Jebal Shams II - The Moon Walk- Oman

The popular Jabal Shams strikes again with this multi-level hike. This adventure is catered to both beginners and advanced hikers. The first hike is an easy trek to the abandoned village at Jebal Shams, a four hour trek. This will be followed by the Moonwalk, an 8 to 10 hour hike, that will be taking place midday and carry on thru the night. The moon walkers will only do this hike on full mooned weekends enabling them to navigate through the terrain with ease using the moonlight. The hike is a 15km ascend in one direction arriving finally at the camp site location.   The adventures continue the next morning when the hikers will be taken to the Dark Room cave where they will proceed to explore one of Oman’s phreatic limestone caves. This water filled tunneling cave expands and contracts and moves  underneath the earths surface for approximately 700 meters deep accessibly.  The hikers will be expected to have to swim in parts of the cave in order to move forward. After exploring the cave the hikers will be returned to Muscat arriving at the airport at 3PM.

 

Price is 200 KD
Full payment is due within 48 hours of signup

Difficulty level:
Easy to Difficult (difficult hike is optional)
Temp : -5 to 30 C depending on the season

Distance of Abandon Village walk: 6 km
Carrying load: 2-3 kg (only water and snacks)

Distances of the Moon walk: 15 km  up-hill.
Carrying load: ~10 kg (only water and food)

Distance of the cave: 1.5 km - walking, crawling in water and not recommended for claustrophobics.

Whats provided?
Transportation from Muscat to Jebal Shams, camping gear, food, drinks are all provided.

What You need to bring?  hiking boots, sleeping bag, headlights (preferred water proof) and medium size backpack 30L+

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