QADISHA Valley from Hawka or Diman on Sunday, November 03, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
November 3 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Hiking at Annoubine Valley with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
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/
In the north, 1200 meters above sea level, 25 km from Chekka.
WHEN : Sunday, November 03, 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 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%/pers. (30,000 LL per person)
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:
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.
Level 6 (11 km) have about 600 meters downhill and 300 meters uphill. The hike will start from Diman. 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.
Description of the destination