Muscat: Halut village in the Wilayat of Sur is the highest mountain village in Al Hajar Al Sharqi and the third highest peak in Oman.
The Wilayat of Sur is characterized by many natural ingredients, various tourist sites, and stunning mountain ranges that embrace villages, where each village is distinguished from other by its location and natural components. One among these, is the village of Halut, which is located between the historical city of Qalhat and the Niyabat of Tiwi.
The village of Halut is the highest mountain village in Al Hajar Al Sharqi and the third highest peak in the Sultanate, as it is located at an altitude of more than 2000 metres above sea level and is about 50 kilometres from the Wilayat of Sur.
Khamis bin Masoud bin Salim Al Muqami - a resident of the village said: “It is possible to reach the village of Halut from the city of Qalhat in the Wilayat of Sur, which is the best route. Using a four-wheel drive vehicle is advisable for the rugged dirt road and mountains, which covers a distance of up to 35 kilometres.
"The village is also characterized by cold weather in summer days, and in winter, the temperature reaches below zero. This very aspect attracts adventurers and tourists to the village," Al Muqami added.