Abaydat Highlights – Hiking on Sunday, March 15, 2020 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
March 15 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hiking Trip to Abaydat, Sakiet el-Khait Valley with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
Abaydat lies in a splendidly beautiful area in Lebanon.
HIKE LOCATION : Abaydat /Jbeil / In the North
============= 500 meters above sea level.
37 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, March 15, 2020
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
35,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (30,000 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 (25,000 LL per person)
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
This hike from “Abaydat” to “Sakiet el Khait” is different. It is located in North of Lebanon, in Jbeil area, and it is one of the highlights of ancient caves in Lebanon where you can take a lot of unforgettable pictures.
It is believed that some of these caves-churches are aged between 1000 to 2000 years old. You reach these churches by climbing steel stairs, because they are carved high in the rocks.
HIKING LEVEL.1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
The hike will be divided into two levels:
Our first level 4 is intermediate. It is a beautiful trail, and it is an amazing walking path of just 7 KM. You will visit the cave of Mar Semaan; one of Mar Maroun’s followers. Theses caves are very old and date for more than thousand years. There are residues of frescos painted on the inner walls.
The stunning mountainous landscape, with trees seemingly defying gravity and growing on extremely vertical slopes, is impressive. You will also be able to see rare views particular to this altitude terrain. The scenery is great.
Level 5 will continue to the church of Mar Antonios, dating around 600 years old. It is a steep downhill walk to the church. You will return back on the same route to meet Level 4 and walk along a track rich in beautiful views and you will have lunch under huge oak trees, beside St. Peter and Paul Church.
Later on, you will visit “Mar Takla”, a historical church in “Shamat” village built in the second Century B.C. from the remains of roman ruins.
Diversified? Yes!!!!! The hidden treasures and beauty of Lebanon are yet to be discovered
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. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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