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TREKKING IN THE WESTERN HAJAR

6 DAYS

A demanding tour for hikers which takes us through the valleys of the northern side of the range and across Jebel Akhdar with a selection of the nicest hikes.

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Level :

Level 4

Environment :

Mountain, Wadi

Activities :

Hiking     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking    

Accomodation :

Camping X 3     Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 2

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 guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 1 : Mountain guesthouse - Dormitory

DAY 2 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 2 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 2 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 2 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 2 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 2 : Hike through mountains and villages

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 2 : Mountain guesthouse - Shared rooms

DAY 3 : Hike toward the main ridge

DAY 3 : Hike toward the main ridge

DAY 3 : Hike toward the main ridge

DAY 3 : Hike toward the main ridge

DAY 3 : Hike toward the main ridge

DAY 3 : Hike toward the main ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Hike on the ridge

DAY 4 : Camping on a high plateau

DAY 5 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 5 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 5 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 5 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 5 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 5 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 6 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN


 
Number of guests
Price / person in OMR
Price / person in USD
Other currencies**
1
1450 OMR
3796 USD
2
780 OMR
2042 USD
3
600 OMR
1571 USD
4
600 OMR
1571 USD
5
550 OMR
1440 USD

For a more numerous group, please ask us for the prices by email



** We issue invoices in Omani Rials (OMR) and US Dollars (USD). Conversions in other currencies are only informative. Please take care that all exchange rates shown on the internet are mid-market rates and therefore always seem more interesting than the rates used by banks.



www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN




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www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN



DAY 1

- Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a mountain guesthouse (235 km - 3h)

We drive up the valley on a dirt track. We first cross villages and green palm gardens and then go through a rugged terrain. An impressive 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    
- Duration : 3 hours

      Transfer to a mountain guesthouse (5 km - 0h 15)


      Mountain guesthouse

It's an old settlement which was nicely renovated and turned into a guesthouse. The farming activity was kept (fields and cattle). And the staff is particularly nice!

Dormitory
Dormitories from 4 to 10 persons with bunkbeds and A/C. Breakfast & Dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 2

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike through mountains and villages

We walk in the river bed with many trees and birds (sometimes also a stream) and then find a good path which climbs in the mountain and takes us to a first small village. We then walk our way up through the palm gardens and reach a very narrow path. From there we see another bigger village. We walk down to the village and enjoy a tour in the gardens. We finaly find a very narrow gorge which we follow until we reach the main road of the valley.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 5 hours
- Height Difference : +600m/-500m
- Walking Time : 4 to 5 hours


      Mountain guesthouse

Simple but pleasant guesthouse in a wonderful spot

Shared rooms
. Breakfast & Dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 3

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike toward the main ridge

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 a big and beautiful 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. We then follow the ridge on the southern flank : it is a hilly terrain and we have splendid views on all sides.

- Level 4    
- Duration : 7 hours
- Height Difference : +1300m/-250m
- Walking Time : 4 to 6 hours


      Transfer to a high settlement (40 km - 1h)


      Camping in the mountain

We camp in the mountain around 2200 meter high not far from a small settlement

Individual camping tent



DAY 4

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike on the ridge

We start from an high hamlet at about 2400 meters. We follow the ridge having stunning views over the valleys of the northern slope. We then cross several flat areas with giant juniper tress and wild olive trees. We finally walk up to a small pass from which we see a village still a bit far away and we have to get there.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 7 hours
- Height Difference : +700m/-900m
- Walking Time : 5 to 7 hours


      Transfer to a plateau covered with juniper trees (20 km - 0h 30)


      Camping on a high plateau

2400m high in the center of the Jebel Akhdhar, surrounded by giant juniper and wild olive trees. A few steps away, you can enjoy great views over the valleys of the northern slope.

Individual camping tent



DAY 5

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a high village (15 km - 0h 30)


      Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

We start from a village located at an height of 2000 m and we walk the same way as the villagers who go work in the gardens, some 700 meters down. After 2 hours walk we finally discover the gardens where grow palm, lime, banana tree, garlic, and sweet potatoes. The place is really beautiful. We come back another way to another village located on the plateau.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height Difference : +500m/-650m
- Walking Time : 4 to 5 hours


      Transfer to a plateau covered with juniper trees (15 km - 0h 20)


      Camping on a high plateau

2400m high in the center of the Jebel Akhdhar, surrounded by giant juniper and wild olive trees. A few steps away, you can enjoy great views over the valleys of the northern slope.

Individual camping tent



DAY 6

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Transfer to a high village (35 km - 0h 45)


      Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

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    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height Difference : +100m/-1300m
- Walking Time : 4 to 6 hours


      Transfer to Muttrah (120 km - 1h 15)






End of our services



www.omantrekkingguides.com, website of AL MAALAM TOURS , company registered under Commercial Register Number (1087801), and with
(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN