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It’s time to discover Bakka village :Plantation day, Hiking, History & Wine tour

Join Green Steps on Sunday 10/12/2017 to participate in the reforestation campaign day, on the occasion of the National Tree Day, in one of Mount Hermon villages, Bakka, Rashaya district. The reforestation campaign is in cooperation with the “Lebanese Reforestation Initiative” NGO, under the hospices of the First Lady of Lebanon, and hosted by the municipality of Bakka. It’s an opportunity to plant, with your green hands, your own tree at the foot of the historical Mount Hermon and to discover this distant village, with its roman history and remains, and its beautiful landscapes. Since we are in the wine sanctuary of Lebanon and getting ready for the holidays season, we cannot avoid visiting one of its finest wineries, Chateau Ksara, for a wine tour and wine tasting.

What to Expect
Our day will start with a breakfast stop in Zahleh.
Upon our arrival to Bakka village, we’ll join the reforestation campaign to participate in the plantation of 1000 trees. The Plantation will be followed by a soft hike in the forest of the neighboring village, Yanta, for around 5 kms; on our way, we’ll visit the roman ruins of Bakka consisting on the remains of a roman castle and a roman jail.
During our hike, you’ll admire the wide landscapes lying under the majestic Mount Hermon.

The trail is of level 4, easy for families and children
Total Circuit length: 5 Kms
Altitude: 1480 – 1540 m
Variation : 60 m
Effective hiking time: 1.5 hr
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.
Please bring with you some snacks, fruits or vegetables. We are going to have our lunch in nature.

We’ll end our trip to the Beqaa valley with a visit to Chateau Ksara winery.

Please book your places as soon as possible.

Important Information
1. General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants, sponsored by Cozmo City and SOHAT mineral water.
2. Needs for the hike: hiking or walking shoes, windbreaker, hiking stick, backpack, water bottles of 1.5 liter min, camera, meal (dry fruits, energy bars, and sandwich), ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
3. The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
4. Contribution: 40’000 LBP/adult – 30’000 LBP/student up to 21 y.old - 25’000 LBP/child under 12 years old - covering guides, program and transportation (food and drinks are not included in the contribution - please bring the exact amount).
5. Meeting time and place : at 7h30 am from Zalka – near l’abeille d’or – PLEASE BE ON TIME
6. Return time : around 06h30 pm

- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- A minimum of 15 persons is required for the trip to be feasible
- Hikers are requested to book their places, the latest Friday
- Hikers are advised to participate in the hike to their own responsibility
- Hikers are asked to follow hiking ethics provided by Green Steps
- Smoking is not allowed during the hike
- In case of force majeure, some modifications may occur to the program

For info and reservation:
Roula : 03- 95 32 97
Gio : 71-72 37 70

Information about the region
Bakka (Arabic: بكّا‎) is a village and municipality situated 85 kilometres in the Rashaya District of the Beqaa Governorate in Lebanon.
There are the ruins of a Roman temple in the village that are included in a group of Temples of Mount Hermon.

Event of Green Steps by the NGO “Oaks & Cedars”

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