Jabal Akhdar Hiking Tours
Jabal Akhdar 4 Hrs
We offer a range of Hiking Tours at Jabal Akhdar, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the most popular of which are the beginner level Village Walk and the challenging Village Hiking tour. Though referred to in English as the slightly misleading Green Mountain, Jebel Akhdar is not a mountain as such, but rather to an area that encompasses the great Saiq Plateau across which we offer many varied tours including this one. Most tours here start with the group being picked up from Birkat Al Mouz and driven up to Saih Qatenah, a plateau which is set at an altitude of 2000 m above sea level.
Jabal Akhdar Village Walk
Ideal for beginners or those looking for a leisurely exploration of nature and the villages at this mountain range, the Jabal Akhdar Village Walk is an enjoyable tour for all to try. On this tour, we will get an opportunity to explore numerous village and the natural wonders of Oman. Take in the great views offered by nature as you stroll through mountain trails crossing numerous villages, steep stairs hewn into the mountainside and across numerous Alfaj Irrigation systems which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The village visits will help you develop a better understanding of the history, lives and workings of the Omani villages and their occupants; And exploring the trails builds a greater appreciation for the rich variety of landscapes and natural flora and fauna available in Oman.
We will make a stop for lunch at a nice picnic spot where you can take in the majestic beauty of nature at Jebel Akhdhar after which we will board a car that will take us onward to Wadi Bani Habib where we will continue the second leg of our village walk. We will visit numerous abandoned mountain villages here getting an opportunity to admire the ancient architecture and styles of construction that were used in olden times.
The Village Hiking Tour at Jebel Akhdhar
The Village Hiking Tour at Jebel Akhdhar is perfect for those interested in a slightly challenging hike through the Omani mountainside. The tour is created for those individuals who are looking a rigorous and physically challenging hike through the mountains with the occasional steep trail that narrows down for to a thin path catering to the adventurous souls amongst us. Ideal for those fit folks who are looking to club their exploration of nature and the villages at this mountain range with some physical activity. On this tour, we will traverse through numerous mountain villages as we trek uphill to the summit where we will take a break for lunch before starting our descent. Exploring the villages that fall on our path is a great way to expand our understanding of the traditional lives of the villagers and the history of Oman. The village visits help us learn not just about their lifestyles but also offer an opportunity to admire the ancient architecture and varied materials and styles used in the construction of the structures here.
At one point in our village hiking trail, we will come across a natural spring which meanders down the slope giving rise to a small haven of greenery and the chattering of tiny animal lives along the way. From here we continue uphill towards the summit area, which is a flat expanse offering a 360-degree view of the surrounding hills and landscapes. We take a break for lunch here surrounded by the calm breeze and fantastic views of the surrounding areas. Post lunch we start the hike down the Jebel Akhdhar. There is no set path or trail that we follow on the descent but it’s a pleasant hike downhill that leads us through another green Wadi where we can take a break to admire the beauty of nature before heading to the end point of the tour. A driver will receive us there and drive us to the final drop-off point.
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