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EASTERN HAJAR RANGE CROSSING

4 DAYS

From the sea to the desert, two days hiking and two days canyoning to cross this great mountain range. Discover three very different wadis, which pools and gardens contrast sharply with the rocky Selmah Plateau.

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Difficulty :

Level 4

Environment :

Mountain, Wadi

Activities :

Trekking     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 3    

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 1 : Bivouac on the beach

DAY 2 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to the plateau

DAY 2 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to the plateau

DAY 2 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to the plateau

DAY 2 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to the plateau

DAY 2 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to the plateau

DAY 3 : Hike from the Plateau to Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 3 : Hike from the Plateau to Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 3 : Hike from the Plateau to Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 3 : Hike from the Plateau to Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 4 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid


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
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
Some general, cultural, and practical information about Oman


 


 


EASY WALKING IN OMAN - HIKING & TREKKING IN OMAN - CLIMBING IN OMAN - CANYONING IN OMAN - GEOLOGY OF OMAN - CULTURAL TOUR IN OMAN - BOTANY IN OMAN - SNORKELING IN OMAN - CAMEL TRIP IN OMAN - SEASIDE TREK IN OMAN - MOUNTAIN TREK IN OMAN - BOAT TOUR IN OMAN - SWIMMING IN OMAN - SEA OF OMAN - DESERT OF OMAN - MOUNTAIN OF OMAN - WADIS OF OMAN



DAY 1


      Transfer Muttrah - Dibab


      Transfer Dibab - As Suwaih (Wadi Al Arbeyeen)


      Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

We start in the village of As Suwaih. Aready at the end of the track is a wonderful pool and a small waterfall. From the cliff a 5 meters jump is possible. We then start the walk. Quickly we find flowing water and walk across large boulders. The canyon then narrows and we have to swim across several pools (it is possible to jump there also). The valley widens a little and narrows again. We swim again and arrive to the end of the canyon : a high waterfal, large pool, and huge boulders…We come back the same way.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 7 heures
- Walking time : 4 a 6 heures

      Transfer As Suwaih (Wadi Al Arbeyeen) - Dibab


      Transfer Dibab - Fins


      Bivouac on the beach

We set up our camp in one of the numerous beaches around Fins and Tiwi. We sleep hearing the sound of the waves…

Individual camping tent



DAY 2


      Transfer Fins - Tiwi


      Transfer Tiwi - Saymah (Wadi Tiwi)


      Hike from Wadi Tiwi to the plateau

This hike starts in the beatiful Wadi Tiwi. We first cross villages and palm gardens and we can also stop for a short swim in one of the numerous water pools. We then start climb on the other side of the valley ; we leave the green valley and enter a mineral environment.. the ascent is steep and the path very rocky. We finally reach the plateau... if we turn over we can see the sea!

- Level 5    
- Approximative length : 7 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +1500m/-100m
- Walking time : 5 a 6 heures

      Camping on the Plateau

We set up our camp on the plateau, and spend a fresh night under the stars...

Individual camping tent



DAY 3


      Transfer Halut - End of the hike on the plateau


      Hike from the Plateau to Wadi Bani Khalid

We hike from the dry plateau and start going down to Wadi Bani khalid. Views are ammazong but the descent is long. The arrival is bith beautiful and surprising : after the dry rocky mountains, we discover a green valley! Before we head to the car we enjoy a swim in the pools of cristal clear water.

- Level 5    
- Approximative length : 9 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +1700m/-300m
- Walking time : 6 a 8 heures

      Transfer Muqal (Wadi Bani Khalid) - Our camp between rocky hills and sand dunes


      Camp in the sand at the foot of the hills

Individual camping tent



DAY 4


      Transfer Our camp between rocky hills and sand dunes - Bidah


      Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

An easy quatic hike in one of the most beautiful wadis of oman. We start from the village of Bidah. We walk across its luxuriant palm garden to reach he entrance of the garden. We then walk between large boulders to arrive to 2 wonderful pools with waterfalls. In one of these we can jump from 10 meters. We keep on walking in the water and the swim several long pools (until 300 meters). The valley then widens and we discover Seeq's garden which we cross to arrive in the village.

- Level 1    
- Approximative length : 5 heures
- Walking time : 3 a 5 heures

      Transfer Seeq (Wadi Bani Khalid) - Muttrah





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EASY WALKING IN OMAN - HIKING & TREKKING IN OMAN - CLIMBING IN OMAN - CANYONING IN OMAN - GEOLOGY OF OMAN - CULTURAL TOUR IN OMAN - BOTANY IN OMAN - SNORKELING IN OMAN - CAMEL TRIP IN OMAN - SEASIDE TREK IN OMAN - MOUNTAIN TREK IN OMAN - BOAT TOUR IN OMAN - SWIMMING IN OMAN - SEA OF OMAN - DESERT OF OMAN - MOUNTAIN OF OMAN - WADIS OF OMAN