Abandoned Village Trail

The Abandoned Village Trail is an easy-going trek close to the An Nakhur Gorge, and take you along an ancient donkey path that takes about 2.5 hours and visits the abandoned village of As Sab.

The trek starts at Al Khitaym and you then walk with your hiking guide to the abandoned village. The village of As Sab used to be home to about 15 families and was once a very self-sufficient village with a good supply of water, crops and livestock. But it was its remoteness that made it unique – providing protection from enemies. However, 9 years ago the habitants were paradoxically moved by the government to an area which was more accessible to modern services. But the village remains and you can take some time to imagine what it was once like with the stone huts, terraced gardens, grazing goats and empty stone ponds. It is here where you will enjoy your picnic lunch break of about 1-hour before beginning the descent into Wadi Ghul where there will be a driver to take you back. If this is not challenging enough for you, you can always continue on to the Balcony Rim Hike.

Abandoned Village Trail

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Oman is one of the best trekking destinations in the Middle East, and there are a host of superb walks and hikes to be found.

9 days from £3250 p. p.

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