Imposing, awe-inspiring, challenging, breathtaking; these are just some of the words travellers may use to describe a journey through the mountains of Oman. Here are some of the mountains worth exploring when here.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar
Known as the Green Mountain, this 2,980 metre mountain features a wide plateau near its summit. Well worth planning a visit to from the resorts or hotels in Oman you will be staying at, this mountain is known for its lush greenery, cool weather and traditional villages, not forgetting stunning vistas.
Those looking for a mountain climbing challenge can consider Jebel Kawr in Quriyat. Rising to a height just above 2,500 metres, this mountain with its big walls offers plenty of thrills for those who make the ascent. Even if you are not staying close by, you can plan excursions to this mountain from cities like Sohar where you will find the property of Oman Hotels & Tourism Company.
Named the Sun Mountain due to the fact that you can catch the sun’s first and last rays from here, Jabal Shams stands a little over 3,000 metres and is the highest peak in Oman. A great spot for camping, this mountain features a “Balcony Walk” amidst rugged cliffs and spectacular natural beauty.
Located in is Dhofar, this mountain is popular amongst tourists, particularly between July and September during what is known as the Khareef monsoon season; this period is marked by lush greenery which adds to the charm of the area.
Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+