• Monday Apr 22 2019 from 08:00 am until 06:00 pm
  • Deir Mimas, Lebanon
  • Sports & Outdoor

Discover DEIR MIMAS and its Natural Trail with Green Steps Lebanon on the occasion of the Earth Day

SUMMARY
- Date : Monday 22.04.2019
- Timing: from 08h00 am to 06h00 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka – near l’Abeille d’Or
- Activities: Discover Deir Mimas and Hike in its picturesque nature.
- Medium level - 11kms - from 700 m to 450 m – 4 hrs
- Contribution: 40’000 LBP/adult, 35'000 LBP/student between 12-17 y.old, 25’000 LBP/child below 11 y., covering program, guides and transportation, excluding food and drinks (Please bring the exact amount).
- Reservation: Saturday 20.04.2019 is the last day for Reservation.
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution

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


OVERVIEW
On the occasion of the Earth Day, Join us to discover a picturesque village in Marjeyoun, lost in olive groves, DEIR MIMAS! We’ll be hiking in its fields, overlooking the Litani River, the medieval castle of Beaufort to the west, and the snow-capped peaks of Mount Hermon to the east; exploring on our way its old streets and old churches.


WHAT TO EXPECT
Our day will start with a breakfast on our way.
We’ll start our hiking trail from the highest hill of the village overlooking the Lebanese-Palestinian frontiers and the border villages. Then, we will walk down to the Monastery of Saint Mimas, crossing a vast forest of diversified trees, then fields of olives till we reach the Monastery. We’ll cross ancient water mills, ancient olive trees, old stone bridges, water springs, waterfalls and charming olive groves.
We’ll continue our hike inside the village, to visit the town square, the old churches and monuments.
Some parts of this trail is ascendant.

We’ll have our lunch break in nature.

Level : Medium – Level 5
Circuit length: around 11kms
Altitude: 700 m - 450 m
Total slope variation: 250 m
Effective hiking time: 4 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants
• Needs for the hike: HIKING shoes, Hiking stick, backpack, water bottle of 1 liter min, wind breaker, camera, ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 40’000 LBP/adult, 35'000 LBP/student between 12-17 y.old, 25’000 LBP/child below 11 y., covering program, guides and transportation, excluding food and drinks (Please bring the exact amount).
• Meeting time and place: at 8h00 am – Zalka, near L’Abeille d’Or – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 06h00 pm.


N.B.:
- 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 Saturday
- 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
- No pets are allowed
- For GREEN STEPS card holders, you can benefit from 20% discount on hiking and outdoor equipment from PRO SHOP – SALEWA.

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


INFORMATION ABOUT THE REGION
Deir Mimas (دير ميماس) is a village situated at 88 km south of Beirut in Lebanon. Named in honor of Saint Mamas, the town overlooks the Litani River and the medieval Beaufort Castle to the west and the snow-capped summits of Mount Hermon to the east.

Saint Mema Monastery for the Greek Orthodox :The monastery of St. Mema from which Deir Mimas takes its name was built around 1404 A.D. The original monastery was a simple medieval construction with 6 monks’ cells, situated by a small church. The monastery fell into decay and was restored a number of times, most recently in 2004 before it was totally demolished during the 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon. The present plan for the reconstruction of the site, has replaced the old monastery with a much larger construction.

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