9-day trail running tour in Oman

Etienne, a SNAM-UIMLA-certified mountain guide, wants to take you on this 9-day trail running experience in Oman, a jewel of Arabia at the entrance of the Persian Gulf!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

9 days

Mountain Range

Al Hajar Mountains

People per Guide

8 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Lying at the entrance of the Persian Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman is a land brimming with open spaces and hidden treasures.

    This trail-running trip to the land of the Arabian Nights is a real immersion in its sublime landscapes and in its ancestral traditions.

    Jebel Shams (3000 m) —the most spectacular of all Grand Canyon mountains, known as ‘mountain of the sun’— is waiting for your ascent.

    We will run 20 km a day so you’ll need to be in a very good physical level and have experience hiking on altitudes higher than 1500 m. It’s also important that you do not suffer from vertigo.

    The itinerary I propose for this 9-day tour is as follows. The first and the last day will be saved for the airplane trips. From the second day to the seventh day, we will dive in this almost virgin territory. At the foot of many canyons, we’ll find exuberant oases called Wadi. We will descend from the mountains until these bodies of waters and take a big dip.

    We will also get the chance to meet the sea turtles, that slumber on the sandy beaches of Ras Al Hadd.

    Besides, this trip could be a perfect opportunity to explore the ancient Bahla Fort, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and the mystifying Al Hoota cave as well as the souks of Nizwa and Muttrah.

    During this trip, we’ll stay some nights at very comfortable hotels, with breakfast and traditional Omani meals. But the adventurous part will be sleeping in a bivouac in the desert of Wahibah.

    Admire the most glorious sunset of your life over the ocher-colored sands of Wahibah! Send a request and book this 9-day tour.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    5200 EUR

    Group of 2
    3500 EUR

    Group of 3
    2600 EUR

    Group of 4
    2300 EUR

    Group of 5
    2200 EUR

    Group of 6
    2090 EUR

    Group of 7
    1950 EUR

    Group of 8
    1900 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Flight to the start of the trip
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Transport during the trip
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     The following items are included in the price: <br> -Air tickets (A / R Paris CDG - Muscat) <br> -Transport by 4x4, 7 seats <br> -Visits: Al Hoota Cave, Bahla Fort, Great Mosque, Wadi Shab, etc.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Wadi Shab Resort

      RDV Airport Paris CDG to Muscat (7h30, direct flight)
      Transfer in 4×4. Overnight at Wadi Shab Resort.

    • Day 2Ras Al Hadd

      Wadi Tiwi (4×4). Trail from Wadi Tiwi to Wadi Shab by Al Ghomb (23 km). Ras Al Hadd (4×4)
      After dinner, a nightwalk in search of laying turtles on the beaches of Ras Al Hadd and Ras Al Jinz. Night at Ras Al Hadd Guest House.

    • Day 3Wahibah

      Sand Desert of Wahibah Sands (4×4).
      Trail crossing the northern tip of the Wahibah Sands desert (10 km).
      Bivouac in the middle of the desert, under the splendid starry sky.

    • Day 4Nizwa

      End of the Wahibah desert crossing (5 km).Nizwa (4×4).Visit of the souk of Nizwa. Night at the Al Diyar Nizwa Hotel.

    • Day 5Al Hoota

      Visit to Al Hoota Cave. Ghul (4×4).
      Ascent to the Jebel Shams base camp at Al Khitaym and balcony of the Grand Canyon of Arabia (12 km).
      Overnight at Jebel Shams Resort.

    • Day 6Jebel Shams + Jebel Akhar

      Ascent to the highest point of the Arabian Peninsula, the Jebel Shams (3075 m – 23 km). Jebel Akdhar (4×4). Overnight at Sahab Hotel.

    • Day 7Wukan + Muscat

      Ascent to the pass of Wukan (20 km)
      Muscat (4×4). Overnight at Ramee Guestline Hotel Qurum, close to the mangrove.

    • Day 8Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

      Visit of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souk and Muscat.
      Night at Golden Tulip Airport Hotel.

    • Day 9Departure

      Muscat to Paris CDG.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    Hotel / Bivouac

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    Physical conditions / Technical level:

    -Be able to run 20 km per day for 6 days (or have already run an ultra-trail)

    -Have already run more than 25 km,

    -Have already done hiking or trails with a difference in altitude > 1500 m D +,

    -Be comfortable in difficult technical parts

    -Do not have vertigo.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    As a certified International Mountain Leader and an engineer in geology and mountain biology, I am passionate about the many facets offered by the mountain environment, in France or abroad.
    I like to escape for several days in the great outdoors of Scotland, Oman, Corsica, the Alps or Kyrgyzstan with my backpack. But I also like walking the most beautiful trails in the world running, in "light" mode, with little equipment on the back.
    I am indeed a trail-running specialist since I am one of the best French in the discipline, accumulating dozens of victories on many races all over France.

    I will be listening to you and I will know how to give you good advice at the right time to help you progress in your practice. I will not hesitate to talk to you about geology, botany, fauna or geomorphology, sciences that I particularly like.

     
     

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