Walking Holiday in Oman

Best time to go: September to November & March to May
Best for: Trekking & Walking, Repeat Visitors, Cultural & Immersive

Oman is one of the best trekking destinations in the Middle East, and our private Walking Holiday in Oman is a suggested itinerary that incorporates a range of superb day-walks. This suggested itinerary is just a starting point of what we can offer. This all depends on your expertise and how much you want to walk. You will be looked after by expert trekking guides throughout. You will also have your own private driver/guide on your journey.

We suggest finding a flight that lands into Muscat early in the morning, so you can be driven straight into the mountains. We recommend stopping at the Jabel Akhdar region first, where you find more of the leisurely walking trails where you can get used to the climate and cuisine. The superb two-hour Four Village Walk is your first day-trek, a delightful 2-hour walk through abandoned villages, overlooking picturesque orchards, jagged peaks, dramatic gorges, and lush green terraced fields.

You then head to the Jabal Shams region, a trekkers’ paradise. You can stop off in Nizwa for a cultural interlude, seeing the fort, souq, and possibly the Friday livestock market if your dates coincide. 

The next day, you will set off for Wadi Ghul, where you will set out on the Balcony Walk, overlooking the stunning An Nakhur Gorge. The ascent will take about 3.5-4 hours, where you will have a picnic lunch in Al Khitaym. The afternoon takes you north, again following the Canyon to the abandoned village of As Sab, taking about a 3 hour round trip. You then return to your hotel at night.

We then have the longest trek the next day, taking you on the Goat Herder’s Trail from Sharaf al Alamayn to Misfat Al Abyreen, a downhill walk of about 6 hours. For those more intrepid, we could do it in reverse, giving you an uphill trek, taking up to 7-8 hours.

You then are driven south, stopping at Wadi Bani Khalid for a series of short day treks in and around the wadi to more remote pools. You arrive in Wahiba Sands for a night in a tented camp.

Finally, return to Muscat for two nights of R&R, where you can rest your weary legs before returning home.

Any element of this itinerary can be tweaked. For those more adventurous, we could add on an optional ascent of Jebal Shams (Qarn al Ghamaydah), a 9-12 hour one-day trek. You start on the rim of the An Nakhur Gorge at 1,950m and trek up to the summit at 2,997m for the best views in Oman. This would mean another night at the View.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • £3250
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.


    • A private tour with expert trekking guides and personal drivers
    • Explore both the Jabal Shams and Jabal Akhdar regions
    • Set out on four superb day walks
    • Include a walk around a remote wadi
    • Explore the deserts of Wahiba Sands
    • Conclude with some R&R in Muscat
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1-2 Jebel Akhdar The Sahab Resort & Spa
    Day 3-5 Jabal Shams The View
    Day 6 Wahiba Sands 1000 Nights Camp
    Day 7-8 Muscat W Muscat
    Day 9 Fly home

    Suggested Hotels

    Day 1-2
    The Sahab Resort & Spa

    The Sahab Resort & Spa

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The Sahab Resort & Spa overlooks a dramatic canyon in the Jabel Akhdar in Oman. The Sahab is a reasonably priced boutique hotel and is designed using local stone that blends seamlessly into the landscape.

    View hotel
    Day 3-5
    The View

    The View

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The View is stunningly located on the slopes of Jabal Shams above the quaint village of Al Hamra, just outside of Nizwa in Oman.

    View hotel
    Day 6
    1000 Nights Camp

    1000 Nights Camp

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The 1000 Nights Camp is an authentic desert camping experience located in the Wahiba Sands in Oman. 

    View hotel
    Day 7-8
    W Muscat

    W Muscat

    $ $ $ $ $  

    The beachfront W Muscat is one of the newest luxury hotels to open in Oman’s capital. The W Muscat is located in the lively Shatti Al Qurum district. 

    View hotel

    Customise Your Itinerary

    We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

    Ascent of Jebal Shams (Qarn al Ghamaydah)

    This is a tough 9-12 hour one-day trek - so not for the casual walker. You start on the rim of the An Nakhur Gorge at 1,950m and trek up to the summit at 2,997m for the best views in Oman.

    Skip the desert

    We understand this is not for everyone - and we can do more treks in the Jabal Shams region

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