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New Trail at ‘WADI ANNOUBINE’ on Sunday, March 21, 2021 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS

March 21, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

New trail From Hadath at Annoubine Valley with DALE CORAZON – L. E.

The view you get to see from the valley is beyond imagination. Once there, you get the feeling of peace and tranquility. The spiritual atmosphere reigns over the entire valley.
A Colombian hermit lives in this holy valley.

 

HIKE LOCATION        :  Qadicha Valley – Wadi Annoubine/ Becharre and Zgharta Districts

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                                          In the north, 1200 meters above sea level, 25 km from Chekka.

 

WHEN                            :  Sunday, March 21, 2021

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ENCOUNTER PLACE     :  Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM

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Driving directions to Mar Maroun      https://dalecorazon.com/contact/

 

FEES:                            

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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)

Optional transportation by your own vehicles for level 6 only. 25,000 LL/person

 

Where

 

In The Kadisha Valley (also known as Qadisha Valley, Ouadi Qadisha, or وادي قاديشا in Arabic) lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of Lebanon. The valley is a deep gorge carved by the Kadisha River, also known as the Nahr Abu Ali when it reaches Tripoli. Kadisha means “Holy” in Aramaic, and the valley, sometimes called the Holy Valley, has sheltered Christian monastic communities for many centuries. The Valley which harbors the most ancient Christian monasteries in the world is on the verge of being radiated from the World Heritage list because of serious plagues that are destroying it.

 

History

Annoubine’s history dates back to the 7th century. It has monasteries and sanctuaries spread all over the gorge, in the form of caves or churches.

Since the early centuries of Christianity, the Holy Valley has served as a refuge for those in search of solitude. Historians believe that the Kadisha Valley has had monastic communities continuously since the earliest years of Christianity. It was also at times a destination for Muslim mystics, or Sufis, who also visited it for meditation and solitude.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:

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HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous                                                                                  

Level 4, will start from Hawka, visit the hermit, St. Marina and Deir Saidet Annoubine. It is a wonderful place to visit and you will have enough time to contemplate scenery and take pictures. The lunch will be by the river. It is a lovely place, a breathtaking setting. After lunch, you will continue to Mar Licha parking.

Level 6 (13 km) have about 600 meters downhill and 300 meters uphill. The hike will start from Hadath El-Jebbe. The track cuts through a bushy forest, all downhill until you reach the old village of Annoubine, where you cross Qadicha River, from there we will continue uphill to meet with level 4 at Annoubine Monastery and continue together as one group. Then the trail becomes minor ascents and descents all the way to power station parking, where the hike ends.

Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions:

   Distancing from each other is a must.

   Cover your nose and mouth with your face masks. To keep it on, while we are in the bus.

   Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.

Description of the destination

Saidet Hawka:
There you can see a tiny chapel in a huddle of caves and grottos with the barest remnants of fresco paintings. The Aassi Hawka (cave) in particular, has yielded archaeological items indicating Palaeolithic, Roman, and medieval periods of use. A Colombian hermit now resides there. We will have the chance to visit him.

Deir Saidet Annoubine:
This is one of the oldest Monasteries in Lebanon. The monastery was built in a rocky pit, most probably by Byzantine emperor Theodos the Great in 379 – 395. Deir Annoubine monastery was to become the seat of the Maronite Patriarch in the 15th century and to remain so for 500 years. The monastery was rehabilitated in 1990 and is now used by the Antonine Sisters who welcome pilgrims to spend the night.

St. Marina:
The chapel of St. Marina now holds the tombs of eighteen patriarchs. The chapel of St. Marina stands in the memory of a girl named Marina who entered Annoubine monastery disguised as a monk. (The whole story will be told during the hike).

 

 

 

WHAT TO TAKE:

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Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, 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:

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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.

 

NOTE:

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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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Best Regards,

Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers

 

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Details

Date:
March 21, 2021
Time:
7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Venue

Annoubine

Organizer

Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
Phone:
70/986118 - 70/997062
Email:
dalecorazon@gmail.com
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