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List of Hiking Tips to Follow When You are in Oman

Ruggedly handsome Oman is a haven for nature lovers and if you are into hiking the country's got plenty of fab places to explore. And to ensure your adventures exploring nature are the best, here are some valuable tips for when you go hiking in Oman.

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Always try to Hike in a Group

The general rule is that you have at least one hiking buddy to watch your back when setting out on one of Oman's rustic hiking trails. This way you have help should you face any danger, plus the following benefits; be able to chat, learn and exchange knowledge, have help in case of injuries, be able to distribute gear and lessen the load and have an opportunity to meet interesting people and make new friends. If you choose a resort such as Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort, located in the legendary Green Mountains, your hotel will organise hiking trails with the aid of an experienced guide; do make use of this opportunity!

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Stay Well Hydrated

The golden rule for any hiker is to stay well hydrated; take along plenty of water, and as you keep drinking you will notice your load getting lighter. Remember to beat the heat and avoid dehydration. In case you want to add some action to your exploits of nature and are located at a resort in Al Akhdar, then the best things to do in Nizwa are rock climbing and abseiling to the base, as well as, enjoying the thrills of zip lining; a few suggestions for when you are not hiking.

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Snacks and Food are Important

Snack often, this way your body does not have to empty its reserves and wait for a big meal. Snacking in between the main meal will keep your energy levels high. Also, make sure to pack an extra meal, as a precautionary measure.

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Practice a No Carbon Footprint Policy

Remember that nature is a privilege we must enjoy and cherish, hence, your hiking trail should leave no residue. Pick up as you go along and practice a no-trash policy.

5

Leave Behind your Hiking Plans

You should leave you hiking trail plans with someone back at your Al Akhdar resort; so, that your plans are known and people know what time to expect you back.

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Sunscreen and Sun Protection

The climes are going to be hot and humid, make sure to slather on loads of sunscreen and take along extra, to reapply as you sweat and the sunscreen wears out. You must also have a good hat to keep your head cool and a pair of shades to shield your eyes from the glare. Organise your pack, and have your items stowed methodically, so, you know where to find an item without unpacking your entire backpack.

7

Have a Proper First Aid Kid

Put together a first aid kit, with all the essentials and pack it in an easy to access place. You should also have a bandana attached to the side of your pack to keep wiping your brow as you go along.

8

Keep Cold Beverages Away

Water is important on your trail, but drinking iced water whilst your body is heated up can be extremely deadly. So make sure to pack liquids and food at room temperatures and ensure your stuff remains dry.

Good luck and enjoy!