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Shams Via Ferrata

Jebel Shams

Group Size: 5 - 12

Minimum Age: 16

Duration: 1 Day

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A mind blowing experience of climbing the cliffs of Jebel Shams. Open for all! This is a world-class experience on top of the highest mountain in the region, Jebel Shams.


  • Experience rock climbing while clipped onto a protective cable.
  • Trek along the Balcony Walk.
  • Climb top 200m of Jebel Shams cliffs.


This is a world-class experience on top of the highest mountain in the region, Jebel Shams.

Climb the top 200m cliffs of a 2,000m high mountain like a pro, without any previous experience. This is what the Via Ferrata is all about.

Our adventure commences with a hike along the edge of the canyon, the famous Balcony Walk, to the recently abandoned village of Sap Bani Khamis. See what the local lifestyle was there, just mere 70 years ago and learn about Oman’s history and geology.

There are a lot of stunning photo opportunities, overlooking an exposed edge of the canyon.

Continue climbing up the scree to the start of the villagers’ old sticks stairway, now the Via Ferrata. The route is protected with a stainless steel cable that reaches all the way up the 200m cliffs, providing assisted climbing for the adventurer with little experience. With the 1,000m deep canyon just over your shoulder, the views are exceptional and a head for heights is most definitely required.

Enjoy a picnic lunch up on the plateau before we head back to Muscat.


  • 6.00 – departure from Muscat
  • 9.00 – meeting at the start of the tour and safety briefing.
  • 9.00-13.30 – trekking and Via Ferrata
  • 13.30-14.30 – lunch
  • 14.30-18.00 – arrival back to Muscat


Optional Add-on

  • Pick-up and drop-off.
  • Prerequisites

  • Head for heights.
  • Good fitness level.
  • Included in your trip

  • Top of the range equipment.
  • Internationally certified instructors.
  • First Aid trained staff.
  • Water and soft drinks.
  • Lunch.
  • All entrance fees.
  • What to bring

  • Insurance. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities.
  • 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.
  • A change of clothes and shoes.
  • Backpack for water.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
  • Private Tour 87+ OMR

    Group Tour 87+ OMR