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From Birkat Al Mouz you will go by car up the impressive modern road to Saih Qatenah on Jabal Akhdar, 2000 m above sea level. As this is not only one single mountain but a whole vast mountain plateau there are several different tours on option according to your level of fitness and interest.
Tour option 1): Village Walk, level: beginner, duration: 4 h.
On this cultural stairs hike you enjoy great views and greenery as you walk through 4 mountain villages on small old trails, sometimes steep over stairs and along irrigation channels aflaj, characteristic for Oman and UNESCO World Heritage! You will get an impression about the traditional village life and stop for a lunch break in empty nature. After a short car transfer you will hike a 2nd time through the magnificent abandoned mountain villages of Wadi Bani Habib.
Tour option 2): Remote Village Hike, level: intermediate, duration: 4 h.
On this remote nature hike on high elevations you enjoy great views and natural vegetation as you walk on small old trails through an old abandoned village. Here you can see how the people lived for centuries a completely remote life. A bit further down the trail you reach a natural green paradise as water flows in a little stream providing life to many insects, birds and plants. The trail continues further uphill you will reach the summit area for the lunch break with a 360 degrees view over all the highest mountains in Oman. The descent without trail but good to walk and leads you through another green wadi back to the car again.
All the tours can be operated from 15th October – 15th April and cost all the same prices mentioned below.
Prices per guest: 33 OMR Normal tour price in group of 3-10 people
77 OMR Private tour price 1 person alone
44 OMR Private tour price 2 people
Special discount prices for group bookings from 27 OMR according to number of people.