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Jebel Shams: Via Ferrata

Muscat, Oman
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USD 316

  • Panoramic views along the Via Ferrata, Jebel Shams
  • Climbing the Via Ferrata at Jebel Shams
  • Resting on the ledge at Jebel Shams, Oman
  • Climbing up the 200-m tall cliffs along the Via Ferrata
  • Don't look down!

Why we like it ...

If you are in Oman, you must try this! Climb to the top of this 200-meter cliff on Oman's tallest mountain, Jebel Shams. This adventure is not for the faint hearted!

The full-day adventure commences with a hike along the edge of the canyon, the famous Balcony Walk. Head to the recently abandoned village of Sap Bani Khamis and stop briefly to take photos and visit the lake above. Continue climbing up the scree to the start of the villagers’ old-stick stairway, now called the Via Ferrata.

The route is protected with a steel cable that winds all the way up the 200m-tall cliff; this provides assisted climbing for the adventurer with little experience. With the 2,000m deep canyon just over your shoulder, the views are exceptional and a head for heights is most definitely required.

The professional guides from Twenty3 Extreme will lead you on this amazing adventure and give you tips on climbing.

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • A change of clothes
  • Backpack to carry water and snacks
  • Dress respectfully – shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat are highly recommended
  • Closed toe shoes, such as trainers or lightweight boots, are a must. Wear something with good ankle support

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • First-aid kit
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Top of the range equipment
  • Internationally certified instructors
  • Pick-up and drop-off service to your hotel/home (in Muscat)

What's Not Included

  • Backpack
  • Airplane tickets
  • Change of clothes and towel
  • Closed-toe shoes (this is a must)
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat

Medical Restrictions & Other Requirements

Minimum age requirement: 16 years old. For children below 16 years old, please get in touch with us.

Minimum group size: 2 people.

If you suffer from vertigo or acrophobia, get in touch with us before booking.

If you are pregnant, please consult the doctor before booking. The adventure involves abseiling, trekking, climbing, and a risk of falling.

Minimum Age

16 Year(s)

Meeting Point

Pick-up service from hotel


1 Day(s)

  • USD 627  for 1 person
  • USD 316  for more than 1 person
Start Time:
  • 06:00 am

Adventure Itinerary

This 1-day trip follows the below itinerary:

• 6 AM – Pick-up service at your hotel/home in Muscat
• Depart on a three-hour drive
• 9 AM – Arrive at the beginning of the Balcony walk
• Kit-up, listen to instructions, and then embark on the adventure
• The Balcony Walk trek takes about 2 hours
• Climbing up the Via Ferrata will take about 2 hours.
• 1 PM – Enjoy lunch on top of the mountain
• Then head back to Muscat
• 4 PM – Arrive back in Muscat


Unnamed Road, Jabal Shams, Oman
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Muscat, Oman

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