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Snowshoeing at HADATH CEDARS with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS


SNOWSHOEING LOCATION : Hadath El Jebbe / Bcharre / North Lebanon
===================== 1500 to 1750 meters above sea level,
94 km from Beirut.

WHEN : Sunday, March 07, 2021
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ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM.
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Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/

FEES:
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65,000 LL per person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, pictures & snowshoes. Special price 60,000 LL for young under 18 years old.
Optional transportation by your own vehicles. 50,000 LL/person
Cancellation requests must be received at least 24 hours prior to the event start date. Cancellations received with less than 24 hours’ notice will forfeit the amount of 30,000 L.L. as provision for liquidated damages.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
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Our Snowshoeing event this time will be in Hadath Cedars.
Hadath El Jebbeh is situated at upper part of Qadisha Valley.
The Semitic root of Hadath means the new. Hadath could mean the new town.
Hadad was the northwest Semitic storm and rain God and the town could have had a temple dedicated to this God. And the popular tradition claims that the church dedicated to the saint patron of Hadath, Saint Daniel, was built on the remnants of a pagan temple.
Jebbeh is the traditional name of the Kadisha region, called also Jebbet Bsharri in reference to Bsharri the largest town of this region. The Semitic root Gb means well, deep and could be a reference to the deep gorges of the Kadisha.
In Lebanon, other Jebbeh exist like Jebbet Mnaytra and Jebbet Yanuh.
Hadath is a very ancient settlement. Maronites settled there in the 9th Century A.D. after fleeing the Orontes valley. The town knew its importance during the Crusades. It was destroyed at the end of 13th Century A.D. by the Mamluk army. Going to this period, 8 Maronite mummies of inhabitants were found in a nearby grotto, the Assi of Hadath. After its destruction, the town recovered and regained some importance till the end of the 16th Century A.D.

As usual will be two groups:
Our walk there will be in the vast white hills till we reach the Cedars forest. Those who wish to have a moderate walk will pass around 6KM (2hours) from the main square of the village to the Cedars Forest there is time for rest and photo shooting. The others will take a longer path for about 9KM (3 hours) till they meet the first group in the Cedars Forest for lunch. There you will be able to contemplate that beautiful white landscape of the area.
Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest!!!!


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 in the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.


WHAT TO TAKE:
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Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, cap, sunglasses, sunscreen woolen hat and gloves. Don't forget anything waterproof to prevent your clothes from getting wet. 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:
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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.
and the reservation preferable until 2 days before the event.

NOTE:
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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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Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers