Our first Jabal Shams “Sun Mountain” experience

Our first Jabal Shams “Sun Mountain” experience
The view of the canyon below

The view of the canyon below

During the National Holiday (November 28-29,2012), we all pack up and head off to Jabal Shams for an ultimate adventure of a lifetime – an overnight camping in one of the country’s highest peak.

We depart from Musannah at 5 o’clock in the morning and drive straight to Nizwa where to take our breakfast at a Turkish Restaurant. We buy some small groceries and water in the newly opened Lulu Hypermarket. After, refueling our cars we embark towards Jabal Shams at around 11 o’clock in the morning.

the view of the walls of mountain from inside the car.

the view of the walls of mountain from inside the car.

We reach the top after 2 hours of careful driving. We only take our sedan cars and the road is rough.

road signs on rough road

road signs on rough road

 

Good thing it didn’t rain on that day, otherwise we will divert our trip because most of the road will be muddy and hard to crossover.

The pointed peak at far is our last destination.

The pointed peak at far is our last destination.

As soon as we park our car along the pavement road. We take a pose in the visitor’s deck.

the popular visitor's deck

the popular visitor’s deck

Jabal Shams is also known as “mountain of the sun” which rises at an altitude of around 2000+m above sea level. At the popular visitor’s deck, you can see the amazing Grand Canyon with ridges of milt-layered rocks. It is a picturesque and beautiful sight.

carrying my little girl who is sound asleep when we reach the mountain's peak.

carrying my little girl who is sound asleep when we reach the mountain’s peak.

Our family photo where the grand canyon is the backdraft

Our family photo where the grand canyon is the backdraft

My husband climb the nearby hill and take photos of the whole surrounding.

the view of the visitor's deck from a hill top

the view of the visitor’s deck from a hill top

more view of the mountain's peak

more view of the mountain’s peak

From a far, there’s also a hotel settled on the mountain’s peak.

the white building is the hotel.

the white building is the hotel.

The temperature varies from 13degreeC to 16C during daytime. We set up our camp near a hotel resort.

our campsite

our campsite

Our camp at night.

Our camp at night.

My husband take a night photos of the place.

The hotel beaming like fireflies from the distance

The hotel beaming like fireflies from the distance

At midnight the temperature drop to 8.75 degree Celcius but my kids are peacefully sleeping in our tent while I am freezing to death.

Inside our tent, the kids went to sleep comfortably.

Inside our tent, the kids went to sleep comfortably.

But fortunately, we survive. At the crack of dawn, we stroll around the nearby area.

Sun is about is peeping on the horizon

Sun is peeping on the horizon

The hotel in the early morning

The hotel in the early morning

our cars soak in morning dew.

our cars soak in morning dew.

Early morning in Jabal Shams

Early morning in Jabal Shams

We travel to the another station where we see and feel the clouds hovering over the mountain’s cliff. It was truly mystical but wonderful experience!

The clouds that blocks the road

The clouds that blocks the road

A walk in the clouds

A walk in the clouds

such an incredible feeling to touch the clouds with your hands and face.

such an incredible feeling to touch the clouds with your hands and face.

Anyah is enjoying the cold weather.

Anyah is enjoying the cold weather.

We all sit down and watch the clouds moving from the mountain’s cliff for few minutes. It is nature’s beauty that unfolds before our very eyes. We have a group snap shot before we head back home.

wonderful adventure group.

wonderful adventure group.

LOVE,
Riah – The Blissful Wife and Mom

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