HIDDEN LAKE HIKE

BACKGROUND

This “dry lake” is one of the two known in the Hajar Mountains.

The most famous one is in Musandam (Oman) and is called the Rawdah Bowl.

It`s not an easy hike. There is much bouldering but it is fun.

AT A GLIMPSE

LEVEL

– Return trip
– Distance: 10 km
– Duration: 6 hours, including stops
– Activities: steep climbing in certain areas, bit of scrambling, parts with loose rocks, gentle stretches

 


This is the Rawdah Bowl in Musandan (northern part of Oman). A wide plateau surrounded by steep hills.

Start point of the hike: at N25° 54′ 30.6″ E56° 08′ 28.7″ Elevation 433 m

 

There are a few trees which give the welcome shade and shelter, but they are rare!! So be prepared to face the sun. Don`t go in the summer.

 

At the moment this Hidden Lake in the Hajar Mountains is a dry lake.
In the blink of an eye in geological time, this bowl would look like this if it rained…. (Caucasus Georgia)


DIRECTIONS AND COORDINATES

Park your sedan car on the tar road or park your 4×4 downhill, next to the settlement

Follow the wadi, and enjoy the boulder hopping.

Take right at N25 55′ 09.50″ E56 08′ 33.97″ elevation 551 m

You have reached the bowl at N25 55′ 26.36″ E56 09′ 17.77″ elevation 720 m