Trek 15: Arada Canyon and Nosrat el Guna (2-3 days)

Arada Canyon – also called Double Canyon as it is two connecting canyons – is on the main tourist path, with 4x4s often visiting the site. Still it is a nice place, and for sure there will be no vehicles up on the Guna Plateau. The Guna range is very long, it takes days to walk from one end to the other, but this short and moderate trek is a nice highlight of what the plateau has to offer. It includes a great look-out point at a stone structure known as Nosrat el Guna, or simply just nosra. Meaning trap, these stone structures are more probably ruins from early ages. From the Guna Plateau you can descend to the Nawamis area either via the steep Naqb Abaya pass, or via Naqb Ghlim, the longer camel route. You could also head north to Tarabin country, to places such as Jebel Berqa and Ein Umm Ahmed.

Read more: Arada CanyonJebel Guna.


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Trek photos

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waypoint 01: Wadi Arada settlement

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waypoint 02: open area

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waypoint 03: Arada Canyon junction shortly before the foot of Jebel Guna

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waypoint 04: way into Arada Canyon

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waypoint 05: path up Jebel Guna

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waypoint 06: top of Jebel Guna

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waypoint 08: Farsh Abaya

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waypoint 08: “nosra” at look-out point

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waypoint 09: Naqb Abaya, difficult branch

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waypoint 10: Naqb Abaya, easy branch

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waypoint 11: Naqb Abaya bottom

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waypoint 12: approaching the Nawamis area

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waypoint 13: Wadi Ghlim – Wadi Rum junction, approaching the Nawamis area

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waypoint 14: small pass

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waypoint 15: Bier Umm Hamata

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waypoint 16: Wadi Umm Hamata – Wadi Ghlim junction

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waypoint 17: path up to Naqb Ghlim

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waypoint 18: top of Naqb Ghlim

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waypoint 19: Bier Ghlim

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waypoint 20: Wadi Ghlim – Wadi Zalaqa junction

waypoint 21: Wadi Zalaga - Jebel Berqa junction

waypoint 21: Wadi Zalaga – Jebel Berqa junction