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Green Hands Celebration in Tannourine El Tahta with Green Steps Lebanon

Green Hands celebrating Green Steps 4th anniversary: Hiking, Planting, Rural lunch & celebration at Laze Fountain Eco Hotel in Tannourine El Tahta

SUMMARY

- Date : Sunday 02/06/2019
- Timing : from 8h00 am to 6h30 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka
- Activities : Hiking, Planting, Rural lunch, animation and Green Steps 4th anniversary celebration with prizes
- Contribution: 90’000 LBP/adult, 70'000 LBP/student between 13-17y.old, 45’000 LBP/child between 12-6 y., covering guides, program, rural lunch and transportation.
- Reservation: Thursday 30/05/2019 is the last day for Reservation. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.
- Booking must be confirmed by a down payment of 50% of total contribution by OMT or BoB.

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



OVERVIEW

Join GREEN STEPS on Sunday 2nd of June 2019 to spend a special day in a very special place at the Laze Fountain Eco Hotel in Tannourine El Tahta, starting from a beautiful hiking followed by planting cedars with the green hands of its members, enjoying a rural lunch gathering and celebrating the Fourth anniversary of GREEN STEPS.

In May 2015, GREEN STEPS saw the light and defined its mission by contributing to serve Lebanon and encourage ecotourism with the ultimate target to help in the reforestation of our country focusing on treeless villages and endangered areas, and raising ecological awareness among people and students.
In Four years, GREEN STEPS has organized 130 excursions to 130 regions and villages, and planted around 9000 Cedar trees in addition to oak and pine trees.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Our event this year will be located in Tannourine El Tahta village, Batroun district, at a very charming and ecological place called Laze Fountain Eco Hotel.

Program of the day:

 The journey will start with a breakfast stop on our way.
 Hiking from Tannourine El Fawqa to Tannourine El Tahta through agricultural trails, green hills and forest trails overlooking the village and the surrounding area, till we reach Ain el Raha where a generous water river is set with its abundant and refreshing water.
The trail is of level 5, easy to moderate.
Circuit length: 8 kms.
Altitude: between 1’450 m and 930 m
Total downhill: 450 m
Effective hiking time: 3hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate

Our final destination will be at Laze Fountain Eco Lodge, a nice place set in a green environment between impressive cliffs and on the river of Tannourine El Tahta.
 Since it’s the celebration of the Green Hands anniversary, we cannot avoid leaving our green fingerprints in this beautiful place, by planting symbolic Cedars trees there.

 You’ll be then welcomed by the sweet Managers of Laze Fountain with some refreshing juice and delicious homemade zaatar& cheese bites served on a live station saj.
 A delicious rural lunch with some specialties of the village, freshly prepared will follow, and includes:
Lebanese appetizers: Fattouch, Tabbouleh, Raheb Salad, Hommos with basil, special Shanklish Ain El Raha, Dandelion, Grape leaves, Fries with cilantro, Tajin, Special Kebab.
Three main dishes of : Lamb Mansaf, Chicken Hriseh, Maakroun with garlic.
Open arak, beer and soft drinks.
 Assorted homemade jam, Sfouf, Biscuits with Raha, Cake, Fresh fruits.
 Special Kids meal : Hamburger or Chicken burger with fries, salad and drink.
 The lunch will be served as a buffet, self-served, seated, with a special bar set-up, surrounded by a green nature and trees, and a running river with its refreshing water.
 The lunch will be followed by an animation and Celebration of GREEN STEPS Fourth anniversary (many surprises are waiting for you).


IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants
• Needs for the hike: hiking shoes, hiking stick, windbreaker, hat, backpack, water bottle of 1 liter min, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, meal (dry fruits, energy bars and sandwich), ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 90’000 LBP/adult, 70'000 LBP/student between 13-17y.old, 45’000 LBP/child between 12-6 y., covering guides, program, rural lunch and transportation.
• Reservation: Thursday 30/05/2019 is the last day for Reservation. PLEASE CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS PLACES ARE LIMITED.
• Booking must be confirmed by a down payment of 50% of total contribution by OMT or BoB.
• Meeting time and place : at 8h00 am from Zalka near “l’abeilled’or” – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 06h30 pm

N.B.:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- 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
- A Discount of 25% is provided for our members on hiking items at PRO-SHOP ZOUK.

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


INFORMATION ABOUT THE REGION
Tannourine is a village located in Batroun District and is around 75 kms away from Beirut.
Tannourine is the plural of the Syriac word Tannour. A Tannour is an old stone oven used in ancient times. The very first settlers established a number of Tannours in Tannourine-Al-Fawqa, and later settled down the valley in Tannourine-Al-Tahta, where a more fertile landscape allowed local agriculture to thrive.

Event of Green Steps by the NGO “Oaks & Cedars”. Contributions of the event will go to the reforestation of Lebanon.

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