Oman // The Western Hajar //

Jebel Shams

The mountains on this side of Nizwa are much less developed than those on the Saiq Plateau, which makes for more continuously spectacular scenery, although there’s no equivalent here to the Saiq Plateau’s dramatic hanging villages. The highpoint (in every sense) of a visit out here is the drive up the flanks of Jebel Shams (3005m), the highest mountain in Oman.