Hareket süresi  6 saat 57 dakika

Süre  9 saat 58 dakika

Koordinatlar 4544

Yüklenme tarihi 05 Şubat 2021 Cuma

Kayıt tarihi Şubat 2021

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1.891 m
141 m
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6,4
13
25,5 km

330 kere bakıldı , 9 kere indirildi

yakınında: Ḩārat ‘Awālī, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)

This is the second time i went to the Highest point in UAE - Oman border. First one was a one way trail which starts from Wadi Lithbah and ends at Jebel Jais observation deck :-https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/highest-point-of-uae-galilah-stairways-2-heaven-woh-village-oman-weather-station-hh-palace-ghaf-sum-61606901

This trail is a loop and we did finish in 10 hours (7 hours moving time). Started from Galilah Dam at 7.00AM, walked 2-3km though the gravel road to the starting point of Stairways to Heaven trail (Wadi Lithbah).. its like a warm up before you pick the elevation.. Then we took the Right bank route and reached the Woh village in about 3.5 hours. From the village, there is no proper trail to the summit point, this part is difficult to pass but still, no bouldering required.. We reached summit point around 12.30 PM... Due to some errors, the altitude in wikiloc shows 1892m where the real altitude at the top point is about 1930m (in my previous trail recorded as 1926m)

While coming back, we walked heading to HH Sheikh Qasimi palace, and then further towards the Ghaf Summit Trail.. After the Ghaf summit points, closer to the puro restaurant, we took link to Galilha trail.. Descending through Galilah trail is also bit tricky as most of the areas are with loose rocks.. Finally reached back to the dam car parking by 5.00 PM..

People with good fitness can attempt to do it in one day.. also doable with camping on top of village (be prepared with enough water / jackets / sleeping bag / foam mat etc. if camping)

Starting : Wadi Galilah Dam (25.98103817224828, 56.1455065067679) Sedan accessible
Duration : 10 hours with breaks for people who are fit
Difficulty : Difficult (because of the continuous elevation gain and the distance)
Highlight : Highest point of UAE

Comment below if any further info required.
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Starting

Heading to Wadi Lithbah
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Walking through the gravel road
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Walk through the gravel raod
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Wadi Lithbah - Stairaways to heaven trail
Ağaç

Flora

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Steps..
Göl

Pool

Can be a resting point
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Another resting point if required
Kavşak

Keep Left

Diversion
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Resting point
Kavşak

Left

Keep left
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RAK city and Dam view
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Resting point
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Village

Woh village (camping spot)
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Climb....

Heading to the peak.. no trail
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Tricky rocky areas..
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Steep

careful..
Zirve

Summit

Summit view
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Border stones
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Washroom (next to the camp by adventurati outdoor)
Ara nokta

Waypoint

Take right
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Ghaf summit
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New stairs made in Ghaf summit
Ara nokta

Waypoint

Take right to Galilah dam - Jebel Jais trail
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Loose rocks and steep ascending.. be careful..!
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Resting point
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Resting point
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Resting point
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Galilah Dam view

14 yorum

  • Fotoğraf: Satheesh

    Satheesh 07.Şub.2021

    Hi, Great Job. Highest point is on UAE side or Oman side? U had Oman visa? Since you map shows the highest point on Oman side

  • Fotoğraf: Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal 08.Şub.2021

    Hello Satheesh,

    In this summit area, you will be passing though UAE, OMAN again UAE etc.. There are a number of border stones.. But in Wikiloc if you see the end point i reached is a part of Oman.. Thats why i mentioned in the description highest point in UAE - Oman border.. And probably thats the highest point in Oman that we can reach by hiking from UAE.. (Real peak of Oman is in Jebel Shams)..

    However, you dont need to have VISA.. Its just like how you drive through Shees - Madha - Nahwa areas..

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 09.Şub.2021

    Wow this is a hike you would feel proud of once completed. Really good job, and you are super fast completing 25km in 10 hours. The descent part is a pain..

  • Fotoğraf: Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal 09.Şub.2021

    Thanks Ausra, indeed its a very special hike..

    Last time, when i did it was a one way type and we took a day (with camping) to finish it.. At that time itself i had plan to make it a loop and to do it in 10 hours.. But yes it is really difficult especially descending through the slippery Galilah trail.. when you start the trail from the top of Jais its really boring, moving very slow and there are lot of newbie hikers also without poles and hiking shoes struggling in between.. so it was tough to pass..
    I swear once i was nearby the dam about 2-3km (where the trail is flat) i was literally running to finish it in 10 hours... kinda trail run finish! haha :)

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 09.Şub.2021

    waw, well done, really impressive:) i did that ghalilah jebel jais route up and down, and I hated the down part, it wasn't exciting at all:)) in general climbing down is my least favorite part of the hikes.

  • Fotoğraf: Satheesh

    Satheesh 09.Şub.2021

    Thanks Muhasin.

  • mdseeger01 25.Mar.2021

    I am planning to do thr hike in 2 days (with overnight in tent). Would you recomend to do it the otherway round? Climb up and on way down via Woh Village?

  • Fotoğraf: Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal 25.Mar.2021

    Hi mdseeger01,

    I assume you have plan to go up through galilah - jebel jais - shk.palace - true summit and come back though woh village - right bank.

    Yes it is possible. Try to stay overnight at the village.

  • mdseeger01 25.Mar.2021

    Thank you for the quick answer. As you walked the loop, which direction you think is better - woh village first or on the way down?

  • Fotoğraf: Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal 25.Mar.2021

    Both seems okay.. The Hardest part in the loops is from woh village to summit point where there is no trail.. but descending will be okay ... Also the area where Galilah trail closing to jebel Jais where the rocks are very slippery...so the descending was difficult for me..

    So you can start from dam (afternoon) and do summit by sunset and then come back to woh village for overnight.. next day morning STH RB descending... It's fine..

    Be prepared with enough water and stuffs.. keep your head lamps charged...

  • Nishana sujith 27.Mar.2021

    Hello,

    Can someone tell me whether it's ok to hike solo along this trail?

  • Fotoğraf: Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal 28.Mar.2021

    HI Nishana,

    NOT recommended to do this trail alone if you are doing it for the first time and of course the the weather is hot.

  • Nishana sujith 28.Mar.2021

    Are there any groups that you're aware of. I'm looking for a team to join with.

  • Fotoğraf: Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal 28.Mar.2021

    Send you some suggestions

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