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Bima, Wadi Bani Auf

Oman weekend! Snake Canyon (day 1) and Grand Canyon Via Ferrata (day 2)

Join us to a trip to Oman. Saturday we will hike and abseil through Snake Canyon, a winding trail of cracks between two mountains. Sunday there is a hike along the grand canyon of Oman, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams that terminates with a spectacular aerial via ferrata over the canyon!

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Oman weekend! Snake Canyon (day 1) and Grand Canyon Via Ferrata (day 2)
Oman weekend! Snake Canyon (day 1) and Grand Canyon Via Ferrata (day 2)

Time & Location

01 Dec 2023, 06:00 – 02 Dec 2023, 16:00

Bima, Wadi Bani Auf, Bima، Oman

About the Event

Join us to a trip to Oman. 

Saturday we will hike and abseil through Snake Canyon, a winding trail of cracks between two mountains.

Sunday there is a hike and via Ferrata along the grand canyon of Oman, Wadi Ghul, Jebel Shams.

THE JOURNEY FROM UAE

The first day meeting point time indicated below at Day1.  

If you are coming from UAE, some will be driving on the day before and camping nearby the hike start. There are plenty of amazing campsites around there.

After the first day hike, it is suggested to camp in Jebel Shams area, ready for the second day activity.

If you require guest house acomodation we can arrange. Just pls contact us. 

THE PROGRAM

Day 1

Snake Canyon, a winding trail of cracks between two mountains, where gushing water has cut right through. Colorful rocks with plenty of water pools, into a gorge that can be as wide as 10 m and as narrow as 50cm.

Snake canyon is part of Wadi Bani Awf, an incredible natural wander.

Snake Canyon has 2 forks. An easier route, where no abseils are needed.

This trip is the other fork, where there will be abseiling and cliff jumping involved. Be ready for the adventure!

It takes about 4-5 hours to cross the canyon, through walking, downclimbing boulders, jumping in water pools and abseiling/repelling. There are two major drops. A 10 m drop can be also jumped and a 35 m curved drop. Also, you should be ready to jump into water pools from about 5-6m cliffs, swim, and slide.

  • 9am meeting at a designated meeting point, close to the gorge
  • 10am start hiking through the gorge
  • 2pm, back to the cars and drive back to the starting point
  • 3pm, ready to drive away.

Day 2

The Grand Canyon hike, takes you on a 4km long trail (8km loop), all across the edge of the biggest canyon in Oman (Wadi Ghul, aka Grand Canyon of Oman). It’s one of the most incredible hikes in Oman, starting from the top plateau of Jebel Shams standing at 2000m altitude, offering spectacular views of world below and some surrounding mountains like Jebel Misht standing

The hike starts and returns to the little house settlement of Al Khitaym. Following towards the end of the trail, we will reach some abandoned houses and fields. After this, we will walk onwards to a small waterfall, the end of the trail, where a via Ferrata will start, overlooking the canyon and will take us back to the road.

It takes about 3-4 hours to complete the hike, which is on fairly easy terrain,

  • 8am starting from a designated meeting point, start the hike
  • 1pm back to the cars, to drive back to Dubai

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Canyoneering guide, leading and setting up all repels, and assist you
  • All technical gear necessary (ropes, harnesses, helmets, carabiners)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation to Oman
  • Acomodation in Oman
  • Everything listed below in WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING

Any car can reach the start point of the hike (no need 4x4)

Carpool sheet will be discussed for confirmed participants

  1. Backpack
  2. Waterproof pouch for phone and car keys
  3. 4 liters of water, minimum, per day
  4. Snacks (oranges, apple, dates, protein bar), electrolytes, sandwiches, nuts
  5. Hiking boots or trainer with good grip sole
  6. Hiking pants, tights, dry fit t-shirt or comfortable swimmwear
  7. Sunscreen lotion
  8. Hat and sunglass
  9. Headlight

ACTIVITY DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Hiking Level: INTERMEDIATE

Climbing/Canyoneering Level: MODERATE

Check the Activity Levels of AQ https://www.adventurequest.ae/difficulty-levels

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Check our events terms and conditions and cancellation policies https://www.adventurequest.ae/disclaimer-terms-conditions/

Tickets

  • Oman weekend BOTH DAYS

    Join us for both days event!

    AED 800.00
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  • Day1 Snake Canyon ONLY

    Join us for the first day only

    AED 450.00
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  • Day2 Canyon & Via Ferrata ONLY

    Join us for the second day only

    AED 450.00
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