Jebal Shams summit - Oman
This is our most popular trip and was one of the first concepts we launched. The Jebal Shams trip takes you on a 2 days trek through some of the oldest rocks in Arabia, some as old as 600 million years. We'll hike above Oman's Grand Canyon (AKA IMAX), and then to the summit,the highest point in the entire GCC at 10,000 ft.
The trip starts on Thursday where you drive to base camp at 5000 ft. Hot dinner is served and we enjoy the majestic view and the nice breeze of Jebal shams. On Friday morning, the hike starts and the team will walk for about 5 km up hill (normally takes 4-5 hours) to reach Camp 2. From camp 2, we'll travel another 5 km to the summit, but without backpacks as we'll leave those at the camp. At the summit, the team will see the majestic view of Wadi Al Sahtan and the rest of Oman through a shear drop of 10,000 ft, it's an experience you'll never forget for the rest of your life.
The team will ascend down to camp 2 where we regroup around the camp fire and have some hearty rib-eye steak for dinner and sleep under the 5 billion stars of Northern Oman's sky.
On Saturday, the team will descend back to the cars and head back to Muscat. Usual estimated time of arrival to Muscat is around 2 PM on Saturday.
Price is 150 KD
Full payment is due within 48 hours of signup
Elevation - start at 5000 ft and up to the summit at 10,000 ft.
Distance: 20 km total up and down.
Fitness level: high
Carrying load: ~20 kg.
Temp : -5 to 30 C depending on the season
Transportation from Muscat to Jebal Shams, camping gear, food, drinks are all provided.
You need: hiking boots, sleeping bag, headlights, and large backpack 50L+