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TREKKING AND CANYONING IN WESTERN HAJAR

4 DAYS

A beatifull and varied itinerary which takes you from Wadi Bani Awf to Wadi Mistal going through Jebel Akhdar. Short car transfers allow us to go for the most beautifull hikes of the area.

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Difficulty :

Level 4

Environment :

Mountain, Wadi

Activities :

Trekking     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 2     Hotel, apartment, mountain hut, ect... X 1

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain hut Bimah - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

DAY 2 : Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

DAY 2 : Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

DAY 2 : Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

DAY 2 : Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

DAY 2 : Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

DAY 3 : Bivouac on Juniper Plateau

DAY 4 : Hike from Jebel Akhdar to Wadi Mistal


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
880
2304
2
440
1152
3
360
942
4
360
942
5
320
838
6
280
733
7
280
733
8
280
733
9
260
681
10
250
654
11
240
628


* 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
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TECHNICAL SHEET
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DAY 1


      Transfer Muttrah - Al Awabi


      Transfer Al Awabi - Balad Sit

We drive in Wadi Bani Awf. We first cross villages and green palm gardens. We then drive over Wadi Zamah, also known as the Snake Canyon : it is a verynarrow and deep canyon. An unforgettable drive…


      Canyoning in the upper Snake Canyon

The Snake Canyon is a very narrow canyon located in Wadi Bani Awf. In some parts of the canyon, you can touch both sides at the same time… not far from the beginning of the canyon it is required to abseil 2 times 20 meters. Then a nice descent alternating jumps, walk, and swim. Obviously, the ones who don't want to jump can always go down abseiling.

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 5 heures

      Transfer Zamah - Bimah


      Mountain hut Bimah

A very nice and pleasant place to stay, located in the heart of Wadi Bani Awf, only a few steps from the Snake Canyon and 5 minutes drive (or 5 hours hike) from Balad Sit. It's a rustic but beautiful mountain hut with 4 dormitory (4 to 10 persons on bunkbeds), 2 private rooms, and 3 bathrooms with hot shower. Located in a natural and peacfull environment, you'll find in the garden many paces to chill and relax after hiking...

Dormitory
Dormitories from 4 to 10 persons with bunkbeds and A/C. Petit-dejeuner et diner pris a l'hotel


DAY 2


      Transfer Bimah - Sharaf Al Alamain

This drive off-road let us climb some 1000 meters in less than 10 km. It provides us with stunning views over Wadi Bani Awf.


      Hike Balad Sit - Birkat Al Shraf

It is a wonderful walk. We start from the main valley and walk up a very narrow gorge, at the end of which we discover the wonderful village of Balad Sit (which means the hidden village). We cross the village and start the steep climb up the cliff. The climb is steep, but it is an old path that has been equiped with steps a long time ago. 900 meters above the village, we arrive to a small pass where we have lunch. We then follow the ridge on the southern flank : it is a hilly terrain and we have splendid views on both sides. We finally arrive to Sharaf Al Alamain.

- Level 4    
- Approximative length : 7 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +1300m/-250m
- Walking time : 4 a 6 heures

      Transfer Sharaf Al Alamain - Qiyut


      Camping near Qiyut

We camp in the mountain around 2200 meter high. This is a nice quiet place with great views over the valley of Nizwa and Tanuf.

Individual camping tent



DAY 3


      Hke from Qiyut to Ar rus

We start from Qiyut at about 2400 meters. We follow the ridge having stunning views over Wadi a Hijir and Wadi Bani Awf. We then cross several flat areas planted with giant juniper tress and wild olve trees. We finally walk up to a small pass from which we perceive Ar Rus, our arrival point.

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 7 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +700m/-900m
- Walking time : 5 a 7 heures

      Transfer Ar Rus - Juniper Plateau


      Bivouac on Juniper Plateau

Great place for a bivouac! We are 2400m high in the center of the Jebel Akhdhar. On a hilly plateau, we camp surrounded by giant juniper and wild olive trees.

Individual camping tent



DAY 4


      Transfer Juniper Plateau - Al Manakhr


      Hike from Jebel Akhdar to Wadi Mistal

We start from the beautiful village of Al Manakhr located on Jebel Akhdar. We walk up to Wakan Pass and from there we have a stunning view over Wadi Mistal (also known as Gubrah Bowl). We walk down (always having great views) to the village of Wakan, where we enjoy the green terraces mainy planted with apricots and peaches.

- Level 4    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +250m/-900m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 heures

      Transfer Wakan - Nakhl


      Transfer Nakhl - Muttrah





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