JABAL HARAMOUN Hike on Sun, July 03, 2022 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
July 3 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Hiking in the second highest peak in the Near East is just amazing!!!
Hiking Trip to JABAL EL-SHEIKH with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
Jabal El-Sheikh – Mount Hermon is a cluster of mountains with three distinct summits, the same height each one. The hike in such a place is one of the highlights of a visit to Lebanon where you can take a lot of unforgettable pictures.
HIKE LOCATION : Rachaya El-Wadi / Jabal El-Sheikh / Rashaya District
============= 1250 m to 2250 meters above sea level our trip.
85 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, July 03, 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
450.000 LL/person including transport, professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, pictures, and pick-up.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (410.000 LL/person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicle 350,000 LL/person
Info: Must register 3 weeks in advance (The last day for registration is Sat, June 11). Names must be submitted to the army for approval. (Full name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth the Lebanese ID. Non-Lebanese the Passport Photo, and the visa.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
The name of ”Jabal El Sheikh” is sacred that the Phoenicians gave to Mount Hermon, and it’s called the “gray-haired mountain,” or the “mountain of snow.”
This mountain has great importance due to the historical Christian event that happened there; the transfiguration of Jesus Christ.
Jabal El Sheikh is the highest peak of the Anti-Lebanon range and the second highest peak in the Near East and in Lebanon located at an altitude of 2814 m above sea level. It deserves the effort we do to reach the top because it offers a very unique scene in all directions. Syria, Cyprus, Palestine, and Jordan can be easily viewed from there when the weather conditions allow it, and you will definitely need a light jacket even if it may be hot in Beirut.
Standing on the foothills of “Jabal EL Cheikh” or “Hermon Mountain”, Rachaya el Wadi is distinguished for its old red-tile-roofed stone houses that have survived the most difficult and relevant phases of the Lebanese history.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
The hike (level 7) is tough, mostly uphill and then downhill for about 20 km long and starts at 1250 m elevation till 2250m. The path is exposed to sunlight and there are no trees to cover us so you surely need to use sun protection and wear hats.
For all adventure lovers, we advise you to take this challenge!
For those who prefer an easier hike (level 4), you have an alternative that will help you reduce 1/2 of the path; a lift in a pick-up. (Limited places)
We will have lunch at the elevation of 2250 meters. Get warm clothing because it will be really cold up there!
On our return to Beirut, we might stop in Chtoura to drink fresh Juice.
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 send an SMS or WhatsApp to mention your name, surname, and the event you wish to join us on.
Info: Must register 3 weeks in advance. Names must be submitted to the army for approval. (Full name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth the Lebanese ID. Non-Lebanese the Passport Photo, and the visa.
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.
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