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TREK AND DISCOVER

12 DAYS
GUARANTEED Departure on 19/02/2023

A tour with 2 multi-day hikes : one in the Eastern Hajar and one in Jebel Akhdar. But also the visit of 2 small cities and a short stay in the desert.

Guidéd in :

Level :

Level 3

Environment :

Mountain, Wadi, Desert

Activities :

Hiking     Swimming     Canyoning & Aquatic hiking     Culture   

Accomodation :

Camping X 6     Hotel, appartment, guesthouse, ect... X 5

950 855 OMR

per person

GROUP
of 3 to 7

JOUR 1 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in a wadi

DAY 1 : Walk and swim in a wadi

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 : 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 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Sunset in the dunes

DAY 5 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 5 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 5 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 5 : Camping in Wahiba Sands

DAY 6 : Hiking in the Wahiba Sands

DAY 6 : Hiking in the Wahiba Sands

DAY 6 : Hiking in the Wahiba Sands

DAY 6 : Hiking in the Wahiba Sands

DAY 6 : Hiking in the Wahiba Sands

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort - Standard Room

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort - Standard Room

DAY 7 : Beautiful hotel with simple comfort - Standard Room

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Souq of Nizwa

DAY 8 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 8 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 8 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 8 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 8 : Camping on a high plateau

DAY 9 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 9 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 9 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 9 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 9 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 9 : Hike to a remote palm garden in a canyon

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 9 : Mountain guesthouse - Standard Room

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Hike in the mountain

DAY 10 : Guesthouse in a mountain village

DAY 10 : Guesthouse in a mountain village

DAY 10 : Guesthouse in a mountain village

DAY 10 : Guesthouse in a mountain village - Standard Room

DAY 11 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 11 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 11 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 11 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 11 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 11 : Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

DAY 12 : Hike down from Jebel Akhdar

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(local tour operator licence)
AL MAALAM TOURS - PO BOX 917 - Post Code 611 - NIZWA - SULTANATE OF OMAN




MAIN INFORMATION

Price per person

950 OMR (2486 USD)

Group Size

from 3 to 7 persons

Status

GUARANTED (remains places)

Tour guided in

English

Start

19/02/2023 at 09:00

Meet at Mutrah Hotel (we will send you location)

Finish

02/03/2023 at 18:00

We can drop you to any 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

IBRAHIM
39 years old
15 years of experience
Speaks Arabi, English

CHILDHOOD

He was born and grew up in an old quarter of Nizwa, a city with long history and traditions.

Raised with 10 brothers and sisters, he had a happy childhood and witnessed huge changes : he saw electricity arriving first at school and then in his house, the dirt-road linking Nizwa to Muscat become asphalted and then a highway, the opening of the country to foreigners…

YOUTH

Good soccer player and several times champion of Karate in Oman, he started to work early, performing various small jobs : waiter, delivery-boy, seller of fruits and vegetables, office assistant… When he entered adventure tourism, first as driver/assistant, he immediately knew he found his way.

He quickly became trekking guide and trained himself for via-ferrata and canyoning.

He then started to meet western people and he did his first journeys abroad in Turkey, Syria, and Thailand.

ADULTHOOD

After several years working for different agencies in the field of adventure tourism, he opened with his friend Antoine the agency Al Maalam Tours.

While managing the company which developped quickly and still guiding tours, he married and made a family.

He also travelled to Europe, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, La Reunion Island, and Comor Islands.

In 2017, he closed the company Al Maalam Tours to take some rest, step back, and spend more time with his family.

He also used this time to develop small farming in his garden with fruit trees, vegetables, chicken, and goats, and he travelled to Indonesia.

After digesting all these rich and numerous experiences, he decided in 2021, to open again Al Maalam Tours, still with his friend Antoine, to start again his professional activity in a slightly different way : slowlier but better and longlasting.

FUTURE

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


Tour guided by IBRAHIM

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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...


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DAY 1

19/02/2023

- Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a wadi (120 km - 1h 30)


      Walk and swim in a wadi

We start with a refreshing swim in the vast pool down the village where we park. We then walk up the wadi around large boulders and across water pools until the canyons narrows to form very long pools. We swim there and go back the same way. Warning : in some places, you might have to step in the water ; you shoes and pants might get wet…

- Level 2    
- Duration : 4 hours
- Walking time : 2 to 3 hours


      Transfer to Tiwi (80 km - 1h)


      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…

Individual camping tent



DAY 2

20/02/2023

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

21/02/2023

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

22/02/2023

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


      Transfer to Ibra (150 km - 5h)


      Ibra Motel

Simple hotel in town

Standard Room



DAY 5

23/02/2023

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Visit of Ibra Souq

- Duration : 1 hours

      Transfer to our campsite in the desert (70 km - 1h)


