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Dale Corazon - September Hiking event 2017

Movable Camp at 'L’étoile des Cèdres' on September 8, 9 & 10, 2017 with Dale Corazon-Lebanon Explorers.

It’s an unforgettable experience, where you will reconnect with nature and see amazing places!!!

Dale Corazon is proud to organize his first movable camp in one of the most enchanting locations in Lebanon: ‘’ L’étoile des cèdres’’: Tannourine and Niha Emperor Hadrian Augustus Reserve (117-137 A.D). You will be a part of an ultimate and unforgettable experience for this season. Yes, you will have the chance to explore the camping and outdoor life, to challenge yourself out of your comfort zone and reconnect with nature.
We will be staying in eco-friendly campsites that offer beautiful views, relax in the heart of nature and reborn.

MOVABLE CAMP: Arz Tannourine - Arz Niha - Hardine/ Batroun - Bcharre - / In the North
1900 meters above sea level.
120 km from Beirut.
WHEN : Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 8, 9 & 10, 2017
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Abda Church parking facing the ex-bridge, Jal El Dib, @ 5:00 PM.
FEES: 
100$/person for the weekend including transport, Camping room (Tent), campfire food at night like roasted potatoes for 2 days, homemade breakfast on Saturday, hiking event, guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. 
80$/person for the weekend, including transport, campfire food at night like roasted potatoes for 2 days, homemade breakfast on Saturday, hiking event, guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. 
WHAT TO TAKE: Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with water, cap, spotlights, sunglasses, sunscreen and toilet essentials with Sleeping bag-pillow (for camping). Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches. 
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

Below is our program for this special event: 

Day 1: Arz Tannourine one of the most beautiful places in Lebanon. 
Tannourine is a home to over 70 000 ancient cedar trees. It is believed that some of these trees age between 1000 and 2000 years.
Covering 12 square km, Tannourine Cedars Reserve lies in a splendidly beautiful area and protects one of the largest and densest cedar forests in Lebanon. 
We will leave the meeting point at 5.15 Pm. After reaching the location‘’ l’étoile des cèdres’’, we will pitch our tents, put the luggage, have some rest, enjoy the surrounding and end the first night by a cozy gathering around the campfire to have dinner of roasted potatoes and boil tea. Of course there will be a snack near us, that offers homemade mankoushe.
The weather might be cold, so please don’t forget to bring light jackets with you.

Day 2: Arz Niha - experiencing the true rural life
Next day, we will enjoy a traditional homemade breakfast, make a small tour in the reserve of Arz Tannourine and sit for a lunch nearby, then take our snakes for Dinner and breakfast with us and start our hiking in a trail full of Cedars as one group to Arz Niha ‘’ l’étoile des cèdres’’. The amazing scenery that your eyes catch upon reaching these amazing landscapes is indescribable.
Once we’re done, those who want can watch the sunset in this particular area that offers amazing views. there is nearby a natural spring where we can refill our bottle with fresh water. 
We will spend the night there, around the campfire and enjoy a clear sky full of stars. 

Day 3: Kfour Al-Arabi (for intermediate level)
Hardin (for advanced level) 
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
For the last day, we choose 2 levels; for those who want the intermediate we will walk till Kfour Al-Arbe and for adventurists, we will continue our hike till Hardine to the Phoenician Temple. It is an exceptional hike.
The town was originally named "Kfour Al-Arabi," in reference of being the residence of many old generations. 
Roman monetary pieces engraved with the head of the Emperor Constantine were found in the town, in addition to a historical Church of Saydet Al-Qalaa Al-Ajaibiyyeh, built in an elevated place between the suburbs of Hardine and Al-Kfour. The church structure is an old temple.

There will have our breakfast.

The word “Hardine” is of Syriac origin, meaning fear or fright. Some researchers argue that the name stems from the words “haret” (alley) and “deen” (religion)
known by its caves-churches and rich in remains of ancient civilizations; The trail will lead you to the Phoenician Temple: This temple of God Mercury with 30 majestic pillars goes back to the time of Emperor Hadrian Augustus (117-137 A.D), a most picturesque place where the sight and sound of the place will make you forget the city, your problems and everything! 
Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest! 
On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade. Diversified..? Yes!!!!!!! 

Arz el Rab to Bkaa Kafra to Arz Tannourine on Sunday, September17, 2017 with Dale Corazon-Lebanon Explorers.

Hiking at the higher peak is just amazing!!! 

HIKE LOCATION: Arz Bcharre - Bekaa Kafra - Arz Tannourine / Bcharre - Batroun / In the North
1900 meters above sea level.
120 km from Beirut.
WHEN: Sunday, September 17, 2017
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
FEES: 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. 
WHAT TO TAKE: Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). 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, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 
This time our hike will be in Bcharre - Tannourine in North Lebanon. We will make a tour in the reserve of Arz Rab, one of the most beautiful places in Lebanon. It was nominated, along with the cave of Jeita, to become one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The name Bekaa Kafra comes from the Syriac and means "Flat spot and the village that has a municipal council". It is the birth town of Saint Charbel. 
Tannourine is a home to over 70 000 ancient cedar trees. It is believed that some of these trees age between 1000 and 2000 years.
Covering 12 square km, Tannourine Cedars Reserve lies in a splendidly beautiful area and protects one of the largest and densest cedar forests in Lebanon. 
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
LEVEL 4 You will take the path leading to Bekaa Kafra, its easy and beautiful trail of just 9.5 KM - 3,5 Hrs approx. - Altitude is 1900m to1650m. You will also be able to see rare views particular to this altitude terrain. Unesco classified it as a typical traditional Lebanese village. It is one of the highest villages in Lebanon; It is a must to see. You will visit Mar Charbel’s house, and many landmarks of the village. Lunch will be somewhere along the way from Arz Bcharre to Bekaa Kafra.
LEVEL 6 trail of 21 km - 5.0 Hrs approx.- Altitude is 1900 m to 1750m. The track will take you to the entrance of Arz Tannourine. There will be stop for rest. Lunch will be somewhere along the way. It is an exceptional hike; the amazing scenery that your eyes catch upon reaching these amazing landscapes is indescribable. Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest! 
On our way back to Beirut, we may stop in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade. Diversified..? Yes!

Hiking at 'Akoura' on Sunday, September 24, 2017 with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers.

HIKE LOCATION: Akoura /Byblos District 
In the north, 1450 meters above sea level, 65 km from Beirut.
WHEN: Sunday, September 24, 2017
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
FEES: 40,000 LL per person including transport, guides and insurance. 
WHAT TO TAKE: Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). 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, mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 
It’s one of the most beautiful hikes and visits that will leave wonderful pictures in your memory.
Join us and hike along the down part of the west mountain chain “Jabal el Mnaitra” in Akoura village!
Akoura contains old historical churches, Saidet el Habs and a road dated back to the Roman Empire. Huge panoramic breathtaking views and even the sea can be seen when weather conditions are especially good. It is not to be missed.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Our hike will be divided into 3 levels.
This hike is hard for LEVEL 6, and about 11 km long. The hike starts from down part of the village. The trail offers many scenic spots and adventure. It is mostly uphill at the beginning, straight at the middle (Via Ferrata and ancient Church) and descendent at end. You will visit Saidet el Habs located up on the peak overlooking marvelous views like in Harissa, You will get the feeling of being on top of the world! Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and walk through an apple orchard, then head to the forest of Mar Edna. We will have lunch there, then go back to the village and take the bus.
For LEVEL 4, is about 9 km long. The hike starts from Akoura village. You will visit many ancient historical churches, Mar Saba, Mar Geryes, Mar Botros, Mar Semaan (Roman temple), and the Roman road. You will visit Saidet el Habs located on a peak overlooking marvelous views where all the groups will meet. Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and head to the forest of Mar Edna. 
If you prefer an easier hike LEVEL 3, you have the possibility to stay at Saidet el Habs after all the visit so you will have enough time to contemplate charming horizons at this altitude and you will have lunch there. Then you will descend a staircase of 600 steps and walk to the village where the bus will be waiting.
Being there is like going back to our grandparents’ roots, experiencing the true rural life.

Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed included Safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.

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For more information Kindly visit our website: http://www.dalecorazon.com/

Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers


 
 
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