Hiking at KARM EL-MOHR CEDARS on Sunday, November 24, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
November 24 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
“Being there is like going back to our grandparents’ roots, experiencing the true rural life”.
Trail for Dale Corazon,
HIKE LOCATION : Karm El Mohr – Dairaiya / Near Zgharta / North Lebanon
============= 1350 meters above sea level, 100 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, November 24, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
40,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (35,000 LL per person)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking trip or
Groups of 4 and plus get a discount of 25%/person (30,000 LL per person)
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
There is no apparent reason behind the name of this village. Most probably, its name goes back to marriage endowment (Mohr = endowment) and its vineyards (Karm= vineyard), which were considered the bride’s endowment, which resulted in its name Karm El Mohr (endowment’s vineyard).
The Town of Karm Al Muhr is home to the Aycha Fortress built on the heights of Al Fawwar spring. It is a huge rock carrying the ruins of what used to be an important prince’s palace or protection center, overseeing an old road linking the Danniyeh region and Ba’albeck.
Karm Al Mohr, it is known for its abundant springs that constitute a large investment opportunity for filling, selling and commercializing water thus you will always be able to fill your bottles during the hike.
The residents of Karm Al Muhr depend on their living mainly from money sent from expatriates overseas. The town also used to depend on agriculture, particularly the cultivation of apples, pears and wheat. However, this sector is witnessing regression nowadays.
HIKING LEVEL:1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
LEVEL 4 (8 km) will start from Dairaiya village; you will walk in the woods crossing oak trees, marvelous sceneries, you just have to be there to believe! Three water springs, remains of a Crusade Church and “Sheer El Arous”. It is a rock on a high cliff where the bride-to-be used to bathe before the wedding at Zawarib area. You will benefit from many rest breaks and you will enjoy this hike in the heart of nature so keep your cameras ready for photo shooting.
LEVEL 6 is 4 km longer; The stunning mountainous landscape, with cedars “Ghabet Ain Hkailet” seemingly defying gravity and growing on extremely vertical slopes, is impressive. The path is alike level 4 with an extra 1 hour ascending and descending exciting trail that requires more physical effort. The trail at about ends up 1750m in the middle of the cedar forest. We won’t have rest breaks as level 4.
In our return to Beirut, our stop can be in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade. Diversified? Yes!!!
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WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (Professional brand is recommended) and don’t forget to get a light jacket. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
==There will be a breakfast stop along the way==
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO:
Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.
Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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