Day 0126th March 2020 (Thursday)
- Arrival at Muscat (D)
Recommended arrival time: by 4 pm. Upon your arrival in Muscat, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative. When the group assembles, you will drive to the foothills of the Jebel Shams mountain range. Estimated arrival to the base camp: approx. 7 pm. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 0227th March 2020 (Friday)
- Jebel Shams summit (2,997 m ) (B, L, D)
After an early breakfast (at 6 am), you will begin your ascent. The hike to the summit of Jebel Shams follows the W4 trail, with views on the Omani Grand Canyon and multiple wadis. The landscape is wild, rough and impressive, with rugged slopes, snake canyons and fertile valleys interchanging in beautiful patterns. The roundtrip should take approximately 10-12 hours from the base camp, while 5 to 7 hours are needed to reach the summit, depending on the number of stops required on the way. Late in the afternoon, you will return to Muscat (estimated arrival time: 8-9 pm). Overnight stay at the Mysk Al Mouj Hotel or similar.
Day 0328th March 2020 ( Saturday)
- Departure Muscat (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flights (approx. at 10am).