This rises to a height of 2,980 metres and is famous for its wide plateau close to the summit. The journey from Muscat to Al Jabal Al Akhdar takes about two hours and can only be undertaken by four-wheel drive.
Al Jabal Al Akhdar is known for its Mediterranean climate. Temperatures drop during winter to below zero Celsius, with snow falling at times, and rise in summer to 22 degrees Celsius. Due to its location and unique weather, the Green Mountain produces a variety of fruits, such as apricots, plums, figs, grapes, apples and pears, as well as almonds, walnuts and saffron.
The pomegranate that grows here is classified among the finest of its kind in the world. Spread across the mountain are many Omani villages. Villagers have dug terraces in some parts of the mountain for growing crops.
Jabal Akdhar “The Green Mountain as its popular dubbed, offers discovery, adventure and a fascinating insight into life in one of the most inaccessible places in the Sultanate on Oman. Drive off into 4×4 with the guide through this remote area offering wonderful views of the dramatic landscape and an insight into the local way of life. Visit the village of Wadi Bani Habib, where they growth different fruit plantation like cherry, peach flowers, pomegranate and saffron create an amazing palette of colors and scent throughout the year.
The area is also famed for its abundance of roses which are used for rose water, perfumes and flavor. Escape the heat of the city by joining us on a day trip to the cool heights of Jebal Akhdar, Oman’s beautiful ‘green mountain’. Named after the lush green plantations and thriving farms, our mountain safari will take you through stunning scenery offering breathtaking panoramic views out over Oman and the neighboring Jabal Shams mountain range/p>