Jebel Shams

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Jabal Shams
جبل شمس
Jebel Shams.jpg
Highest point
Elevation2,997 to 3,009 m
(9,832 to 9872 ft)[1]
Prominence2,818 m (9,245 ft) [1]
Ranked 110th
Isolation523 kilometres (325 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates23°14′13″N 57°15′50″E / 23.23694°N 57.26389°E / 23.23694; 57.26389Coordinates: 23°14′13″N 57°15′50″E / 23.23694°N 57.26389°E / 23.23694; 57.26389
TranslationMountain of Sun (Arabic)
Jabal Shams is located in Oman
Jabal Shams
Jabal Shams
Location of Jabal Shams in Oman
Parent rangeAl Hajar Mountains
Easiest route(to South Summit) W4 route published by Ministry or Tourism, Oman (Grade 2 / 3)[2]

Jebel Shams Arabic: جبل شمس‎, (mountain of sun) is a mountain located in northeastern Oman north of Al Hamra town. It is the highest mountain of the country and part of Al Hajar Mountains range. It is a popular sightseeing area located 240 km (149 mi) from Muscat. In the summer, temperature is around 20 °C (68 °F) and in the winter it drops to less than 0 °C (32 °F).


North Summit[edit]

The Jebel Shams true highest point is the North Summit, which is occupied by a military base and is a restricted area. The Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman, states the North Summit to be 3009 m (9872 ft) high.[3]

South Summit[edit]

Jebel Shams has a second summit, the South Summit, which is publicly accessible for trekking via the W4 Trail,[4] marked by the Oman Ministry of Tourism.[2] The elevation of the second south summit is 2997 m (9832 ft).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Jabal ash Sham, Oman". This prominence value is based on an elevation of 3,018 m.
  2. ^ a b Trekking Route 3
  3. ^ "Mountains in Oman". website. Ministry of Tourism, Sultanate of Oman.
  4. ^ Trekking
  5. ^ "Trekking". website. Ministry of Tourism,Sultanate of Oman.

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