Oman Adventure Trekking
Oman, Trek & Walk, 10 days - from £1,395 (land only) - from €1,675 (land only) - from $2,295 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Muscat. A single group transfer will be provided from Muscat Airport. KE Land Only package services begin with lunch at the hotel and an afternoon city tour.
Day 2: Drive to the Western Hajar Mountains. We visit Wadi Bani Awf and explore the pretty village of Bilad Sait, before setting up camp on the Sharaf al Alamayn Plateau. Short afternoon ridge walk.
Day 3: After a short drive to the top of Jabal Shams, we walk the 'Balcony Trail' along the edge of Oman's 'Grand Canyon', then drive in 4x4 vehicles down to the canyon floor. Camp in Wadi Tanuf.
Day 4: A longer trek today ascending Jabal Akhdar (2200m / 7217ft) with some exposed stretches of scrambling and walking. We overnight on the Sayq Plateau, a wonderful place to watch the sunset over a camp dinner.
Day 5: We enjoy a spectacular descent into Wadi Tanuf with breathtaking views and cliff-side paths. We then transfer to a comfortable hotel in Nizwa where we can relax beside the pool.
Day 6: Free morning to explore this former capital noted for its 17th century fort and atmospheric souks full of silversmiths. After lunch we transfer to our camp at Wadi Bani Khalid in the Eastern Hajar.
Day 7: The first of our 2 days crossing the Selma Plateau is a long one, through the lush green wadi and climbing gradually to the rugged landscape of the high plateau. Camp at 1500 metres (5000 feet).
Day 8: Today we complete the crossing of the plateau and descend to Wadi Tiwi. We then drive to White Beach where we set up camp on the soft white sands.
Day 9: After a quick swim and breakfast, there is the option to visit nearby Wadi Shab, where a short walk leads to swimming pools and a hidden cave. In the afternoon we drive back to the hotel in Muscat.
Day 10: KE Land Only package services end with breakfast. After breakfast, there is a single group transfer to Muscat Airport.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.