Friday, 11 September 2015

Where to Find Some of the Most Beautiful Mountains in Oman?


Mountains constitute a large percentage of the environment in Oman. The flora and fauna living in these mountains vary. The Al Hajar Mountains are in the north of Oman and extend from Musandam Peninsula in the north to Ras Al Hadd in the Al Sharqiyah South Governorate. Wadi Samail divides it into two parts: east and west. Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain) summit is the highest point in the Al Hajar Mountains, rising to an altitude of 3,009 meters above sea level.

In the south, the mountains of Dhofar region extend from east to west off Al Hillaniyat Islands. Samhan Mountain, which includes the Arabian Leopard Reserve in the east and Jabal Al Qamar (Moon Mountain) in the west, is the most prominent mountain range in the region, rising to an altitude of 2,500 metres.

Natif - Hasik (Water Mountain): 
Natef is the site of a spring located in Wilayt Sadah in Dhofar Governorate. The location of this spring is an extension of Samhan mountaintops, in particular the Natif region. Natif means distillation of water. This site is characterised by constantly dripping water from the sediments and pools present on the mountaintop. In this article, we'll show you where to find some of the most beautiful mountains in Oman: 

Samhan Mountain:

Samhan Mountain is one of the most important mountain ranges in the Governorate of Dhofar, with a maximum height of 2,100 metres. Samhan Mountain includes many plateaux punctuated by narrow and deep gorges, some of which are about 1,000 metres deep.

Al Jabal Al Akhdar (Green Mountain):

This rises to a height of 2,980 metres and is famous for its wide plateau close to the summit. The journey from Muscat to Al Jabal Al Akhdar takes about two hours and can only be undertaken by four-wheel drive.

Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain):

This is the highest peak in the Arabian Peninsula, rising to an altitude of 3,004 metres above sea level, and has a number of versants (slopes) and summits. Every time a tourist reaches a versant, they will find that it leads to another, until they reach the top.

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