9-day trail running tour in Oman

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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!

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Al Hajar Mountains

9 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Description

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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Wadi Shab Resort

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

Day 2: Ras 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 3: Wahibah

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 4: Nizwa

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 5: Al 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 6: Jebel 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 7: Wukan + Muscat

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

Day 8: Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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

Day 9: Departure

Muscat to Paris CDG.

 

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Hotel / Bivouac

More info

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.


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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 5361 Each

Group of 2

EUR 3609 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2681 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2372 Each

Group of 5

EUR 2269 Each

Group of 6

EUR 2155 Each

Group of 7

EUR 2011 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1959 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

The following items are included in the price:

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-Air tickets (A / R Paris CDG - Muscat)

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-Transport by 4x4, 7 seats

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-Visits: Al Hoota Cave, Bahla Fort, Great Mosque, Wadi Shab, etc.




 

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