When the Indian sub-continent collided with the southern side of Arabia while it was drifting toward Asia, the Eastern Hajar mountains were violently pushed up from under the sea to nearly 5000 feet above sea level. During this process, and through erosion of the rocks, one of the region’s largest caving systems was formed creating multiple passages and channels inside the Salmah mountain. This is how the Tahery Cave was born. Enjoy a beautiful hike along trails and canyons and end up at a cave so big it has to be seen to be believed. Explore the cave and then return along the same trail for a scenic grill out in the mountains, Arabian style.
Expect to leave Muscat around 6 AM to avoid hottest part of day. Hike should take 3+/- hrs in each direction with an hour and a half to explore the cave and eat lunch in it. Expect an 8-9PM return depending on hiking time and how much you enjoy your hamburgers relaxing on carpets under an incredibly starry sky.
4x4 transportation to and from location
Bag lunch (roast beef/turkey sandwiches, snacks, juice)
Grilled dinner (hamburgers, veggie options available upon request)
Trekking poles (if requested)
What's Not Included
Medical Restrictions & Other Requirements
The hike is not too challenging but if you aren't active it will be. There will be some walking down steep slopes with loose rocks for short periods of time. It will probably be sunny so sun protection is recommended, either long sleeves or sunscreen lotion.
Requirements (all of this can be either bought or rented from Husaak, simply ask your guide for details)
Backpack (20-35 liters, daypack size)
Hiking boots/shoes (recommend boots if you have ankle problems or don't hike often)
Pick-up service from hotel
USD 155 for
Leave Muscat around 6AM to avoid heat.
Begin hike at 9AM.
Arrive at cave at 12PM.
Explore cave, eat lunch, depart cave at 1:30PM.
Arrive at car(s) at 4:30PM.
Drive to grill site, cook out, relax, depart for Muscat at 6:30PM.
Arrive in Muscat at 8:30PM.