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About Jabal Akhdar
Jabal Akhdar, meaning the Green Mountain, is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Oman, which extends about 300 km northwest to southeast, between 50-100 (31-62 mi) inland from the Gulf of Oman coast. It is one of Oman's most spectacular areas. The highest point, Jabal Shams, is around 3000 meters high. It is the highest point in Oman and the whole of Eastern Arabia. It comprises the central section of the Al Hajar Mountains range, and is located around 150km from Muscat.
The range is mostly desert, but at higher altitudes it receives around 300 mm of precipitation annually, moist enough to allow the growth of shrubs and trees and support agriculture. It is that gives the mountains their green name. Cool summer provide the visitor with fresh air surrounded by breathtaking stones. The area is about 2 hours drive from Nizwa and is famous for its traditional rose water extraction and agricultural products including pomegranate, apricot, peach and walnut. The Jabal is mostly inhabited by the Ancient Arab tribe Bani Riyam. Most descendants of the tribe are now in nearby towns such as Nizwa and Izki; some inhabit Ibra.
Things to do
Hiking, Camping, Cultural Tour
Drive off into 4x4 with the guide through this remote area offering wonderful views of the dramatic landscape and an insight into the local way of life. Visit Diana Point, view the village surround by the mountain with green plants. Off to the village of Wadi Bani Habib, where they growth different fruit plantation like cherry, peach flowers, pomegranate and saffron create an amazing palette of colors and scent throughout the year. The area is also famed for its abundance of roses which are used for rose water, perfumes and flavor.
- Pickup Time: 8:00am
- Return Time: 17:00pm
- 4x4 car with air-condition
- English speaking guide
- Lunch, soft drinks and water on the board.
Terms and Conditions Apply Rate is based on 1 Car / Minimum 4 person basis
Cost in Omani Rials for groups of 1 to 4 people
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