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Hiking & Wine Tasting at DHOUR EL CHOUEIR on Sat, Dec 11, 2021 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
December 11, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hiking & Wine Tasting
Dhour El Choueir (summit of a mountain) is a typical Lebanese town with old caves, mills, ancient bridges, water springs, and an old souk with stone-paved passages, and beautiful houses with old traditional arches. It lies slightly north of the main Beirut – Damascus highway. It overlooks the city of Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea.
HIKE LOCATION : Dhour el Choueir – Khenchara /Maten/ Mount Lebanon
============= 12500 meters above sea level, 30 km from Beirut.
Khenchara village (St. John Monastery)
WHEN : Saturday, December 11, 2021
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Abda Church parking facing the New-bridge, Jal El
=============== Dib @ 7:30 AM
140,000 LL/person including transport (Open windows), Wine tasting, professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures. (Tips are greatly appreciated for the winery)
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (130,000 LL/person)
Groups of 5 and plus get a discount of 10%/person (130,000 LL/person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles 120,000 LL/person
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
It is one of Mount Lebanon’s favored summer resorts. Dhour El-Choueir is important for its August yearly carnival, honoring Lebanon’s emigrants.
The Greek Catholic monk Abd Allah Zakhir set up an Arabic language printing press using movable type at the monastery of Saint John at Choueir, the first homemade press in Lebanon. He personally cut the type molds and did the founding of the elegant typeface. He created the first true Arabic script type in the Middle East. The first book off the Zakhir press was printed in 1734; this press continued to be used until 1899.
It is the birthplace of Anton Saadeh who founded the Syrian Social Nationalist Party and of Tanios Bou-Nader Khneisser, the father of the Sword & Shield Folkloric Dance.
It will be our destination for this journey. Will start from the main square of Dhour Choueir and end at St. John Monastery Khenchara.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4: (8 km) is a moderate hike. Starting from the village where you can have a stroll in the narrow passageways and contemplate the old houses and ancient arches, you will pass by three water springs like Ain Al-Khassis. From there, you will continue further along a picturesque trail and cross Mgharit el Za3im Cave of Antoun Saadeh, a water source of Ain el Hanout and Hirch Khinchara. Then we will head to St. John Monastery in Khenchara to taste wine, and meet the monks.
|We will have time to rest in the stunning nature of St. John Monastery before walking back to our bus and continuing back home.
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 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==
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO:
Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending an SMS, or WhatsApp mention 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 included 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.
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