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Getting There & Away

A saloon car can make the ascent from Al Hamra to Sharfat Al Alamayn (30km, 40 minutes) as the road is paved and not too steep. To descend to Wadi Bani Awf on the other side of the mountain, however, a 4WD (and confidence in off-road driving) is essential. There is no public transport in this region, but some tour companies, such as Mark Tours offer this as a day-trip from Muscat. Husaak Adventures offers a two-day round trip from Muscat via Nizwa with camping at the top of the pass (OR225 per person).