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Jebel Shams Summit 


Jabal Shams is a rite of passage if you are a hiker living in the UAE or Oman! To say you have braved the full W4 is a noteworthy accomplishment! It's an amazing hike and a rite of passage if you are new to the trekking world of Oman. But it's a big commitment.

We will have to push to the Summit as the season means less daylight. We will stick to our early morning start of 4:30 am. Yes, it's crazy!

Consider leaving by 3 pm on Thursday in order to get ANY sleep. Most people find that it will take 7 hours no matter what your google map shows. Border crossings can add an hour or more sometimes.

Saturday option will also include the half or full abseil, at an additional charge. Most people, though very tired on Friday night, wake up on Saturday and are ready to do the abseil, which is not strenuous, just exciting!

Itinerary:

Thursday:

• Get an early nights sleep

Friday:

• Early Breakfast 4:30 AM

• Option 1: The summit group will start to hike at 4:45 am with headlamps. Summit can be as long as 12 hours, but you can always turn around if you need to prior to that.

• Friday packed lunch - you will select your own lunch upon arrival on Thursday night. Snacks, water, electrolytes (1 pack per person, 3 liters per person)

• Option 2: You will start the hike at 1750 m. You must reach 2900m within 4 hours if you would like to join the summit group. Otherwise, you will turn around at 12:00 after a good long rest and lunch at the campsite.

• BBQ dinner; There are also plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options.

Cost: 990 AED

Self Drive Option (Leaving at 3PM highly recommended): 900 DH

Carpools organized via whats app.

What’s included:

• Accommodation for two nights on twin sharing basis

• All meals

• Activities and gear

• Pool access all day

• Experienced and certified guides

• Group safety gear, communication tools, satellite phone ICE