Hiking at Arz Ain Zhalta, Bmohray – Barouk on Sunday, July 28, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
July 28 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hike at Barouk – Ain Zhalta-Bbmohray with DALE CORAZON-LEBANON EXPLORERS
Al- Shouf Nature Reserve (the largest one in Lebanon, it constitutes 5.3% of Lebanese territory).
The reserve is the southern limit Cedrus Libani, the largest Nature Reserve in Lebanon; it is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and eco-tourism area (a Biosphere Reserve).
HIKE LOCATION : Ain Zhalta-Bbmohray – Barouk /Al-Shouf
============= 1200 to 1950 meters above sea level.
81 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, July 28, 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 7.000 LL Extra entrance fee to Ain Zhalta-Bbmohray and Barouk Cedar Forest.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Our visit will begin from Barouk cedar forest; the birthplace of the Lebanese poet, Rachid Nakhleh (composer of Lebanon’s National Anthem). The reserve team will be there to accommodate us and give us a quick presentation.
Our lunch will be in a beautiful place of the trail where the views are remarkable. You just have to be there to believe!
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:
The bus will take you all to Massief Al Mir for a quick visit and then you will split.
Level 4 will take the bus to the entrance of Arz Barouq and start the hike for approximately 3 hours to reach Ain Zhalta-Bbmohray forest. Your trail is wonderful and overlooks Fraydis Cliff and the entire plain of Shouf. You can take a lot of unforgettable pictures there.
Level 6 (about 15 km) will start the hike from Massief Al Mir. You’ll descend another road (Hoopoe track) to the beautiful Artificial lake where you will cross the Khitiara Tree. From there we will take an uphill path to reach the top of the mountain. The path will continue straight to reach the hilly pond overlooking Bekaa valley, Qaraoun Lake and the entire plain of Shouf. Then it becomes descending all the way to the entrance of Ain Zhalta forest; it is called the Gazelle Track. You will have minimal time for rest.
Hiking in the forest is just amazing!!!
|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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