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3 Days Weekend Hike and Stay in Traditional Mud Brick House next to Grand Canyon, Jabel Shams Oman

Bait Al Jabal, Al Hamra, Oman

Hiking Holiday in Oman

Did you know that: in the mountains in Oman, due to the height difference, the temperature is 10-15 degrees less than in Dubai. How cool is that? Many different styles yoga sessions, meditation, stargazing, and hiking, and all that with stunning views. This retreat is the best way to recharge your batteries.

Meet the instructors

Sylwia
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Highlights

  • 2 hikes in the beautiful mountains in Oman
  • 2 home-cooked breakfast and 1 home-cooked dinner
  • 2 Own meditation sessions
  • 2 nights accommodation in double or twin room

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

Bait Al Jabal is nestled in a unique location. It's 300 years old mud-brick house in the old town in Al Hamara in Oman.

The hotel where we stay has a beautiful terrace overlooking the neighborhood, palm plantation, traditional falaj, and the surrounding mountains.

You will eat your meals on the rooftop and this is the perfect place to relax and meditate.

Program

Oman’s highest mountain, Jebel Shams (mountain of the sun; 3009 meters), is best known not for its peak but for the view into the spectacularly deep Wadi Ghul lying alongside it. The straight-sided Wadi Ghul is known locally as the Grand Canyon of Arabia, as it fissures abruptly between the flat canyon rims, exposing vertical cliffs of 1000 meters and more.

Pre-requisites

For the hike:

  • Level: Intermediate / beginner
  • Duration: 4 - 6 hours each hike
  • Length: 10 - 12 kilometers each hike
  • You must have at least 1 hike over 4 hours in your experience to qualify
  • Hiking shoes and a headlamp are a must for your own safety

Sample of the daily schedule

Thursday - Day 1

  • 16:00 - 18:00 Leave Dubai, Drive approximately 6.5 hours, carpooling can be arranged for registered participants
  • A good night's sleep

Friday - Day 2

  • 07:30 Time & space for your own Silent meditation practice, on the rooftop
  • 08:30 HomeCooked Breakfast in the hotel on the terrace
  • 09:30 Leave the hotel and approximately 1-hour drive to the start of the hike
  • 10:30 Start the hike
  • 15:00 Finish the hike
  • 16:00 1-hour drive back to the hotel
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Time & Space for your own silent meditation practice, on the rooftop
  • A good night's sleep

Saturday - Day 3

  • 06:30 Time & space for your own Silent meditation practice, on the rooftop
  • 07:30 Homecooked Breakfast in the hotel
  • 08:30 Leave hotel
  • 09:00 Start the hike
  • 13:00 Finish the hike, start driving back to Dubai, you can come back to the hotel to have a warm shower after the hike if you wish too, please let us know before

Included excursions

We will be doing 2 amazing Hikes in Jabel Shams, the Sun Mountain.

On the first day, Friday we will go the top of the mountain and hike down, to reach the hidden oasis with picturesque waterfall. First, we hike down and we hike up on the way back. It total it should take about 5 hours, depending on the group speed. On the way, you will have a chance to pass by abandoned old villages made of stone.

On the second day, on Saturday, we will enter the Grand Canyon, the terrain is mostly flat and the surroundings are very dramatic. The hike in total takes about 4-5 hours. At the end of it there will be beautiful palm plantations, abandoned village and a small sin hole (cenote) so pack your bikini on both days as there is a big chance you might swim.

Instructors

Sylwia

Retreat location

Stay in a unique traditional mud-brick house in the old town of Al Hamra, In Oman. The old house is a magical time machine and it's located just next to the palm tree plantation. The place is renovated and has AC, but it will take you back in time. One of the best places to spend a night in Oman.

Al Hamra Village is a perfect place to stay when we do Hikes in Jabel Shams. The village has it's unique flavor and the old town where we stay should be on the Unesco list.

Food

Enjoy two breakfast buffet with homecooked food prepared by the mother of one of the owners of the hotel and one dinner buffet, all of them are local cuisines. If you are a vegetarian, please message us, so that we can see if there are options for you. Usually, there are, but we must know upfront.

In the rooftop and in the hotel you can enjoy coffee, tea, Arabic coffee, water, and dates unlimited.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 hiking sessions (level: intermediate/beginner for 4-6 hours long)
  • 2 nights accommodation in a traditional house twin or double room
  • 3 own Meditation Sessions
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners

What's not included

  • Transportation (4x4 are preferred) - you do carpool and share the costs and carbon footprint
  • Health, travel, and car insurance
  • UAE exit stamp (30 AED) and Oman visa (50 AED)
  • Snacks and water

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Muscat International Airport (MCT). People from UAE and Oman, they arrange Carpooling from Dubai/Abu Dhabi, sometimes Muscat too. For participants from other countries, please get in touch and Yalla Yoga will help you out to figure out how to get to the location. Message them and they are sure they can sort it out.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.

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