      Sunset in the dunes

We start a walk across the dunes in late afternoon. The heat isn't too strong anymore and the sunlight is the more beautiful. The setting sun always gives changing colour to the sand and the shades. This a great unforgetable time.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 1 hours

      Camping in Wahiba Sands

Individual camping tent



DAY 6

24/02/2023

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hiking in the Wahiba Sands

We start walking early morning when the sun is not too strong. We walk some 3-4 hours in this wonderful lanscape of sand dunes. Around twelve, when the sun reaches its highest point, we stop to have lunch and rest under the shade. At the end of the afternoon we start walking again around our camp to see sunset. In the desert, the walking time is only informative and we can adapt the length of the stages according to the group.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +100m/-100m
- Walking time : 4 to 5 hours


      Camping in Wahiba Sands

Individual camping tent



DAY 7

25/02/2023

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Transfer to a wadi (80 km - 1h 30)


      Aquatic hiking in a wadi of the Eatern Hajar

An easy quatic hike in one of the most beautiful wadis of oman. We start from an oasis in the valley. 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 another oasis.

- Level 1    
- Duration : 5 hours
- Walking time : 3 to 5 hours


      Transfer to Nizwa (250 km - 3h)


      Beautiful hotel with simple comfort

A beautiful hotel located in an old quarter of Nizwa, just behind the souk. It's a complex of several old houses which have been renovated with a lot of taste. Rooms, bathrooms, majilis, and teraces are spread in a labyrinth of corridors, stairs, and bridges.

Standard Room
Rooms are charmfull. They are furnished in a traditional style and are all equiped with A/C. Mattress are on the floor. Bathrooms are private but may be located outside the room.. Breakfast taken at the hotel


DAY 8

26/02/2023

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Souq of Nizwa

Nizwa is a major city of Oman located at the foot of the mointains in the interior. In the past it was the capital of the country and remains the cultural center of the country for mountain people. The Souq was rehabilitated some 15 years ago. Friday is the market day, called 'Souq Al Jumaa', and brings visitors from the nearby mountains as well as bedous from the desert side. The livestock souq is particularly worth a visit. But you find also the fish souq, vegetable souq, meat souq, as well as some people saling moutain honey, dates, incense, and anything you might need.

- Duration : 1 hours 30

      Transfer to a wadi flowing down from Jebel Akhdar (70 km - 1h)


      Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

A pleasant and gentle hike. We walk sometimes in the bottom of the wadi and sometimes on old paths a little up. There is a stream flowing and some pools are just big enough for a refreshing bath. After 2 hours walk we cross abandonned gardens. The rocks are wonderful : we walk on wide layers of purple and gren clay. We finally arrive to a village surrounded by impressive huge cliffs and here is the car track.

- Level 2    
- Duration : 4 hours
- Height difference : +300m/-50m
- Walking time : 2 to 3 hours


      Transfer to a plateau covered with juniper trees (40 km - 1h)


      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 9

27/02/2023

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 high troglodyte settlement (20 km - 0h 45)


      Mountain guesthouse

Overnight in a beautifully renovated guesthouse in an old troglodyte village. The village is built under a cliff.

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 10

28/02/2023

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike in the mountain

A nice hike, not too much difficult, except one very steep descent, which take us from the plateau to a valley forming a big amphitheater. We start at a village located at 2200m above sea level, where pomogranates and wallnuts do particularly well, and use a path on the flank of the mountain which offers spectular views over several valleys of the northern slope. We finaly reach a pass where we discover the big amphitheater-like valley in which lays our arrival point : a village located at an height of 1400m, where main grown trees are apricots and peaches.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 7 hours
- Height difference : +450m/-800m
- Walking time : 5 to 6 hours


      Guesthouse in a mountain village

A nice Guesthouse, very well located at the entrance of the village, and with superb view over the valley

Standard Room
. Breakfast & dinner taken at the hotel


DAY 11

01/03/2023

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner


      Hike up to Jebel Akhdar

We start in a village located at 1400m. We start climbing across the terraces planted with apricots, onions, pomogranates, and lime trees. We then follow the falaj and climb steeply toward a small pass. All along the steep climb we have stunning views over the amphiteater-like vallley we come from. After the pass a gentle walk in a landscape typical of Jebel Akhdhar leads us to a high village.

- Level 3    
- Duration : 6 hours
- Height difference : +800m/-500m
- Walking time : 4 to 6 hours


      Camping high in the mountain

We set up our camp not far from a village, at an height of 1900m.

Individual camping tent



DAY 12

02/03/2023

Breakfast - Lunch -


      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)






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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