Though its still hot in the afternoons, this is a short hike not more than 5 hours. However, you still will need to take 3 liters of water with you!
It will be hot so we need to start early!
This is a great beginner hike. If you can complete the Showka hike, you can qualify for Jabal Qatar hike on Feb 23.
The charges include 2 experienced and wilderness first aid certified guide. Group communication and access to a Sat Phone if necessary, as well as first aid kids.
We don't offer any free hikes, but normally our hikes do include buses and food and additional guides. This is only for beginners to get a chance to try trekking, and will be limited to 15 trekkers. This hike, however, is designed to be more accessible for people to join and get a taste of trekking so we are not offering any bus or lunch service as normal, only our guides so that we can discount the rate from our normal hikes.
The hike will take you on a flat section through the wadi, and over the ridge for an amazing view of the Hajjar mountains.
===== What to bring =====
All you need is hiking shoes and a backpack. No exceptions for the hiking shoes requirement though. Its a great chance to see if you have the stamina to last through a 5 hour hike before you commit to bigger and longer hikes.
No food or drinks provided. Please bring at least 4.5l of water and sufficient food.
No passports required.
===== How to get there =====
Low Logistics Hike: No bus, we organise transport through answering the RSVP questions, and then sharing them with you so that you can get in touch with each other. Please answer these questions immediately after you RSVP and pay.
This will make it easier to coordinate before the hike.
===== Payment =====
Payment will be made on paypal ([masked]) Bank transfer not available for this trek, but you can do a bank deposit. Please send a message if you would like the cash deposit option.
PLAN FOR THE DAY
We will check in on whats app in the morning. Any oversleepers? sorry, no refunds. The lead car will start at Spinneys and head towards Maliha. If you want to follow, meet at these points and these times;
Abu Dhabi Meeting Point: Spinneys, Khalidiya at 6 am if you would like to follow the Lead car to the meeting point.
meeting point: Al Reef Villas, and the end of the Yas highway.
Dubai Meeting points: TBA: 6:30 am
There will be one meeting point for the convoy from Dubai. But you are not obliged to be in the convoy, just make your way to the meeting point. Allow 1.5 hours from Dubai and 2 hours from Abu Dhabi.
Showka Meeting Points: 830 am
We will converge at this meeting point announced in the Get Ready Email.
If we need to we will do a shuttle of people who arrived in normal saloon cars for the last 2 km.
The hike is around 5 hours. Nice and easy through the wadi, there will be lots of water in there, so be prepared to take your shoes off and wade through it!