Located 2,000 meters above sea level and in the Western Hajar Mountains is Wakan village, a small mountain village with beautiful terraced gardens overlooking the surrounding mountains above and Wadi Mistal below. Wakan village is officially part of Wilayat Nakhal in the South Batinah Governorate, in Sultanate of Oman.
A viewing platform is the first sight that greets you as soon as you enter the village. It offers spectacular views of Wadi Mistal (and the surrounding mountains. The track that goes through the village is the easiest and most accessible, compromising 700 steps across the terraced gardens and along a falaj stream ending at the watchtower at the top of the village. The walk takes less than 30 minutes in one direction with several observation points and rests stops.
The inhabitants of Wakan rely on farming and agriculture for their livelihood. The first thing you will notice once you reach Wakan is the beautiful terraced gardens used to cultivate pomegranates, apricots, grapes etc. Depending on the season, you may have the experience of seeing beautiful apricot flowers in full bloom and the butterflies feeding on them. However, please should remember not to pick any fruits and vegetables as the villagers depend on them for their livelihood. Please also note that you should stick with the designated path when exploring the village and its surroundings, as the tracks pass through villagers homes, and their privacy should be respected.
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