Nakhal’s two star turns—Nakhal Fort and the Al Thowarah springs—lie deep in its palm-fringed residential lanes. Visit Nakhal Fort to see its towers, antique weaponry, and battlements, then head for the hot springs to paddle in their thermal waters. Many travelers also add trips into local wadis, such as Wadi Mistal and Bani Awf, to enjoy their natural pools and rugged scenery.
Nakhal is a fixture on many private western Al Hajar mountain tours from Muscat. These typically cover Nakhal Fort and Al Thowarah’s springs, while some also include visits to nearby wadis like Wadi Bani Awf, considered one of Oman’s most stunning canyons. Nakhal is also featured on select multi-day Oman tours from Muscat, which spend a week or more visiting highlights like Nizwa, the Wahiba Sands desert, and more.