The Most Beautiful Places To Go Hiking In Oman

The Jebel Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar, is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman
The Jebel Akhdar, Jabal Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar, is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range in Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate of Oman | © Emad Aljumah / Getty Images
Gehad Medhat

How would it feel to get on top of the world, exploring mountains and living an adventure within nature? Breathtaking, right! Well, Oman happens to be the land of the mountains which offers all adventurers out there a lot to explore and a liberating sense of challenge and victory. Here is our list of the best places you must visit for hiking in Oman. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Jebel Akhdar

Jebel Akhdar, also known as Jabal Akhdar or Al Jabal Al Akhdar, Al Hajar mountain range, Oman

Jebel Akhdar, which means the “Green Mountain” in English, is one of the most spectacular mountains located in the Al Hajar Mountains range in Al Dakhliya region. Although it is mostly rocky and covered with stones, the mountain is moist enough to support agriculture, and that’s how it got its name. The mountain is inhabited by Omani tribes called “Al Riyami”, who established their lives by building villages and farming and planting the mountain. In 2011, the mountain was designated a natural reserve for its unique biodiversity.

Majlis Al Jinn

Wadi Shab

Wadi Shab is an oasis popular with locals and tourists alike along the coast of Oman between Muscat and Sur.

Wadi Shab, which is located in Al Sharqiyah Region, is one of the most famous valleys in Oman. Local and international visitors come to enjoy the Wadi’s waterfall inside its cave, its turquoise pools and terraced plantations.

Wadi Bani Awf

Wadi Bani Awf is another famous valley in Al Dakhliya region in Oman. It runs through a big canyon and is famous for its limestone cliffs and various plantations of lemons, mangos and dates.

Snake Gorge

Snake Gorge is a famous route that attracts hikers for its unique cliffs, water pools, and natural waterslides. It is a narrow road between mountains.

Jebel Shams

Explore the many spots of natural beauty near to Oman’s capital city

Jebel Shams, or the “Mountain of the Sun”, is another mountain that is part of the Al Hajar Mountains range. However, it is known for being the highest mountain in the country, and has two summits; north and south. Jebel Shams has a great view over Wadi Ghul, which lies next to it and is locally referred to as “The Grand Canyon of Arabia”.

Wadi Sahtan

Wadi Sahtan is another interesting attraction for hikers and adventure lovers. As it contains lots of nice villages, gardens and amazing tracks, it gives all visitors plenty to explore and enjoy.

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