When you stand at the foot of this mammoth mountain, the name it has been given as “Green Mountain” may seem oddly incorrect to you. The rugged slopes that almost seem to touch the skies seem to be beautifully created by nature, but at the same time they seem like they are devoid of any living organisms.

As the sharp corners keep turning and seem to blend into one another the vista below begins to take form of nothing short than mesmerizing. At a staggering 6500 feet the Sayq Plateau comes into view together with a sharp difference in the landscape and vegetation. Dry and harsh ground gives way to beautiful greenery with many wild figs, juniper and olive trees beginning to provide shade. Many orchards can be found along with well-maintained terraces and rose plantations. The consistent rain patterns in the region allow for the fertile yields that the land gives out in the form of peaches, apricots, plums, figs, walnuts, grapes and pomegranates amongst beautiful ornamental plants such as the desert rose. For travelers to the city, many of the Oman luxury resorts such as Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas among others, will most often provide the chance to explore this mountain as a part of the recreational packages that they provide. Alternatively, they may be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to guided tours.

The Green Mountain is a monumental creation of nature that manages to remain unchanged for the major part even though most of the surrounding areas have been touched by the steadily increasing modernization.

Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.