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Trekkers come out as sun hides

14 Sep 2021 By ANIRBAN RAY

Muscat – With the summer sun hiding behind clouds and frequent lockdowns a thing of the past, more and more people are coming out for different activities. Among them, trekking has caught the attention of many who are climbing the rocks and going through tough terrains to see the beauty of mountains and wadis.

The activity is hailed by experts as both engaging, healthy and relaxing.

Arun Dsouza, founder of the Adventure Oman, said, “It is finally freedom from the pandemic. All of our members are fully vaccinated and only full vaccinated members with COVID-19 certificates are accepted in our trips. We also maintain a register for every one of us.”

Akash K said, “I have always been a trekking enthusiast. It has been a long time since I last engaged in trekking. I didn’t want to take any risks last year. But now with everyone vaccinated I am back in the mountains.”

Mohammad Rhaees, a popular trekking instructor said, “Now with the weather change and everything slowly getting back to normal, I am taking ten people every weekend.”

“For the beginners some of the excellent places that I go with my team are the paths of Riyam Park. While one leads to Old Muscat, other leads to souq. Both are exciting and apt for both beginners and pros. The other one, which is little tough, is the Sidab and Wadi Kabir one. There are many such places in the city itself where one can trek.”

There are many who pack their bags and go out of the city. Among the popular destinations are Qantab, Yiti and Jebel Shams.

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