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Eid Holiday: Green Mountains of Jabal Akhdar


  • Jabak Akhdar Oman (map)
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Explore Oman’s mountains and abandoned villages. Admire alpine flora and blooming pomegranate trees on our way across wadis, dams and plateaus of Jabal Akhdar on this two day trekking adventure! It will be warm during the day and slightly chilly in the night. These are not challenging walks. They are meant to be a chance to explore the scenery and get a great day's hike in.

Thursday:

Drive to Jebal Akhdar, arrive by 9 pm for your 2 nights at the Stone House on Jabal Akdar.

Friday: 6 hour trek
After breakfast, we will begin our day exploring on this incredibly beautiful mountain as we find pools, caves, and abandoned villages. We’ll pass through a local village and admire the terraced farms and aflaj irrigation systems. Back at the hotel after a filling dinner, we’ll enjoy a cool evening admiring some of the most beautiful skies in the world. Yes, the nights are still chilly up on Jabal Akhdar.

Saturday: 4 hour trek
We’ll begin hiking this morning around 8am to be done by lunch. Today’s hike is a little more relaxing as we continue to explore Omani villages and the countryside. Taking in the last bit of cooler air and greenery before returning to the UAE.

Trail Details:

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Trail Type: Loop Trail

Distance: 18-20 km

Time: 10 hours

Terrain: Well defined paths, rocks, farm paths

Suitable For: Beginners, children 7 years and older

Distance from Dubai: 6 hours

Distance from Abu Dhabi: 5 1/2 hours

Participants Need:

  • Hiking shoes or hiking boots

  • Backpack and 2L hydration bladder

  • 2 liters of water

  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen

  • Warmer clothes/rain gear

Included:

  • 2 Nights Accommodations

  • All Meals

  • 1 Local Guide/1 UAE Trekker Guide

Not Included:

Transport Options:

  • Carpool/drive private vehicle

  • Carpool rental vehicle (additional charge

Price: 950 AED including VAT


ALL TREKS ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT.

If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural or unforseen circumstances (like rain, flooding, sand storms, excessive heat (32C/90F), etc.), UAE Trekkers will issue a trek voucher for the full amount of the trek fee. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek within the next six months

BE AWARE: PASSPORT INFORMATION

It is your responsibility to ensure your passport has two (2) blank pages and is valid for six (6) months after the conclusion of the tour. UAE residences must also have a minimum of 3 months validity left in their current residency visa. Travelers missing flights or denied boarding because of improper documentation will not receive any compensation or refunds.

Earlier Event: May 28
Everest Base Camp
Later Event: July 11
Jabal Akhdar Weekend