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Dale Corazon Hiking program of May 2017:

Hiking Trip to KFARHELDA, on Sunday, May 7, 2017, with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS.

HIKE LOCATION: Bsetines el Ossi – Kfar Helda / Batroun / North of Lebanon 
650 meters above sea level.
72 km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
OUR FEES: 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. (kindly bring the exact amount).
WHAT TO GET: Get 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 from 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. 

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:

Naher El Jawz river runs through Beit Shlela and the fairylike village of Kfar Helda, known also as 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.

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 farm land in Kfar Helda, Beit Shlela and Bsetines el Ossi. Ruins of many monasteries and churches are scattered around the villages.

In this hike, you will have many reasons to keep your cameras handy. From the moment you start hiking until the moment you stop, there will be scenes you'll want to cherish forever.

HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.

Level 4; we will start from Kfar Hilda village at Naher El jawz River and take the path near "Waterfalls" passing through trees and bushes that will lead you to the source. The lust part of the trail is uphill with old stone steps.

Level 5 will start from Beit Shlela village instead. The trail offers many picturesque spots. The end is an uphill trail too.

On our way back to Beirut, we will pass by Helta to visit the house of Patriarch Elias Hoayek.

Hiking Trip to Kawkaba Bou Aarab - Mhaidseh, Sunday, May 14, 2017, with DALE CORAZON-LEBANON EXPLORERS.

New trail for Dale Corazon. 

EVENT  LOCATION : Mhaydseh village in the south of the Bekaa Valley at 88 Km from Beirut, elevation between 1000 and 1200 meters above sea level.
ENCOUNTER  PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
FEES : 40.000LL/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. Wear comfortable clothes and 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

Kawkaba or Kaoukaba is a small Lebanese town in Rachaya Governorate in the southern part of the Bekaa Valley. The name Kawkaba is of Semitic origin, and calls to mind the planets, particularly Venus the Morning Star. Near the village is a Neolithic archaeological site. 

Kawkaba is a unique village in many ways, different from others, quite apart from its picturesque aspect and the surrounding panorama. It is a marvelous place, with thousand-year-old olive trees, fruit trees and vines. There are remains from twelve thousand years ago and from the Phoenicians and Canaanites later. There are some springs and streams.

Mhaidseh village is overlooking Mount Hermon (Jabal El Cheikh - Jabal El Tajalli), the Sacred Mountain of Lebanon. The scenery is great; the scenery is really beyond description.
Almost all its houses are made of red brick and black stone which make Mhaidseh a famous place.
During our hike, we will pass by beautiful landscapes, its rich in remains of ancient civilizations; you will remark sarcophagi, old houses, oak trees, rock shelters, old grape, olive presses and many Nawawiss carved in the rock.

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 4 (7 km) Our walk is for (2,00Hr approx.); we will start from Kawkaba village, discover the great landmarks, take the path in the middle of valley, passing through oak tree and El-Malloul trees forests. The views are remarkable. Part of the trail has many Nawawiss carved in the rock will this lead you to the bus and then to Mhaidseh village where you will wait for the other group to have lunch together.
There you will walk in the old village of Mhaidseh, discover the great landmarks and take a lot of pictures, you will visit old stone houses (museum), meet the owner, the Municipality too', where local home-made products are displayed.

LEVEL 5 (13 Km) for (3,30Hr approx.); will start walking the same trail of level 4 crossing by many Nawawiss carved in the rock and will split at some point in order to reach Mhaidseh village for lunch. After lunch we will visit the landmarks there as level 4.
The hidden treasures and beauty of Lebanon are yet to be unveiled.

Hiking and Swimming at JANNET CHOUWEN, Sunday, May 21, 2017, with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS!!!

HIKE & SWIM LOCATION : Jannet Chouwen / Nahr Ibrahim. 
In the north, 600 meters above sea level, 40 km from Beirut.
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
OUR FEES : 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. There is 8.000LL Extra Entrance fees to the Lake. 
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, swimsuit, towel 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 from 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.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 

Come with us and hike along the bank of “Nahr Ibrahim” and swim in the marvelous river. The magnificent green forest mixed with oak, pine and many other plant species makes the valley one of the best in the world.
Janneh, as the name reveals, is a piece of heaven on earth and the lake is known as Jannet Chouwen
Nahr Ibrahim or "River of Abraham” is also known as river Adonis (river of immortal love) relative to the myth of Adonis and Astarte in Phoenician mythology. Today, it is one of the tourist attractions in Lebanon, being the place where the ancient god Adonis died, and the river became red with his blood.
The valley offers a varied landscape and it’s considered one of the most enchanting for hiking in Jbeil Caza, especially during this season.

HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Our first stop will be by historical Phoenician ruins. Overhead at Mashna’a and at Shir El Meidan the impressive remains of a Roman temple and a citadel built on ancient foundations still dominate the scene, giving a breathtaking view over the astounding gorge of Nahr Ibrahim.

Level 4 (5 km, aprox. 2:00Hr ) will start from Chouwen village near the water source and take the path in the village, then in the midle of "Jabal Moussa" passing through trees and bushes where the views are remarkable. The trail will lead you to the marvelous lake "Jannet Chouwen” where will stop at the platform. There will come back down to the river bank near the stone bridge for lunch, relax under the shade of the trees and enjoy the sound of water. You may benefit from a swim in the clean transparent water as well.

Level 6 (aprox. 4:30Hr) consists of descending trails at the beginning. After visiting the Roman temple you will start from Ain Jrain village and head down to Chouwen. At the river bank, you will continue along a trail offering many scenic spots and adventure and leading to old mills and old stone bridges where you will have stop for lunch and swim at the river. From there you’ll head up to Janneh Chouen to the platform than you’ll go back to the bus. You will have minimal time for rest and photo sessions.

Wine tour in Bekaa Valley,  Saturday, May 27, 2017, with DALE CORAZON-LEBANON EXPLORERS.

EVENT LOCATION: Bekaa Valley. 
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Abda Church parking facing the ex-bridge, Jal El Dib, @ 8:00 AM.
OUR FEES: 40,000 LL per person including transport, wineries visit and tasting as well as insurance. 35,000LL LL for a group of 5 persons or young under 18.
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.

Tour Description:

Since Biblical times, Lebanon has been acclaimed for its prized Bekaa Valley wines. Lebanon’s oldest wineries merely resumed a 5000-year Phoenician tradition. Today, this bijou winery, with its clay-limestone vineyards, nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean, produce a range of unique wines that capture the spirit of the Levant.
It is no coincidence that the Romans chose the Bekaa Valley as the site for building the temple of Bacchus in homage to their God of wine and grapes. In all Lebanon the number of wineries went from 5 in 1998 to over 30 nowadays.

Our tour will start by a visit to Clos St. Thomas. It is a winery that has won a lot of international gold medals. There are underground caves carved in the rocks that keep the wine in ideal conditions. You will visit it, learn about wine making and get to taste its exquisite wine. 

Our next stop will be at Domaine des Tourelles. Winner of many international awards, it is the second oldest winery, founded by Francois-Eugène Brun in 1868. Nothing but a visit to its yellow stone and cedar wood cellars can begin to unravel the mystery of this age-old family estate.

Will have lunch in a very special place, in a restaurant named Sama Chtaura.

Now with food in your stomachs, the last stop will be at Massaya. Massaya, whose name is Arabic, for the delicate beauty of the Bekaa’s twilight, with its French and Lebanese partners. It was for Anis “Arak” in 1994. In 1998, it became for the wine and “Arak’. 

In another tour you will have the chance to see other prestigious wineries in the Bekaa valley.

As usual, you will enjoy memorable moments among friends! It’ll be great! 

Hiking Trip to AMMOUAA, on Sunday, May 28, 2017, with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS

This time we will enjoy a hike with special combination: Ammouaa Reserve- Fneydik, a trail of our ancestor, perfect weather conditions and beautiful peaceful scenery.

HIKE LOCATION: Qobbayat – Ammouaa 
1300 to 1600 meters above sea level.
120 km from Beirut.WHEN: 
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 GET: Get 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.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT: 
This hike in Ammouaa belong to North Lebanon, is one of the highlights of a visit to Lebanon where the scenery is really beyond description.
Ammouaa is combined of different forest, as junipers, hairy oaks, cypresses, cedars and Cilician firs. The forest of hairy oaks is to be counted among the most beautiful forests in the world.
Ammouaa or Qammoua Nature Reserve is considered most important forest region of Lebanon and important tourist centre, lies in a splendidly beautiful area and protects one of the largest cedar forests in North Lebanon. All info and description of the forest will be described on site.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4, mostly it’s easy down and beautiful trail, it’s just amazing walking between different forests. The stunning mountainous landscape, with cedars seemingly defying gravity and growing on extremely vertical slopes, is impressive. You will also be able to see Ammouaa camp and rare flowers particular to this high altitude terrain. 

Level 5, is the same, but will cross the Ammouaa camp walking. Rest stops are minimal. The scenery is great, for both levels Will take our lunch under one of these trees (Ozor Tree) where the trees reach the sky. 

After you should visit in Fneydik village the water source “Nabe3 Mgharet Fneydik” where it was caved in the rock about 200 meters.

In our return to Beirut, our stop can be in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade. Amazing..? Yes!!!!!!

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

You can Join our group on Facebook: Dale Corazonيلّا يا قلب (group) and https://www.facebook.com/dalecorazonleb (Page)

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

Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers


 
 
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