Al Jebel Al Akhdar

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Avonturiers die de top van het bergmassief Jebel Akhdar bezoeken, zullen er boerderijen met terraslandbouw en koelere weersomstandigheden vinden. De wandelroutes gaan er vooral door de prachtige dorpen, maar ook door wadi’s en terrasvelden. De lokale touroperators kunnen u helpen met het organiseren van een rondleiding met gids.

This mostly limestone mountain is one of the highest points in Oman and eastern Arabia. Jebel Akhdar forms the central section of Hajar range, and is located around 150 km (93 mi) from Muscat. The range is mostly desert, but at higher altitudes receives around 300 mm (12 in) of precipitation annually — moist enough to allow the growth of shrubs and trees and support agriculture. It is this that gives the mountains their “green” name.

The area is about a 45-minute drive from Nizwa and is known for its traditional rose water extraction and agricultural products including pomegranates, walnuts, apricots, black grapes and peaches. It is also the site of honey bee breeding for much of Oman. Agricultural production is improved by the use of Falaj irrigation channels and their associated terraces system devised by the local farmers, who have lived on this mountain for hundreds of years.