Haghier mountains, Socotra

The mountains of Socotra’s interior are also called Haggeher or Hajhir mountains, and rise to more than 1500 meters above sea level. Many months a year the mountains are hidden in the clouds. Clouds mean water, and water means life. More than a meter of water reaches the ground her per year. All this water seeps through the ground and feed streams all around the island. Without the rainmaking mountains, there would be no permanent streams holding endemic crustaceans, fishes and plants.

Hiking from the lower elevations to the top of the island is an incredible journey of ever changing plant species, all denser and taller as you reach higher elevations. This view is around 1400 meter elevation and is densely vegetated, lush and verdant all year round.

Also called Hageher or Hajhir mountains.

Haghier mountains, Socotra

Haghier mountains, Socotra

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