The only way to reach this remote village is by boat, so we will make a weekend out of it by exploring the fjords of Mussandam (on the Khasab side) and snorkeling, hiking and camping at 2 different remote locations.
It is not an easy hike though, otherwise you can stay in the village if you choose not to complete the hike.
Thursday night: 1 night in the Ecoventure dormitory in Ras al Khaimah (Private Twin Rooms)
Friday am: Cross into Khasab and head to the port AT 7 AM
Our dhow will be ready to go at 8 AM
We will take a dhow and make our way to the remote, northermost village of Kumzar, where we will meet people that speak their own language and are completely isolated from the world, with no way to reach the island other than by boat.
We will be picked up with the dhow at 1 pm and return to Khasab by Dhow Saturday by 4 pm to head back.
All food and drinks, camping gear (tents, sleeping bags air mattresses)
campfire dinner, and dhow cruise
Snorkel gear also available for various stops along the way.
COSTS; 1200 DH FOR FULL WEEKEND
BUS from Abu Dhabi /Dubai to Khasab Port
2 nights accommodation, dhow, camping gear, sleeping bags, food for 2 days
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Go to any RAK Bank ATM machine and type in the account number and deposit the correct amount. Save your receipt, and send an email message with the hike you are paying for.
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THIS IS A WEATHER SENSITIVE DESTINATION:
There is no way to get to Kumzar on a double decker dhow if there is a high seas warning. its too dangerous. In the event that the seas are too high for us to go to Kumzar as of Wednedsay night, we will postpone this hike to the FOLLOWING WEEKEND of March 2/3.
We will also schedule another event in April 14/15 in the event that someone cannot go for the rescheduled weekend.
We will not do an alternative trek, as there simply is no other alternative.
Please understand that your safety is the most important thing and we will get you to Kumzar if you've paid for it but we can't control the weather.
There are no refunds in this case, but we will get you there on one of those trips either way, or we can put you on another trip around the same value.
Irish man living in Dubai. Really enjoy hiking and the outdoors
Looking to explore, camp, climb, have fun and meet other people
Founded UAE Trekkers in 2011 as a way to ensure that I always get to hike on the weekends!
Trekking club?! Yes plz!
Business Consultant, Writer, married! and leaving in Dubai for ten years. First time hiking.
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