Hiking at ‘Laqlouq-Balaa’ on Sunday, August 16, 2020 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
August 16 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
This time we will enjoy a hike with special combination: Laqlouq – Balaa – Chatine, a trail of our ancestor, perfect weather conditions and beautiful peaceful scenery.
HIKE LOCATION : Laqlouq – Balaa / Batroun Districts/ In the north, ============ 1550 – 2100 meters above sea level, 69 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, August 16, 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.
Optional transportation by your own vehicles.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (30,000 LL per person)
There is 4.000LL Extra Entrance fees to Baatara Sinkhole.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Laqlouq is one of the best winter resorts suited for cross-country skiing.
Don’t miss the opportunity to contemplate the sky and the nature of region from “Saydet El Qoren” hill located at 2150 m above sea level and you will definitely need a light jacket even if it may be hot in Beirut. A big cross stand there overlooking Batroun – Jbeil area.
Our trail will begin from Laqlouq and its downhill for about 13km. We will walk for couple of hours to reach Balou3 balaa then Chatine village.
The Balaa Pit or Baatara gorge waterfall (also known as Balouaa Balaa) is very famous, it is one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls of the world, and it is a triple natural bridge located by the tiny village of Balaa.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
We will start our hiking near an old church and will see Akoura Beautiful Lakes. Part of our trail will be along the LMT.
Our hike will be divided into two levels:
Level 4, it is a downhill beautiful trail of just 7 KM. From the old church we will continue along a trail leading to Saydet El Dahab, then to the hill. We will also be able to see rare views particular to this altitude terrain. After crossing Laqlouq the scenery changes from this stage; we will continue in a trail and breathtaking views to be remembered forever. The track will take us to Baatara gorge waterfall. There is a snack where will have lunch together and you can also have your own picnic. We will walk down the stairs to see from up “The cave” also known as the “Cave of the Three Bridges“, the three natural bridges rising one above the other.
Level 6 (13Km) will continue from Balaa Pit downhill and head towards the river bank, then uphill until we reach Chatine village at an old Church (Saidet el Atika) overlooking the area. (Level 4 will go by bus).
On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade.
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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