Jebel Akhdar, a limestone mountain surrounded by rugged terrain, sits at the heart of the Al Hajar Mountain Range located in northeast Oman. Extending up to Saiq Plateau, the region is home to lush wadis or valleys and terraces that make for a rustic getaway in the cool mountain air. Fragrant damask roses, pomegranates, and apricots grow here in abundance ensuring it lives up to its name that translates to ‘green mountain’! Guided walks through traditional Omani villages and trips to traditional distilleries extracting fragrant rosewater are just some unique experiences that await you here. Meanwhile, rock climbing and leisurely strolls along walking trails that wind through fruit orchards promise hours of active fun. Panoramic viewpoints and ancient rock art sites complete the package. A day trip to Sayh Qatanah is yet another popular option when in Jebel Akhdar.
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