Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions we get asked all the time. If your questions isn't
addressed here, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help
How can I register for a trip?
Are the trips hard? Do I have to be in great physical shape?
What's the minimum age to join your trips?
Most trips are open to those 18 years or older. But we do have trips designed for families, so you can enjoy the adventure with your parents/children.
Every trip has it’s own list that we’ll send you when you sign up. You can also see it in the trip PDF available on the booking page. For a quick idea of the thing you might need, check out one of the videos below:
What do I need to bring with me on the trip?
Can I buy/rent stuff from Husaak?
Yes, we have equipment available for rent (sleeping bag, sleeping mat, hiking boot, hiking bag) and others for sell. You’ll get the option to rent equipment when you make your booking.
Are the trips segregated?
Are there bathrooms?
This is probably the question we get asked the most. Most trips won’t have access to bathrooms during the trip, other than maybe a stop at a gas station along the way. The rest of the time, we’ll be in the wilderness. You will have access the to Hussak Center before and after the trip where we have showers and bathrooms.
What do I need to bring with me on a trip?
This will depend on the nature of the trip. All trips will require you to bring along a sleeping bag, headlight and hiking boots. Some will need additional gear like a sleeping mat, hiking stick or waterproof bag. Check the individual trip’s details for the full list. We also offer gear rental and sale, if you’re missing anything.
Will there be porters to carry my things for me?
What happens if there’s an emergency?
Our guiding team are all certified Wilderness First Responders, so they will take any immediate actions if needed. We also do a full risk assessment before every trip and identify the nearest hospitals/clinics in case any additional medical assistance is required.
Can I leave in the middle of the trip?
If you’ve signed up for a trip, you’re expected to complete it. Husaak will not cut the trip short to return people to Muscat in the middle of the trip for any reason other than a medical emergency.
Will there be bugs / wild animals on the trip ?
Depending on the locations and the season, yes. There’s usually less bugs in the winter, but bring bug spray. As for wild animals, there are some, but they’re rare and are not a danger to people.
Where can I buy adventure gear in my home country
Bahrain: Sun&Sand Sports
Kuwait: Decathlon / Explorers Base
Oman: Sun&Sand Sports / The adventurer
Qatar: Sun&Sand Sports / Decathlon
Saudi Arabia: Sun&Sand Sports/ Advsto/ Marrell
UAE: Sun&Sand Sports / Decathlon / Adventure HQ
Why are all your trips in Oman
Husaak operates adventures in Oman, Abu Dhabi, and occasionally in Saudi Arabia. Plus international expeditions across the planet, including Alaska, Mongolia, Antarctica, Tanzania and more. But Oman is our headquarters and where we operate the majority of our trips because of the all the amazing locations it it has to offer for adventurers.
What does “Husaak” mean?
Join the trip and ask our guides that question around the campfire