The lofty heights of Jabal Samhan

T TV Friday 05/July/2019 17:40 PM
By: Times News Service

From the top of Jabal Samhan is a breathtaking view of the coastal plain north of Mirbat, some 25km away.

The road from Tawi Atayr ends right on the edge of the deep plunge, 1,000 metres into the abyss below.

Jabal Samhan is one of the highest mountain ranges in Oman with its peak at 2,100 metres.

The deserted plateau at the summit is punctuated by a solitary yucca tree.

At this elevation, only plants native to semi-arid climates can be found.

The boulders below belong to the oldest basement rocks of Oman from the glacial period.

Map coordinates:
17° 6'42.23"N 54°42'41.33"E