Jabal Akhdar | 27th April 2016
Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN) and Alila Jabal Akhdar are excited to announce the significant development of a new trekking path in Jabal Akhdar, which is a 5 minute drive from the resort. The new trekking path has just been completed and marked with the national trail colours of red, white and yellow!
The spectacular new trek is about 7.5km long and starts at the small village of Mahabis passing the abandoned village of Al Khutaymi before dropping steeply by nearly 600m to the beautiful plantations of Masirat Ash Shuraqiyn. Here, deep in the wadi, trekkers can enjoy a refreshing swim before the uphill hike back. This is a full day walk of 5 to 6 hours for most groups and deserves to be enjoyed and explored at a slow pace.
Development of the trekking path was led by Steve Jones, Development Advisor from Omran; Ali Al Abri, the Leisure Concierge from Alila Jabal Akhdar and local community members. The path’s development closely follows Steve and Ali’s exploration of the recently publicised cave on Jabal Al Akhdar and it is hoped that the cave can be opened to tourists in the future as well.
“We are so thrilled to have found this new trekking route for tourists and residents during our exploration in Oman. The country is beautiful and has amazing potential for adventure which is what many tourists are now looking for.” comments Ali Al Rasbi, Chief Operations Officer (COO) at OMRAN.
“We are excited about the new trekking path which adds to the stunning beauty of the Jabal Akhdar region and we look forward to enhancing our Alila Experiences by adding more guided tours for our guests in the future.” comments Julian Ayers, Alila Hotels & Resorts Regional Vice President and Alila Jabal Akhdar General Manager.
“I’m proud of these new tourism spots that show the stunning beauty of Jabal Akhar and showcase many other interesting natural treasures which enrich the adventure tourism in Oman.” comments Ali Al Abri, Leisure Concierge at Alila Jabal Akhdar Resort
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