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Gardens of Jabal Akhdar Trek

Jebel Akhdar

Group Size: 2 - 12

Minimum Age: 8

Duration: 1 Day

Adventure Level:

Fitness Level:

Activities: EasyHikingTrekking


Wadi Bani Habib With it's pomegranate gardens and cosy villages nestled on the cliffs


  • Trek down and through the valley.
  • Follow the rock stairs up through the old abandoned village
  • Trek back up under the Walnut trees and pomegranate.
  • Enjoy lunch


Get ready to be awed by beautiful scenery of Jebel Akhdar, with its pomegranate gardens and cosy villages nestled on the cliffs. The path winds gently, with a few uphill and downhill sections, as we traverse through the plateau and up onto the ridge with stunning views all around and an exposed airy feel.

As we descend into the Wadi Bani Habib, enjoy a unique bird's eye view of Jebel Akhadr’s lush farms and gardens. Get an up-close look at the walnut trees, learn about the ancient irrigation system 'Falaj', as we walk into the farms and through the valley.

Don’t relax just yet! We have got to climb 205 stairs to reach the end of the trail, where the cars will be waiting for us. Sometimes, there is a small pop-up produce stall where you can buy local pomegranates and honey.

As the trek is quite long, about 4 hours, we enjoy the picnic lunch on route under one of the trees.


  • 7.00 – departure from Muscat
  • 9.00 – meeting at the start of the tour in and safety briefing.
  • 9.30-13.30 – trekking & lunch on the way
  • 16.00 – arrival back to Muscat.


Optional Add On

  • Pick-up and drop-off.
  • Prerequisites

  • Basic fitness level.
  • Included in your trip

  • Local certified guide.
  • First Aid trained staff.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • All entrance fees.
  • What to bring

  • Travel insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers trekking.
  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. You need something with good ankle support.
  • Remember everyone must dress respectfully. Shoulders and knees must be covered.
  • Backpack for water.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Private Tour 42+ OMR

    Group Tour 37+ OMR