Date: 27/28th of April Join us for our last backpacking excursion in UAE for this season. Surrounded by like-minded adventurers and overwhelmed the breathtaking nature and view of the rocky mountains. The route takes us through Wadi Nakab to the higher plateau of the mountain to the local settlements. The views from the top are stunning. Ascending will take place on a man-made rocky stairs. On this trip you will learn to and navigate your way through the mountain carrying your sleeping bag, food, water, and tent in your backpack. It is the test of endurance and will that will make all the difference. It is the perfect place to train for steep ascending and descending and learn to manoeuvre on uneven ground to built endurance specially while carrying heavy backpack. It is recommended to use trekking poles it helps takes off some of the pressure of your shoulders and knees. On the way to the top we will pass by a cave that is big enough to hold us all for a group photo. The plan is to start early afternoon and reach the campsite just after sunset after a long 4/5 hours of steep climbing (depends on group pace). This way you will get to experience hiking in at night for a short distance using a headlight just like you would be on a summit night when climbing high altitude mountains. Difficulty level of these canyons is 6/7 out of 10. No rope skills or technical gear is required. No water involved. There is nothing technical about this hike. However, a very good amount of fitness level is required. *4x4/SUV is required to reach wadi entrance. (car pooling if you don't have) Strictly no smoking on hikes or alcohol.
Date: 4th and 5th of May A wadi that has a lot to offer. Wadi Damm is remarkable for its characteristic rocky formation sculpted by erusion. The variety of water pool sizes combined with trekking and scrambling leads into a little slice of paradise where a vroad carpet of moss and grass forms a curtain droping down into an emerald pool forming a waterfall. Along the paradise, Wadi Damm is the home of ancioent beehive tombs dated third milliniom BC which is featured in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. The wadi is not technical. However, a decent amount of fitness level is required. Wadi Damm is around 5 to 6 our round trip depending on group pace. This trip is not for beginners who have not hikes before. This requires being comfortable outdoors and challenging your self scrambling and bouldering through the wadi.