes, whereas on the other side we have the Indian Ocean…

Individual camping tent



DAY 4


      Hike on the beach

We leave our camp walking to reach Khaluf's village : a long strech of white sand along the indian Ocean.... On the way we'll probably see dead turtles (sometimes even whales) washed ashore, and for sure many sea birds. We finally arrive in the village of Khaluf (a village of bedouin fishermen) which it is worth seeing : old 4WD pushing boats bringing fish, old arabic dhows off the coast, and thousands of sea birds flying above us...

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 4 heures
- Walking time : 3 a 4 heures

      Transfer Khaluf - Nizwa





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