Stairways to Heaven
Ras Al Khaimah
Duration: 10-12 hours
Distance: 21 Km
Climb: 1500 M
Duration: 7-8 hours
Distance: 13 Km
Climb: 1200 M
This hike is rightly known as the most famous and spettacular hike of UAE.
It takes you all the way up the impressive cliff face of Jebel Jais. An ancient beduin way taken by farmers to reach the top of these mountains, otherwise reachable only by a long detour through Khassab.
This hike is the full loop that take us through the mighty "Stairways". A seememgly impossible to hike wall which unveils some stone walls stairs once you get close to it.
We will start from the left bank of the canyon, Wadi Lithbah. From here onwards, it is a long walk through a wadi river bed. Then we reach the face of the wall, where the stairs are, and with a circa 800m hike, exposed in section, we will reach the summit plateu at 1800m with spectacular views over the Ras Al Khaimah city and sea.
We then descend down on a easy and well marked trail from the right bank completing a full loop trail.
2) RIGHT BANK
This variation is th easiest way to climb up, through some proper wider trail and still grants the most impressive views of Wadi Galilah. It is the way down of the full loop trail.
After 1200m of elevation gain by a steep trail, we will reach the Voh Village, at an altitude of 1800m to then descend to take a proper rest, visit the settlement, make some insta posts and come back down!
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