Athabat Ridgeline View Trek - Absolute Adventure
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Athabat Ridgeline View Trek

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From AED 500

A great route for the more experienced trekker. The hike starts road side and winds immediately up a quaint narrow path and rocky trail to a goat farm above. You are then beckoned further up a ridge-line, with the occasional exposed scrambling sections requiring your hands and feet, eventually sighting an abandoned date palm plantation far below. Continuing further you are rewarded with a panoramic view of the south western plateau of Jebel Jais where you start making your way slowly down towards the abandoned palm plantation and back to civilisation. A challenging but rewarding trek.

The meeting point for our Athabat Ridgeline View Trek is Bear Grylls Explorers Camp where there are toilet facilities. We are located half way up Jebel Jais, and can be found on Google Maps and Waze by searching ‘Bear
Grylls Explorers Camp’. A 4x4 is not needed to access our camp. When you arrive, just drive down the track slowly and park in the camp car park. The trek itself will start just a short 5 minute drive down the mountain. You will be required to follow us to the trail head in your own vehicle, where there is off-road parking.

Intermediate – Trek starts with 200 meters of immediate elevation gain requiring a good level of fitness. A solid head for heights, confident balance and stable footing is required as the route is mainly off trail, and has multiple sections that are exposed, and require the use of hands and feet. Where a trail exists, it is narrow and unstable under foot. This route is for fit and experienced trekkers only.

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Adults Only
Maximum No: 6 People 
Minimum No: 3 People 
Duration: 5 hours (average)
Distance: 5.5km
Start Time: 9:00am 
Elevation: 567M height gained
Meet at Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (click for map )

Intermediate - Challenging terrain. Use of hands needed for some short sections, minor scrambling. Up and downhill with some steep gradients. Mostly trail based. Good level of fitness needed

What is Provided

  •  Experienced hike guide 
  • Outdoor first aid certified leader
  • Emergency Sat-Phone communication


What to Bring

  • Hiking backpack
  • Good walking boots (ankle supporting protection recommended)
  • Hiking clothes (breathable materials, full sleeved t-shirt and full length pants)
  • Sun hat & sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Lunch for the hike
  • Water 1.5 litres per 2 hours for every 2 hours of trekking
  • Phone / camera for taking pictures