- Travel Info
We also offer a 12- day expedition program for adventure-seeking youth. We have an exciting camping, adventurous trekking and hiking the Western Hajar mountain range, visiting the Nizwa city and the abandoned village of Jabel Akhdar and a lot more fun activities await you in Oman.
Day 1 :
Arrive and then transfer to the hotel in Muscat. make a city tour and visit Muscat’s Grand Mosque (depends on on-time arrival).
Day 2 : Muscat – Nakhal – Bani Awf and camp on Bilad Sait.
After breakfast, we set off from the hotel in 4WD cars at 8 am and drive north towards Nakhal. Then continue towards the Western Hajar mountains and entering Wadi Bani Awf. Leaving the blacktop road we quickly engage 4-wheel drive as we start our journey through this picturesque wadi lined with date farms and water pools. We will stop to start our first Adventure Canyon which will be full of fun and good experience. After 3 hours we will meet our 4X4 drivers and head to the magnificent village of Bilad Sait where we will start to build our first wild camp.
Day 3 : Bilad Sait / Sharaf al Alameen camp in Sharaf Al Alameen
After breakfast, we start Hiking to Birkat al Sharaf. We take the opportunity for a photo stop during the walk. Continue our way up to 2000m and get our nice views of the stunning Western Hajar mountain range, while walking along the Birkat Al Sharaf/Sharaf Alamein enjoys unique panoramic views of over 1000 square kilometers of the whole Jabal Akhdar area. We will make our Camp nearby area.
The Walk (W8), Time (6-7hrs)
Day 4 : Al Hamra village
After breakfast, we leave our camp to Al Hamra village in the South West. Around 11:00 Am we will make our way towards Jebal Shams, the highest point in Oman at 3000m, where we take a walk (– balcony walk )From Al Kateen village we follow the balcony trail along the mountain edge to an abandoned village which clings to the rocks completely hidden from view from above and below. Just beyond the village, we can see the traditional farm terracing where locals used to produce their food and a short walk further takes us to the small lake that feeds the terracing. The walk back along the balcony trail offers more breathtaking views of the canyon and we stop to further enjoy the views over a picnic lunch and camp for a night under the stars.
The Walk (w6), Time (4hrs)
Day 5 : Jabal shams– wadi Ghul & Nakhar village to Tanuf / camp
After breakfast we set off in 4×4’s down the mountain to Wadi Ghul and Nakhr village to view the canyon in reverse – from the bottom up, which is equally as dramatic and stunning, as this journey takes us through more than half a billion years of geological time. Stopping for coffee and dates with the people of Nakhar village we see goat hair carpets being woven and dyed. We then head off to Tanuf makes an ideal resting place for our d night of wild camping.
Day 6 : Jabel Akhdar – Abandoned village
Start 7/8 hrs treck in Jabel Akhdar – an Abandoned village where we take 8-9 hours Nice view in the rim of Jabal Akhdar stop for lunch then to the plateau where we camp. Today sees us rising early and after a hearty breakfast, we break camp and start our 7-8hr trek up Oman’s beautiful ‘green mountain’ Jabal Akhdar. The initial path is quite steep as we move over smooth rock slabs and quickly gain altitude covering much of the 1400m (from 700m to 2200m) in the first 3-4hrs to enjoy views at 1400m out over the village of Al Far and Wadi Al Qashah. A short detour brings us to an abandoned cliff village where we stop to enjoy our picnic lunch, before setting off for the gentler afternoon hike, aiming to reach the camp on Sayq Plateau at 2200m by 4 pm, allowing time to relax and to enjoy the sunset before dinner. Back to Tanuf 6-7 hours of walking to reach at last Nizwa city for overnight.
Camp / plateau , Time (7-8hours)
Day 7 :
Another day when we are up and set off early after breakfast and breaking camp to trek down from the Al Jarir region of the plateau back to Tanuf. Although a shorter route down, with ~6-7 hours of walking, this is one of the most spectacular walks in Oman, at times quite challenging with some steep scrambling in parts offering fantastic aerial views. In the afternoon we reach Bahla city were we stay for overnight Hotel Or Heritage village.
Day 8 : Heritage village / Nizwa /– Wadi Bani Khalid
In the morning we will take a tour to Nizwa city, the former capital city of Oman, Today, Nizwa is still the largest and most important town in this area of the interior and is noted for its 17th-century fort and atmospheric souks full of silversmiths’ art, especially ornately engraved khanjars. After lunch in a local restaurant, we make the 3.5hr journey to Wadi Bani Khalid for an afternoon swim before making camp.
Day 9 :
After breakfast, we start 2 days trek up ( over salam plateau down to Wadi Tiwi ). This morning we start our 2-day trek up and over the Selma Plateau and down to Wadi Tiwi. From dipping our toes in the cool wadi waters we walk through the lush coolness of this popular and breathtaking wadi ascending gradually to an altitude of 1655m. The rugged landscape provides a stark contrast to the greenness of the wadi and offers panoramic views out over the stunning Eastern Hajar mountain range. We make wild camp on the plateau and settle down for another night under the stars.
The Walk (E35), Time (8-9hour)
Day 10 :
Down from the plateau to Wadi Tiwi, walk to the cars and go for camp in Finns ( white beach ) Wake up and early we break camp after breakfast and begin our onward and down trek from the plateau to Wadi Tiwi. The rugged landscape continues until we start to descend and once more encounter the lush coolness of the wadi with its dramatic rock faces and palms. Once refreshed we walk the final gentle stretch to the cars and go on to our camp, just 15mins away at the stunning talcum powder soft White Beach.
The Walk (E35), Time (6-7hours)
Day 11 :
Relax day: Wadi Shab, enjoy swimming in the pools after lunch walks back to the cars and back to Muscat. After perhaps a quick swim and snorkel before breakfast we break camp and head to nearby Wadi Shab, just 15mins away by car. A gentle 1hr stroll up this beautiful wadi brings us to the swimming pools. Here we can relax and swim in the pools and onto the hidden cave. Once refreshed and after lunch, we walk back to the cars and make our journey back to Muscat. Wadi Shab walk is around 2 hours.
Night stay in Hotel.
Day 12 : Departure .