Snowshoeing at Arz Hadath el Jebbe on Sunday, January 13, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
January 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Snowshoeing at HADATH CEDARS with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
SNOWSHOEING LOCATION : Hadath El Jebbe / Bcharre / North Lebanon
1500 meters above sea level.
94 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, January 13, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 50,000 LL per person including transport, guides, insurance & snowshoes. Cancellation requests must be received at least 24 hours prior to the event start date. Cancellations received with less than 24 hours’ notice will forfeit the amount of 15,000 L.L. as provision for liquidated damages.
WHAT TO TAKE : Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, sunglasses, sunscreen, woolen hat and gloves. Don’t forget anything waterproof to prevent your clothes from getting wet. Wear waterproofing walking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment from Sports 4 Ever at 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, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.
and the reservation preferable until 2 days before the event.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Our Snowshoeing event this time will be in Hadath Cedars.
Hadath El Jebbeh is situated at upper part of Qadicha Valley.
The Semitic root of Hadath means the new. Hadath could mean the new town.
Hadad was the northwest Semitic storm and rain God and the town could have had a temple dedicated to this God. And the popular tradition claims that the church dedicated to the saint patron of Hadath, Saint Daniel, was built on the remnants of a pagan temple.
Jebbeh is the traditional name of the Kadisha region, called also Jebbet Bsharri in reference to Bsharri the largest town of this region. The Semitic root Gb means well, deep and could be a reference to the deep gorges of the Kadisha.
In Lebanon, other Jebbeh exist like Jebbet Mnaytra and Jebbet Yanuh.
Hadath is a very ancient settlement. Maronites settled there in the 9th Century A.D. after fleeing the Orontes valley. The town knew its importance during the Crusades. It was destroyed at the end of 13th Century A.D. by the Mamluk army. Going to this period, 8 Maronite mummies of inhabitants were found in a nearby grotto, the ‘Assi of Hadath. After its destruction, the town recovered and regained some importance till the end of the 16th Century A.D.
There will be two groups:
Our walk there will be in the vast white hills till we reach the Cedars forest. Those who wish to have a moderate walk will pass around 6KM (2hours) from the main square of the village to the Cedars Forest there is time for rest and photo shooting. The others will take a longer path for about 9KM (3 hours) till they meet the first group in the Cedars Forest for lunch. There you will be able to contemplate that beautiful white landscape of the area.
Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest!!!!
Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed 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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