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November 12-13 // The Mountain Retreat

Camping in Jebel Jais Mountain, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Unplug from your busy daily life and refresh your mind and body at our retreat in the highest point of the UAE. Avidyā Retreats and Adventurati Outdoor thrill to collaborate and offer a 1-night mindfulness retreat to enjoy the outdoors. You will experience a great combination of a hike, meditation, and yoga while paying attention to sustainability.

1 night / 2 days
 Full board
Camping in tent

 

Activities:
3km hiking (1.5 hours), sunset meditation, morning yoga

Starting from

AED 520

per person

(taxes & fees included)

Who is it for?

  • Ideal for those in need of a short vacation with lasting benefits, this retreat delivers instant stress release and a calmer mind.
  • The 60-minute sunrise yoga session is suitable for all levels. We will focus on easing the tension and mindfully moving our bodies. During the sunset meditation, we will aim to quiet the mind and be fully present. We will get extra support from Mother Nature.
  • If you don’t want to join the activities, you can also relax at Camp 1770 and enjoy the outdoors.

General information

  • Drive up the mountain (any car can make it – paved road)
  • Sunset hike to a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the Omani and RAK mountain ranges
  • Enjoy an authentic Emirati dinner back at camp. Ready to leave the mountain at 10.00 pm if not staying overnight
  • Enjoy a night of relaxing at the campfire
  • Access to private toilets
  • If joining the camp, set up, unwind, relax and enjoy good company under a starry night sky
  • Temperature at the higher parts is expected to be below 15 Celsius at night time. At Camp 1770 it is definitely winter feels.

Hike Description

  • Difficulty level of these mountains is 4 out of 10
  • Hiking distance approximately 3km
  • Endurance level: Beginner +
  • Hiking at an elevation of 1770m up to 1890m
  • No rope skills or technical gear is required. It is a visible and fun route
  • However, a good amount of fitness level is required
  • Hike duration: approx 1.5 – 2 hours depending on breaks and group pace
  • Strictly NO SMOKING during activities and NO ALCOHOL during camping activities

Itinerary – Friday

  • Meeting point at 4.00 pm at the Viewing Deck Park in Jebel Jais
    (those moving from Dubai have to move no later than 2.00 pm)
  • 4.20 pm (or earlier if everyone is on time) move towards the mountains
  • We drive together in one convoy towards the top of the mountain
  • Driving arrangements made to Camp 1770
  • At Camp, stretch and safety briefing then start our sunset hike (option to relax at Camp until dinner)
  • Duration of the hike: approx. 1.5 -2 hours, depending on group pace
  • Sunset meditation
  • Reach back to Camp around 7.30 pm
  • Relax and chat at Camp, enjoy dinner at approx. 8.00 pm
  • Ready to leave Camp at around 9.30 pm if not staying overnight
  • Option to skip the hike and relax at Camp while others hike
  • Option to spend the night camping at Camp 1770 (camping gear + dinner + breakfast included)

Saturday

  • Early wake up for morning yoga session (optional)
  • Morning coffee, time to embrace nature, and then breakfast around 7.30 am
  • Dismantle Camp and ready to move around 9.00 am and head back to our cars

Important Note: time intervals can vary due to external factors.

Price

  • AED 520 per person
  • For adults (aged 13 years and above)

Includes

  • Hike + Sunset Meditation + Dinner + Camp + Sunrise Yoga + Breakfast
  • 1 trail mix pack for the hike, dinner, and breakfast
  • Experienced and certified mountain guide
  • Assistant guides
  • First Aid
  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mat

 

* All the camping gear provided is sanitized before and after use. However, feel free to bring your own should you be more comfortable with it.
* Note: If you are a vegetarian, kindly notify us two days in advance.

Does not include

  • Backpack (if you do not have one, we can provide a shoulder sling bag)
  • Transportation
  • Minimum 2L water for hiking

Insurance

  • All guests joining our excursions are covered by insurance

Hiking gear list

  • Face mask (preferably reusable, or head bandana/buff)
  • A Must: backpack (recommended with good shoulder and waist straps) or regular school backpack
  • Warm jacket and trousers for Camp
  • Option to bring your own camping gear if you want, earplugs, a pillow, and blanket make the night much more comfortable
  • Headlights (notify us if you do not have and we can provide them)
  • Hiking boots (recommended with ankle support) or trainers
  • Hiking poles (if you have knee problems)
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses (optional)
  • Energy bars
  • Face towel for the hike
  • Water canteen or water bladder (to cut down on singly use plastic)
  • Personal basic Aid kit (Advil, band-aid, antiseptic, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, etc.)
  • Extra shirt, towel, flip-flops (for after the hike)
  • NO JEANS & NO SANDALS ON HIKE

Transportation

  • Due to the current situation, we advise you to drive your vehicle to the location.
    Note: Accessible to all cars/ No 4×4 Required.

Waiver

  • By completing the booking of this trip, you acknowledge full responsibility of understanding and agreeing to waiver as described in the link herewith: Waiver

Terms & conditions

  • Strictly, No Refund for Cancelation

Weather conditions

  • We have the right to cancel the trip without notice due to a sudden change in weather conditions that might affect the overall safety of everyone joining. If the cancellation has been made by the operator’s side, all participants will be refunded.

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