Jabal Akhdar, Oman

DESTINATIONS Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Welcome to Jabal Akhdar, Oman

Perched at 2,000m above sea level on the Great Saiq Plateau and nestled inland amongst the Al Hajar Mountain Range is the former capital of Oman, Jabal Akhdar.

Here stands Jabal Shams, which soars to 3,075m as Eastern Arabia’s highest peak, providing breathtaking views as far as the eye can see.

Jabal Akhdar translates as “Green Mountain” in Arabian, aptly named for its mild Mediterranean climate that is drastically different from the desert heat that encompasses much of the Gulf region. Beneath the plateau is a labyrinth of wadis (fresh water oasis) and terraces where the cool mountain air and rainfall create a fertile land that produces honey, pomegranates, figs and stone fruits. Unlike the lower altitude areas of Oman, temperatures here can drop to -5°C between December and March.

Join K-Line for a completely unique opportunity – high altitude fitness training. High altitude training has been common amongst professional athletes for decades, although it has yet to reach mainstream fitness. It is well documented that transferring from sea level to substantial altitude will result in a 5% to 20% weight loss due to a much higher metabolic rate, so adding fitness training means even greater results.

Levels of leptin, the satiety hormone, are elevated at altitude, whilst ghrelin, the hunger hormone, remains unchanged – this means you will naturally make healthier food choices. As oxygen is also processed more efficiently, you will also experience greater mental clarity and overall well-being, making this the perfect setting for a yoga retreat.

Studies indicate that these benefits are sustained long after returning to sea level. What better way to ensure peak physical and mental condition than to make K-Line MTN programs a part of your life?

No matter what you’re looking for, we have the right program for you. MTN FIT is targeted at helping you fine-tune your physical fitness, lose body fat and get toned. MTN YOGA is dedicated to enhancing your yoga practice and increasing your mental and physical well-being. MTN RELAX allows you to take time away from your busy life and rejuvenate your mind. Our MTN programs are suited to participants of all levels, although you should be mobile and healthy, with a basic fitness level.