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BAAKLINE Highlights – Hiking on Sun, Jan 08, 2023 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS

January 8 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm


It’s one of the most beautiful hikes that will leave wonderful pictures in your memory. Baakline is a true mosaic of nature, culture and impressive landscapes. At this time of the year, the color of trees and plants, the river with the lake are Extremely Impressive.

HIKE LOCATION                          :  Baakline/Chouf/ In Mount Lebanon


                                                       1220 meters above sea level.

                                                       52 km from Beirut.


WHEN                                           :  Sunday, January 08, 2023



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 @ 7:45 AM




530,000 LL/person or 12 $ including transport, professional guides, Local Guide, and pictures.

Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (480,000 LL/person)

Make your group of 5 persons (& more) and get a 10% discount (480,000 LL per person).

Optional transportation by your own vehicles 400,000 LL/person






Founded in the 12th century by the Maan emirs, Baakline served as their capital until the early 17th century when its most famous Emir Fakhreddin II, moved to Deir el Qamar. Today Baakline is an important Druze town and seat of the sect’s religious leader. The beautiful grand Serail, the main administrative building of Baakline before World War II, has been restored and transformed into a public library. In the center of the village stands the palace of Sheikh Hussein Hamadeh, built in stages starting in 1591.


The roots of Lebanon as we know it today go back to Baakleen. Around the year 1120 A.D., Amir Maan Ibn Rabeaah, the great grandfather of Amir Fakher Eddine Al Maani the second who established “Lubnan Al Kabeer”, settled in Baakleen with his tribe. He was supported by his in-laws, the Tanoukhyeen. Amir Maan was married to the daughter of Amir Noaaman Al Tanoukhy. Historians agree that Baakleen was the capital of the Maani Emirate.

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

Baakline is a wonderful place for hiking; our hike will be divided into 2 levels:

LEVEL 4 (7 km) We will start from Baakline by a visit to the National Library that used to be a prison a long time ago, the Hamadeh Castle, Old Church Conserved by el Cheikh, Old tombs and then we will head to the beautiful forest and hike among trees. We will have the chance to admire breathtaking colored scenery and take memorable photos. At some point we will stop by the Atoun, and afterward, we will take the bus to Baakline and wait for the other group to have lunch by the waterfall “Challalat El Zarkaa” and the tall trees.

LEVEL 5 (11,5 Km) Will start walking the same trail of level 4 and will split at some point to reach the river of Baakline at “Challalat El Zarkaa” for lunch.
We will all see “Houwwet Raidan” a great natural hole for 70 m depth so be careful!

After lunch both levels will continue in a stretch pine beautiful trail to Daraya Bridge

On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Deir El Qamar Castle; we will walk the old souk, discover the great landmarks and take a lot of pictures.


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.





Healthy snacks that will boost your energy include 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==





Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending an 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 events to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.

You can join our group on Facebook: Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorersيلا يا قلب   (group) and https://www.facebook.com/dalecorazonleb   (Page)

Instagram: dale.corazon.leb.explorers

YouTube: Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers


Best Regards,

Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers


January 8
7:30 am - 3:30 pm




70/986118 - 70/997062