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As every year, Adventures in Lebanon is honored to dedicate this hike to the Virgin Mary, Queen of our beloved Lebanon.

In addition to the extra sense of adventure that a night hike can bring, Adventures in Lebanon would like to take you on Friday May 11th, during the month of May for a time of payer with the Virgin Mary of Harissa, which is an important Lebanese pilgrimage site high above Jounieh, located at 650 meters altitude from the coast and 20 km distance from Beirut.

Our trail will begin from Sahel Alma where we will have our first stop visit at historical St. George convent built in 1718.

We will then continue our night trail by climbing old steps which are cut through the pine woods, before we get around midnight in front of the huge 15-ton bronze statue painted in white of our Lady of Lebanon with her arms outstretched- This statue was made at the end of the 19th century and inaugurated in 1908.

Once reached harissa, we will take 45 mn time for prayers.

Our final stop will be in a café overlooking the splendid view of Jounieh bay for some warm saj and hot tea (you pay what you order for)

Harissa night hike is Level 3-4 (medium to advanced hike)- yes it's not easy but it's worth the effort!

Meeting point will be (Futuroscope Sin El Fil parking facing Habtoor hotel) at 19:30- (please do not be late otherwise you will have to meet us in Sahel Alma).
There will be a stop along the way for water supply.

Please keep in mind for your safety that:
You can’t at any given time or circumstances leave the designated trail which will be lead by our guides.
You can’t light any flame in the middle of the woods

Please bring a Flashlight or head torch light and we recommend that every individual carry a walking stick.

Please keep in mind that nighttime is colder than daytime, so it is advisable to wear a light cap, jacket and a scarf to keep you warm and hiking or comfortable walking shoes.
You would also need to get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits.

Price: 20,000 LL per person including transportation in a shuttle bus, insurance, and guides, excluding saj dinner (All profit will go to Harissa Church)

Early reservation is highly recommended by confirming your attendance to the event and calling +961- 71- 44 33 23 to secure your booking.

May this month bring more blessing to you and to your beloved ones and keep our Lebanon safe.

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