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TREKKING IN EASTERN HAJAR

5 DAYS
27/11/2022

A great 5-days trek in mountains, wadis, and palm groves. Great landscapes, beautiful villages, and a very local experience! Hiking every day from one place to another, but taking time to appreciate the places we cross.

Guidéd in :

Level :

Level 3

Environment :

Mountain, Wadi

Activities :

Hiking     Swimming    

Accomodation :

Camping X 3     Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 1

450 OMR

per person

GROUP
of 3 to 7

JOUR 1 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 1 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 1 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 1 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 1 : Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

DAY 1 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 1 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 1 : Camping in the gardens

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

DAY 2 : Overnight in a private house

DAY 2 : Overnight in a private house

DAY 2 : Overnight in a private house

DAY 2 : Overnight in a private house

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

DAY 3 : Overnight in the majilis of the village

DAY 3 : Overnight in the majilis of the village

DAY 3 : Overnight in the majilis of the village

DAY 3 : Overnight in the majilis of the village

DAY 3 : Overnight in the majilis of the village

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Short hike to the village in the Wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Walk through the garden and in the wadi

DAY 4 : Camping in the village

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

DAY 5 : Hike down to the sea

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




MAIN INFORMATION

Price per person

450 OMR (1178 USD)

Group Size

from 3 to 7 persons

Status

AVAILABLE (Guaranted when 3 registered)

Tour guided in

English

Start

27/11/2022 at 09:00

Meeting at Mutrah Hotel ; we will send you location

Finish

01/12/2022 at 18:00

We drop you at your hotel in Muscat

DOCUMENTS TO DOWNLOAD

DETAILED PROGRAM
With walking and driving times, and difficulty level
 


 

TECHNICAL SHEET
What you have to bring, prices, details of our services, and advices
 


 

COUNTRY SHEET
General, cultural, and practical information about the country
 


 

ABOUT THE GUIDE

ANTOINE
42 years old
14 years of experience
Speaks Arabi, Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol

CHILDHOOD

He was born and grew up in a peaceful village in the countryside in Normandy.

He had an easy, beautiful and worryless childhood with his brother.

His family moved to the suburb of Paris and he got to adapt to the city.

He got the chance, thanks to his parents, to travel in North Africa, America, and Europe.

YOUTH

He studied in Paris first humanities and then switched to business management, still keeping on reading about history, philosophy, sociology, and working on holidays in a warehouse.

He finished his studies in Germany and started to work as export assistant in smal family-run businesses first in Paris, and then in Millau.

He discovered mountains and hiking while travelling in South America.

Going then always more often hiking in the Cevennes and in the Pyrenees, he decideded to change job and train to become mountain leader.

A combination of cicumstances had him start this new job in Oman.

ADULTHOOD

After working a few years for another agency in the field of adventure tourism, he opened Al Maalam Tours with his friend Ibrahim.

He managed the quickly growing company and kept on guiding tours.

At the same time he integrated in Oman, assimilating language and culture.

He also traveled in Yemen, Indonesia, Nepal, India, Palestine, Jordan, La Reunion Island, and Comor Islands.

In 2017, he decided to close the company to take some rest, step back, and resettle in France, in the countryside of Correze, nearer to his parents.

He also used this time to learn gardening and read further about history, philosophy, and religions.

After digesting all this, he decided in 2021 to marry and make family.

He also reopened Al Maalam Tours with his friend Ibrahim to come back in the Sultanate of Oman and start his professional activity again but differently : slowlier, but better and longlasting.

FUTURE

The following of the story happens now, and will we written in a few years…


Tour guided by ANTOINE

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




BOOKING PROCESS

1 - Use the form on the right to give us a few information about you and eventualy ask us some questions.
If you are already decided to book, please check "Booking" ; Otherwise, check "Information"

2 a - If you have asked us more information, we'll reply to you as soon as possible, and you can then tell us later through a simple email when you are ready to book.

2 b - If you asked to book, we'll send you an invoice with our bank details if you want to pay by bank transfer (bank charges should be paid by you) and a link for the payment by credit card.

We ask for the payment of 30% deposit to consider your booking confirmed.

3 - When we receive the deposit, we send you the invoice mentioning the amount paid and the remaining amount to be paid.

