Balcony Walk

Hiking in Jebel Shams

The most popular of several well-established routes on Jebel Shams, this 5km hike (in each direction) requires some nerve because of the 1000m drops but is not technically difficult. The route (numbered W6) ends at an abandoned village with a permanent pool of water in the rocky overhang above. A small rug stall marks the entrance.