Jebel Akhdar

You start your private tour in the morning and drive from Muscat to Fanjah. You will stop at Wadi Fanjah and continue to Birkat Al Mawz. Passing the Fort that once guarded the entrance to Jebel Akhdar, you proceed up the most impressive mountain of Oman, Al Jabal al Akhdar in the heart of the Hajar Mountains. Al Jabal al Akhdar is undoubtedly one of the highest points in the Sultanate, making it a hotspot for the adventurous. It is not just another geological curiosity or challenge waiting to be unraveled or surmounted by the curious and the adventurous. One of the protected areas in the Sultanate of Oman, it is inhabited by as much as 54 nuclear communities sprinkled over different levels on the mountain. At the heels of the mountain, you could be excused for wondering why it was called the Green Mountain, for the surroundings are typically semi-arid features, largely rocky terrain and dusty soil. But once again, a pleasant surprise awaits you at the higher planes of the mountain. Scattered over the area are vegetations comprising fruit trees, flowers and shrubs. According to our sources, Al Jabal al Akhdar receives an average of 303mm of rainfall in a year. Coupled with its cool climate, it is therefore a friendly turf for these plants. Communities such as Wadi Bani Habib, Saiq, Al Manakher, Al Ain, Kotom al Hail and Al Shuraijah have clusters of farms growing pomegranates, apricots, peaches, cherries and walnuts during the course of the year when the climate is suitable. You will break for lunch in one of the local restaurant or the Jabal Akhdar hotel. After spending sometime walking around in the village you will drive down the mountain for Muscat arriving in the evening.