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.
We reach the top after 2 hours of careful driving. We only take our sedan cars and the road is rough.
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.
As soon as we park our car along the pavement road. We take a pose in the 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.
My husband climb the nearby hill and take photos of the whole surrounding.
From a far, there’s also a hotel settled on the mountain’s peak.
The temperature varies from 13degreeC to 16C during daytime. We set up our camp near a hotel resort.
My husband take a night photos of the place.
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.
But fortunately, we survive. At the crack of dawn, we stroll around the nearby area.
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!
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.
Riah – The Blissful Wife and Mom