Al Soudah is a popular mountain area located near Abha in the Asir region of Saudi Arabia.
It is known for its picturesque landscapes, dense juniper tree covered mountains, cool weather, and stunning views. The area is part of the Asir National Park, which is a protected natural reserve and one of the most important environmental sites in the country. There are a number of trails for different skill levels and a cable car. Due to the altitude around 3000m the area is relatively fresh compared to the rest of Saudi Arabia. The Jabal Sawda mountain reaches an elevation of 3133m, making it the highest point in Saudi Arabia.
How to get to Al Souda
There is a good road from Abha to Al Souda (30km/33 min. until the 360° viewpoint) and beyond. The road from the 360° viewpoint to Rijal Alma is steep and with many curves, as it descends about 1500m in few km.
There are many hotels and other accomodation options in Abha, but also some in the mountain area around Sawda, all bookable via the international booking portals.