4 - One month before departure, we'll ask you to pay the remaining amount : by bank transfer or credit card at latest 1 week before departure, or cash (OMR or USD only) during the tour directly to the guide.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You can cancel anytime.

More than 45 days before departure, we refund the full amount paid by you (except bank charges).

Between 45 and 20 days before departure, we keep 10% of the price of the tour and we refund the rest (except bankl charges).

Between 20 and 10 days before departure, we keep 30% of the price of the tour, which means the amount of the deposit paid. If you have already paid the remaining amount, we refund you that part (we keep only 30%).

Less than 10 days before departure, we keep the total amount paid.

If your insurance does not cover cancellation fees and that you have a good reason to cancel (you meet diifficltiies, not just that you changed your mind), we'll do ourt best to reduce as much as possible the amount kept: we work to earn our living, not to make money with the problems of others...


BOOKING / INFORMATION

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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

27/11/2022

- Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to Tiwi (160 km - 1h 45)


      Short hike in the wadi through palm gardens

We hike in the wadi, through the palm garden (which also hosts bananas, papayas, mango trees, lime, etc…) along the falaj to reach our camp site. Water flows in the river bed, flanks are covered by lush green gardens, dominated by steep cliffs.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Camping in the gardens

We camp in a private garden in the wadi. The place is great and walking around late afternoon is great : superb views and lots of birds! For the moment, the place is very simple, but the owner plans to build toitlets soon…

Camping



DAY 2

28/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike in the wadi and swim in the canyon

A beautiful hiking day : we walk all the wadi long, mostly on paths and falajs in the gardens, sometimes across boulders in the wadi bed, and few short parts on the track. On the way, we cross several villages. After arriving in the last village, we can go for a swim in the canyon just down the village in the middle of the canyon.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +300m/-50m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Overnight in a private house

We spend the night in the majilis (guest room) of a private house in the village. We all sleep in the same room and we have own toilet and shower. Dinner and breakfast are prepared by people from the village. It's a chance to spend a night in a traditional village, but it's less comfortable and asks an effort on our behaviour with the local people.

Dormitory Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 3

29/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike from a wadi to another through the mountain

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 up an down. We enjoy some excelletn views towards the sea. Finally, we reach a main valley and we walk down to a suprising green oasis set on the flank foo the montain. From there, the views over this grand canyon are superb.

- Level 4    
- Duration : 7 hours
- Height difference : +800m/-400m
- Walking time : 5 to 6 hours


      Overnight in the majilis of the village

We camp in the majilis belonging to the mosque of the village : this is the place where men meet and sit to talk. As the village is now very little populated, the mosque agreed to rent it to us. It's a beautiful place in the middle of the gardens and we have bathroom. Decent clothing and behaoviour are required…

Camping



DAY 4

30/11/2022

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Short hike to the village in the Wadi

We hike from a village at the flank of the mountain to the oasis we see in the bottom of the valley. The path in the cliffs offers us great views. And the arrival in the oasis is just wonderful : it is one of the most beautiful village of Oman, although it is not much known.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 2 hours
- Height difference : +0m/-200m
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Walk through the garden and in the wadi

We walk through the garden to reach the spring of the falaj. We then walk up in the wadi and discopver several water pools of clear water. Unfortunately, we cannot swim there because the water is used for drinking… but we drink a tea in this nice place…

- Level 2    
- Duration : 3 hours
- Walking time : 1 to 2 hours


      Camping in the village

We camp in the village near a old house which is getting renovated little by little. For the moment, there is no toilet, but it's a project that might be done quickly…

Camping



DAY 5

01/12/2022

Breakfast - Lunch -


      Hike down to the sea

We start from the village which we leave quickly. We first walk in the wadi around big boulders for several kilometers. Finaly, we hike up to reach the plateau and then follow a long path going up and down until we hike down to the wadi again. When we reach the wadi bed, we find again gardens and lots of water. We stop for a swim in a very beautiful (thus very touristic!) spot and we finaly reach the sea.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 7 hours
- Height difference : +200m/-800m
- Walking time : 5 to 6 hours


      Transfer to Muttrah (160 km - 1h 45)






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