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AKOURA LAKES & VILLAGE on Sun, Sept 25, 2022 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
September 25 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Hiking Trip to AKOURA Lakes & Village with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
This time we will enjoy a hike with a special combination: Laqlouq- Aqoura, a trail of our ancestors (New Trail, El-Aqaba), perfect weather conditions, and beautiful peaceful scenery.
HIKE LOCATION : Akoura /Byblos District ============ 1450 – 2100 meters above sea level, 69 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, September 25, 2022
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
Or Martyrs Square at Al-Nahar Bldg., Beirut Downtown @ 7:10 AM
380,000 LL/person or 10$ including transport, professional guides, 5 minutes of warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 15%. (340,000 LL/person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles 250,000 LL/person
Make your group of 5 persons (& more) and get a 10% discount. (350,000 LL per person)
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Join us and hike along the down part of the west mountain chain “Jabal el Mnaitra” in Akoura village!
Akoura contains old historical churches, Saydet el Habs and a road dated back to the Roman Empire. A huge panoramic breathtaking view and even the sea can be seen when weather conditions are especially good. It is not to be missed.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Our hike will be divided into 3 levels.
We will start our hiking near an old church “Saydet El Qaren” hill and will see Akoura Beautiful Lakes. Part of our trail will be along with the LMT.
This hike is hard for LEVEL 5, and is about 11 km long. The hike starts from Akoura Lakes and the trail offers many scenic spots and adventure. It is mostly downhill at the beginning, straight in the middle, and descent at the end. You will visit Saydet el Habs where will have lunch there, located upon the peak overlooking marvelous views like Virgin Harissa, you will get the feeling of being on top of the world! Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and then go back to the village and take the bus.
LEVEL 4, is about 8 km long. The hike starts from Akoura Lakes too. You will visit many ancient historical churches, Mar Saba, Mar Geryes, Mar Botros, Mar Semaan (Roman temple), and the Roman road. You will visit Saidet el Habs located on a peak overlooking marvelous views where all the groups will meet. Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and head to the bus.
If you prefer an easier hike LEVEL 3, after walking for one hour, you have the possibility to stay at Saydet el Habs after all the visit so you will have enough time to contemplate charming horizons at this altitude and you will have lunch there. Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and walk to the village where the bus will be waiting.
Being there is like going back to our grandparents’ roots, experiencing the true rural life.
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 on the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.
WHAT TO TAKE:
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 (A 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 mentions 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 including safety regulations (hikers are advised to join our trips to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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