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Hiking Trip to ARZ EHDEN with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS

The importance of Ehden forest (Horsh Ehden) became universal due to the uniqueness of its climate, plants and trees particularly the Cedars and the fir trees. Thus, the Horsh came to be the center of interest and destination for every stroller and tourist.

HIKE LOCATION: Ehden forest /Ehden/In the North
============= 1450 meters above sea level.
95 km from Beirut.

WHEN : Sunday, August 18, 2019
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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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40,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, pictures and.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (35,000 LL per person)
Every 5 coupons can be exchanged for a free hiking trip or
Groups of 4 and plus get a discount of 25%/person (30,000 LL per person)
There is 5.000LL Extra entrance fee to Ehden Cedar Forest.

DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
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Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve ranges from 1250 to 1950 m. It is rich in biodiversity and constitutes a shelter for various kinds of flowers and wild animals and a haven for all bird species. It contains 70 species of plants that have been given the name of Lebanon (Berberis libanoticum, Alyssum libanoticum...)
The amazing scenery that your eyes catch upon reaching these amazing landscapes is indescribable.

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

The hike will be divided into two levels:
Level 4 (Distance of 9.5 km - 3,5 Hrs approx. at slow pace - Altitude is 1300m to1700m) is intermediate. It is a beautiful uphill smoothly walk that will start near Nabaa Jouit and continue to Ain Naasa at 1750 m level to have lunch and head then to the Jouar el Jafi.
The forest becomes mixed with conifers including the majestic cedar and fir. Afterwards you will continue downhill crossing by Ain Naasa and through a pine forest to the lowest entrance of the natural reserve.
LEVEL 5 (Distance of 11 km - 4 Hrs approx.- Altitude is 1350 m to 1900m) will start with level 4 till you reach jouar el Jafi and have lunch together by Ain Naasa. From there, you will head to Al Jafia. The hike will be uphill and then downhill, it needs some physical competence. There will be minimal time for rest and photo sessions.

Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest!

WHAT TO TAKE:
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Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. 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.

NOTE:
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Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules 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.

Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers