MOKHTARA to Bater Highlights – Hiking on Sunday, November 29, 2020 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
November 29 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hike at El Mokhtara – Bater with DALE CORAZON-LEBANON EXPLORERS
We choose this time to hike in Mokhtara Valley in Chouf Region.
HIKE LOCATION : El Mokhtara / Mount Lebanon /Chouf
============= 750 meters above sea level.
54 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Sunday, November 29, 2020
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
35,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (30,000 LL per person)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking trip or
Groups of 4 and plus get a discount of 25%/person (25,000 LL per person)
There is 5.000 LL Extra entrance fee to the reserve.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Mokhtara – seat of Jumblat Family, the leader of Druze Community in Lebanon, will definitely mark your minds and souls with its colorful, fresh and beautiful nature all day long.
We will walk a splendid trail beside the river; our sky will be even green. We will cross many bridges; the most famous one is the The Birket El Arous Bridge. It was built at the end of the Mamluk era, as indicates the Arabic inscription engraved on one of its stones “Month of Safar, year 913 Hijri, 1507 AD”. It is a part of a complex network of bridges and trails built in the valley of Barouk by the Mamluks and later the Ottomans.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
LEVEL 3 (4 km) will walk a loop trail in Mokhtara and will start from Our Lady Church. You will experience the fascinating Lebanese wild nature with its colorful trees and herbs, chirping birds, fresh breeze and rushing water. The scenery is really beyond description. You will have enough time for meditation, photo shooting and fun. You will have lunch at the Bride bridge and then you will go to visit Jumblat Castle and maybe meet Mr. Walid Jumblat.
Level 5 (11 km) is a bit tough. The view you get to see from the valley is beyond imagination. You will start with level 3 and split at some point to take a trail that leads to Amatour. You will pass by many mills and cross many bridges; the last one is a wooden one beside a natural ‘pool’. You will have lunch somewhere beside the river, rest a bit and then continue to Bater.
Level 6 (15 km) This part of the trail is uphill at the end and requires good physical strength.
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WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (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 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. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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