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Jabal Shams is a mountain located in Northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town. It is the highest mountain of the It is a popular sightseeing area located 240km from Muscat. In the summer, temperature is around 20 degrees Centigrade and in the winter it drops to less than 0 degrees.
The Jabal Shams true highest point is the North Summit occupied by a military base and is a restricted area. It is measured at 3009m.
Jabal Shams has a second summit, the South Summit, which is publicly accessible for trekking via the W4 trail marked by Ministry of Tourism, Oman. The elevation of the second summit 2997m.
Things to do
Hiking, Via Ferrata, Abseiling, Camping, Cultural Tour
Drive North side way through the mountains towards the Batinah plain and visit the village of Bilad Sayt, a mountain village set on a stunning point of view and cross through Wadi Bani Awf, a beautiful wadi with plenty of spots for great pictures. Head off to Wadi Ghul, a spectacular deep canyon in the mountain range out of which rises Jabel Shams, the highest pick in Oman at over 3,000m. Jabel Shams, the mountain of the sun, is home to weavers of heavy woollen rugs in distinctive red, black and brown geometric designs. Along the steep and windy road leading to the top of the mountain, you will discover small villages hiding within the mountains rocks and then reach the incredible Grand Canyon, where you can enjoy a walk in the cool atmosphere of the mountain.
- 4x4 car with air-condition
- English speaking guide
- Lunch, soft drinks and water on the board.
Terms and Conditions Apply Rate is based on 1 Car / Minimum 4 person basis
Cost in Omani Rials for groups of 1 to 4 people
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