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MAJDEL – KAFTOUN Hike – New Trail on Sun, Dec 12, 2021 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
December 12, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Hiking at MEJDEL – KAFTOUN with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
Come and experience the pleasant moments of hiking along the bank of “Nahr El-Jawz” and discover a new trail prepared for you for the first time with marvelous ponds, wildflowers, ancient mills and bridges, archeological findings, old caves, and demolished ancient shacks along the river bed.
Naher El Jawz river runs through Bsetines el-Ossi (the Gardens of Ossi) where the most beautiful waterfalls in Lebanon exist. Confronted by the water, the greenery, and the plunging falls, you would imagine yourself in Paradise. On February 24, 1998, the environment minister listed Nahr El-Jawz as a National and Historic Heritage Site.
HIKE LOCATION : Kfar Helda – Mejdel – Kaftoun / Batroun koura / North of Lebanon
============ 450-600 meters above sea level, 72 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, December 12, 2021
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
150,000 LL/person including transport (Open windows), Wine tasting, professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 10%. (135,000 LL/person)
Groups of 5 and plus get a discount of 10%/person (135,000 LL/person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles 120,000 LL/person
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Grab this opportunity to witness nature in all its colors. The wildflowers are so colorful along the riverbank, spreading red, purple, yellow and white sparkles all over the ground.
The river has a unique beauty drawn by the hands of God. It renders possible the cultivation of a number of small private properties, watering the gardens and plots of farmland in Kfar Helda, Beit Shlela, and Kaftoun. The Ruins of many monasteries and churches are scattered around the villages.
HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.
Our hike will be divided into 2 levels:
Level 3-4; Medium – Easy level. The trail is around 2.3 hours, will take the downhill path with Phoenician old stone steps passing through trees and bushes that will lead you to the water source, and to the old St. Jean Monastery. We will hike from Mejdel to Kaftoun, we will see impressive waterfalls, water streams, and ancient footpaths. We will end up hiking next to the electricity company in Kaftoun.
Level 3-4 will reach the ancient Monastery of Kaftoun by bus, the exceptional Orthodox monastery, Our Lady of Kaftoun, carved into rocks amidst olive and orange trees. The Theotokos Monastery houses a miraculous Byzantine icon from the 11th Century. A church in front of the monastery features 13th Century mural paintings, discovered during a 2003 renovation.
Level 5 (10 Km approx. 4:00Hr) The same trail as level 4, the difference is; will reach the Kaftoun bridge instead of the electricity company, and continue back to Beirut.
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 trips to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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