Hiking at ‘NAHER EL-JAWZ’ on Sunday, October 20, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
October 20 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hiking Trip to NAHR EL-JAWZ with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
The pleasure of hiking in the majestic nature, Dale Lebanon!!! (Nahr El Jawz trail)
The river was listed as a National and Historic Heritage Site on February 24th, 1998 by the Minister of Environment.
HIKE LOCATION : Rashkida – AJdaabrine- Kfarhay/ Batroun Districts/North
500 meters above sea level, 11 km from Batroun.
WHEN : Sunday, October 20, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
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:
The pleasure of hiking in the majestic nature Dale Lebanon!!!
Nahr El Jawz located in North of Lebanon is one of the most beautiful Lebanese trails;
The river serves the water mills, irrigated fields, power generators, cafés and restaurants and a part of the water is pumped for domestic use in Batroun and the region. But you will be charmed above all by the various types of trees along the river banks, especially the walnut trees that grow in preference close to water and which have given the river their name. There we will have our lunch.
Historically, Nahr El Jawz valley was the only possible way through which armies could reach Batroun and for that reason fortress of Msaylha was built to protect Batroun from enemy attacks.
The valley offers a varied landscape and it’s considered one of the most enchanting for hiking in Batroun Caza.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.
Due to the topography of the ground and walking beside the river, you are bound to descend and ascendant minor slopes, so the hike will be a Level 4 (9.5 Km), it will be easy.
First we will visit the tomb of Patriarch Elias Hoayek in Sainte Famille Convent. The trail offers many scenic spots and adventure. You will start walking from the village of Rashkida and head towards the river bank until you reach the bridge of Boxmaya village. The bus will then take you to Kfarhay to visit St. Maroun Monastery.
LEVEL 5 (13Km) will start with level 4, a descent to the river and a wonderful walk along its bank will include some adventurous passages along the border of the water canal. Will continue along a trail leading to old mills and old stone bridges, than you will head up to reach St. Maroun Monastery at Kfarhay village.
Mar Youhanna Maroun (St. John Maron) was the first Maronite Patriarch (702-710). During his mandate, Maronites moved from Syria to Lebanon and made Kfarhay the Patriarchal Seat until 938 when it moved to Yanouh. The skull of Mar Maroun is safeguarded there, you will see it, and visit the precious museum of old books dated back to the 15th century.
In our return to Beirut, our stop can be in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade.
It will be a nice experience!
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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