Oman

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Oman

Right in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, facing the Gulf of Oman in the north and the Arabian Sea towards the southeast, lies the Sultanate of Oman. The interior of Oman is largely arid and rocky desert country, with mountainous terrain in the north and the southeast.

Most prominent are the Al Hajar Mountains stretching out across the north of Oman. Here you will find the highest mountains in the East Arabian region, and Oman's highest peak Jabal Shams (2980 m). There are wonderful hiking possibilities in both the Eastern and Western Hajar Mountains, in the high Jabal Al Akhdar range and along the rim of Jabal Shams. Some parts are pretty rough going, passing along deep canyons and gorges. Other trails connect remote and beautiful wadi's (oases).

An interesting option is hiking (and bird watching) on the remote Musandam Peninsula, a rugged mountainous enclave of Oman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) near Dubai, on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

Apart from the mountains, you can set out to explore the desert with camels, for instance in the Wahiba Sands south of the capital Muscat.

When visiting Oman, and for hiking in particular, avoid the extremely hot months of June, July and August.

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Allibert trekking
France
  • WAHIBA ET DUNES D'OMANI SUGAR
  • Cette randonnée à Oman vous emmène aux confins du désert d’Arabie, des cordons de sable blond et ocre du Wahiba, en passant par les mystérieuses dunes blanches d’Omani Sugar, jusqu’aux rivages d’azur de l’océan Indien. Hors des sentiers battus, entre montagnes,... Read more
Allibert trekking
France
  • DES DJEBELS AU GOLFE D'OMAN
  • Oman, le sultanat de la mer avec ses 1 700 kilomètres de côtes sauvages. Le sultanat des montagnes aussi, avec ses imposantes chaînes dominants fièrement les rivages de l’océan Indien ! Cette randonnée à Oman révèle une extraordinaire diversité de paysages : villages... Read more
Allibert trekking
France
  • LES JOYAUX DU SULTANAT D'OMAN
  • Blotti entre mer de sable et océan d’azur, le sultanat d’Oman est une terre d’échange depuis le IIIe millénaire avant J.-C. Pour découvrir les charmes de ce pays aux atouts multiples, voici un trekking à Oman court et intense quimène des plages de sable fin aux cimes escarpées.... Read more
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Netherlands
  • TREKKING IN OMAN
  • Oman, the most beautiful of the Gulf States, boasts a rugged landscape with a mountain range whose rock formations are both spectacular and of immense geological interest. In the wild Hajar mountains we'll walk through huge wadis and soaring valleys, passing occasional abandoned villages. By contrast we finish with a stunning cliff-top coastal... Read more
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