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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

DAY 4 : Hike from Jebel Akhdar to Wadi Mistal

DAY 4 : Hike from Jebel Akhdar to Wadi Mistal

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We have different prices according to the number of travellers in the group.


 
Number of people
Price per person in OMR
Price per person in USD
Other currencies*
1
1040
2723
2
550
1440
3
400
1047
4
430
1126
5
360
942
6
310
812
7
300
785
8
310
812
9
300
785
10
290
759
11
280
733


* We issue our invoices in Omani Rials (OMR) and in US Dollar (USD) because because these 2 currencies have a fixed exchange rate.

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.


www.omantrekkingguides.com, Webiste of AL MAALAM TOURS , Comercial Omani Company Registered under number 1087801, and authorized by the Ministry Of Tourism.
(SEE TOURISM LICENCE)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANAT D'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



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
 


 

COUNTRY GUIDE
Some general, cultural, and practical information about Oman


 


 


www.omantrekkingguides.com, Webiste of AL MAALAM TOURS , Comercial Omani Company Registered under number 1087801, and authorized by the Ministry Of Tourism.
(SEE TOURISM LICENCE)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANAT D'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 - 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 Hours

      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. Breakfast and dinner at the 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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +1300m/-250m
- Walking time : 4 a 6 Hours

      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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +700m/-900m
- Walking time : 5 a 7 Hours

      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 Hours
- Elevation gain/loss : +250m/-900m
- Walking time : 4 a 5 Hours

      Transfer Wakan - Nakhl


      Transfer Nakhl - Muttrah





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www.omantrekkingguides.com, Webiste of AL MAALAM TOURS , Comercial Omani Company Registered under number 1087801, and authorized by the Ministry Of Tourism.
(SEE TOURISM LICENCE)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANAT D'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