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JEBEL AND WADIS OF OMAN

8 DAYS

One of our favourite! A wonderfull challenging hiking trip, widely off the beaten track, wich takes us through remote montain oasis and the refreshing water of the wadis. For experienced and fit hikers only...

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Difficulty :

Level 5

Environment :

Mountain, Wadi

Activities :

Trekking     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 4     Hotel, apartment, mountain hut, ect... X 4

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower Snake Canyon

DAY 1 : Canyoning in the lower 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 down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 4 : Hike down Wadi Al Halfayn

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi Bani Khalid

DAY 5 : Sur Plaza Hotel

DAY 5 : Sur Plaza Hotel

DAY 5 : Sur Plaza Hotel

DAY 5 : Sur Plaza Hotel

DAY 5 : Sur Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 5 : Sur Plaza Hotel - Standard Room

DAY 6 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to Al Ghomb

DAY 6 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to Al Ghomb

DAY 6 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to Al Ghomb

DAY 6 : Hike from Wadi Tiwi to Al Ghomb

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

DAY 7 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 7 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 7 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 7 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 7 : Wadi Shab Resort

DAY 7 : Wadi Shab Resort - Standard Room

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Aquatic hiking in Wadi A Hail

DAY 8 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 8 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 8 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 8 : Mutrah Hotel

DAY 8 : Mutrah Hotel - Standard room

DAY 8 : Mutrah Hotel - Standard room


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
1790
4686
2
960
2513
3
720
1885
4
690
1806
5
600
1571
6
520
1361
7
520
1361
8
520
1361
9
510
1335
10
500
1309
11
490
1283


* 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


 


 


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DAY 1


      Transfer Muttrah - Al Awabi


      Transfer Al Awabi - Bimah

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 lower 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… We'll start from the secondary entrance. No abseiling is required. You'll just have fun by jumping (max 4 meters), sliding, walking in the water and short swimming! For thoses who don't want to jump, we install short abseils.

- Level 2    
- Approximative length : 3 heures

      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 - Balad Sit


      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 down Wadi Al Halfayn

A very nice hike in a wild and little visited valley of jebel Akhdar. We walk down the plateau to the Samail Gap. Views are stunning durign the main descent and the last part in the wadi with wild palm trees, waterpools and the old falaj (water chanel) is delightfull

- Level 3    
- Approximative length : 6 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +100m/-1300m
- Walking time : 4 a 6 heures

      Transfer Al Afiah - Our camp between rocky hills and sand dunes


      Camp in the sand at the foot of the hills

Individual camping tent



DAY 5


      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) - Sur


      Sur Plaza Hotel

Comfortable 3 stars hotel with an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a laundry service.

Standard Room
Room with TV, internet access, private bathroom (bathtub and shower separated), minibar, and hair-dryer. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel


DAY 6


      Transfer Sur - Tiwi


      Hike from Wadi Tiwi to Al Ghomb

We start in a beautiful village far inside Wadi tiwi. Even the access road is worth a drive... We walk up to the plateau sirting around the cliffs above us. The views over the valley are superb. We reach the dry plateau and keep on walking to reach the upper Wadi Shab in the villge of Al Ghomb, a wonderful green oasis in the middle of this stony plateau.

- Level 4    
- Approximative length : 7 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +800m/-400m
- 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 7


      Hike from Al Ghomb to Wadi Shab

Today we hike to the sea through Wadi Shab. There is 2 ways and we take the one of the donkeys, since the other one is breathtakingly steep and exposed. We walk down to Wadi Shab with great views over the valle and its impressive cliffs and palm gardens, as well as over the sea. When we reach the bottom of the wadi, we stop for a swim : the swim is very rewarding after the hike, and another surprise is waiting ofr us here... but we can reach it only swimming... From here we only have half an hour more to reach the sea.

- Level 4    
- Approximative length : 7 heures
- Elevation gain/loss : +200m/-1000m
- Walking time : 5 a 6 heures

      Wadi Shab Resort

The Wadi Shab resort was build on the hill overlooking the blue sea near Tiwi. It is a comfortable 3-stars hotel with swimming pool facing the sea.The hotel’s main restaurant overlooks the sea and serves Omani breakfast and dinner as well as international specialties

Standard Room
This air-conditioned room offers a small seating area with a flat-screen TV. Facilities include an electric kettle and a fridge. The bathroom is fitted with a shower, toiletries and hairdyer.. Petit-dejeuner et diner pris a l'hotel


DAY 8


      Transfer Tiwi - 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 - Muttrah


      Mutrah Hotel

Mutrah Hotel is the first hotel built in Oman. It is only 20 minutes walking from the Souk and Corniche. This hotel offers comfortable rooms each with its own decoraction and character. The hotel has Wifi, Laundry service, minibar in the room, 4 bars, and a restaurant.

Standard room
Comfortable and well decorated room. In room facilities : minibar, 24 hours room service, Satellite TV, iron, hair dryer, coffe and tea making facilities.. Petit-dejeuner pris a l'hotel

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