Experience the striking scenery of the Western Hajar mountain range
What you’re going to do
Hike 3km along the Jebel Shams Balcony trail, a 200 year old route which leads to the abandoned village of Sab Bani Khamis and the hidden lake. From here, you have the option to hike back the same route or climb the Via Ferrata. This exciting activity involves a 200m climb up the cliff using a steel cable. Camp overnight within the grounds of Sama Heights Resort which offers access to bathrooms. The following morning, the group will visit the picturesque village of Misfat Al Abriyeen before driving back to Muscat.
Day 1 9 am - Pick Up 12:30 pm - Packed lunch at the viewpoint 1 pm - Depart for the Balcony walk hike 3 pm - Arrive at the abandoned village and hidden valley, choose to hike back the same route or climb up using the Via Ferrata 5 pm - Set up camp at Sama Heights and tuck into a grill dinner
Day 2 8 am - Breakfast prepared by the guides 9 am - Depart for Misfat 10:15 am - Explore the picturesque town on foot 11 am - Depart for Muscat 1:30 pm - Drop off in Muscat
Ages: 8+ for hiking, 16+ for Via Ferrata
Mixed/Group Tours are available on Fridays in Winter
Depart - Friday @ 9 AM | Return - Saturday @ 2 PM
Packing list: Ankle support hiking boot, hiking gear (such as dryfit clothing, shorts for men and leggings for ladies), sun hat, sunscreen, spare clothes and sandals to change into.
Further notes: **Booked in mutiples of 2 on a sharing basis (double or twin room)
Health & Wellness
Experienced guiding team
Packed lunch, dinner, breakfast, snacks and bottled water
Safety equipment (helmets and harnesses)
One night camping at Sama heights Resort, tent, sleeping bag and sleeping mat provided