BAROUK Cedars Reserve to AMMIQ Wetland on Sunday, October 27, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
October 27 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hiking Trip from BAROUK Cedars to AMMIQ Wetland with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
New Trail for Dale Corazon
Al- Shouf Nature Reserve (the largest one in Lebanon, it constitutes 5.3% of Lebanese territory).
The reserve is the southern limit Cedrus Libani, it is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and Eco-tourism area (a Biosphere Reserve). Part of the reserve is Aammiq wetland.
Ammiq is the biggest swamp in Lebanon (100 hectares) and one of the most important places for migrating birds. It has a watching tower to observe them.
HIKE LOCATION : Barouk /Al-Shouf – Ammiq/West Bekaa
============= 1800 to 900 meters above sea level.
64 km from Beirut. – 10 km from Chtoura.
WHEN : Sunday, October 27, 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, pictures and.
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)
There is 8.000 LL Extra entrance fee to Barouk Cedar Forest and Aammiq Wetland.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Our visit will begin from Barouk cedar forest; the birth place of the Lebanese poet, Rachid Nakhleh (composer of Lebanon’s National Anthem). On the spot, the reserve team will be there to accommodate us and give a quick presentation.
Once in Ammiq, the hike is diversified. You get to walk along the edge of mountains where scenery is great, beyond description.
HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4 (10 km approx.) will take the bus to the entrance of Arz Barouq and start the hike between the cedars for approximately 3,30 hours to reach the old broken-down village of ancient Ammiq. Your trail is wonderful downhill and overlooks Bekaa valley. Our lunch will be in a beautiful place of the trail where the views are remarkable. You just have to be there to believe!
Than will make a quick visit by bus to the swamp of Aammiq.
Level 5 after reaching the village of ancient Aammiq, we will continue the trail to reach the swamp of Aammiq, pass through water sources, pine forest and finally meet level 4 hikers at Aammiq wetland. The Total distance is around 15 km; will take short rests. We promise you spectacular views and great scenery.
Diversified? Yes! You will enjoy it!
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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