The only way to reach this beautiful remote village is by boat, so we make a weekend of it by exploring the fjords of Musandam (on the Khasab side) and snorkeling and hiking.  You will take a dhow and head to the remote, northernmost village of Kumzar, where you will get to meet people that speak their own language and are completely isolated from the rest of the world.  The Kumzar mountain hike is not an easy one, so if you choose not to complete it, you will have the option of staying in the village.

Thursday night’s accommodation will be at the Eco-Venture Dormitory in Ras Al Khaimah and Friday’s will be camping on a beautiful beach on a remote island. All meals are provided.  This trip is family friendly and suitable for children aged 10 and above.

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Moderate: Up steep hills and down exposed ledges, with bouldering and some climbing.

Duration: 5 hours

Length: 7 Km round trip

Elevation: 450 m from start  to finish

Day 1: Leave Thursday 5 pm and reach only RAK at around 10 pm. Sleep comfortably in a twin room basis.

Day 2: Friday Morning . 6 AM leave RAK for border/ change buses in Khasab. Arrive to port at 09 Am. Leave from port and boat to Telegraph Island which will take approximately 2 hours.  You will snorkel here and then motor to another fjord or island farther up the coast.   Friday will include 2 different places to snorkel. At Sunset, we arrive to camping spot, remote beach. Camp and dinner.

Day 3: Saturday 6 am: Sunrise wake up and pack up, back to the boat for short drive to Kumzar. Hike in Kumzar will take 6 to 7 hours depending on the pace but you will go slowly and have lots of stops. The terrain is rocky, steep inclines with scree and rocks. We will reach the abandoned village of Sill, have a break there then follow the same trail back to Kumar.  Leave Kumzar by 2 pm and motor back to Khasab. Back to UAE by 11 pm/midnight.

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