Balcony Walk – Oman’s Grand Canyon
The Balcony Walk, or Rim Walk, takes you around the western side of Oman’s ‘Grand Canyon’ offering some of the best views in Oman. The walk is about 6kms, and follows a stony donkey path. The walk starts at Al Khitaym or Wadi Ghul, depending on if you would like to ascend or descend for the majority of the walk. The ascent takes about 3-4 hours, with the descent taking about 3 hours. You walk over the rim of the An Nakhur Gorge, looking down into the Wadi en Nakhr. Pass abandoned villages along the way, inhabited until quite recently when the Government moved the residents out to more modern settlements.