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  • Sunday Jun 07 2020 from 08:00 am until 04:00 pm
  • Ammiq, Lebanon
  • Sports & Outdoor

Hiking at Ammiq Wetland with GREEN STEPS

SUMMARY
- Date : Sunday 07/06/2020
- Timing : from 8h00 am to 4h00 pm
- Meeting point : Nahr el Mott, near Wooden Bakery - PLEASE BE ON TIME
- Transportation with your own cars
- Activities : Hiking at Ammiq Wetland - 10 kms - Level 4
- Contribution : 25’000 LBP/person & 20’000 LBP/child 12 y. and below, covering guides and entrance fee to Ammiq Wetland.
- Reservation : Book your space as soon as possible, as Places are limited due to Covid-19 preventive measures.
- If you're sick or have fever, please stay at home until you feel better.
- Please read well the Important Information listed below.


OVERVIEW
We are happy to announce that we’ll be back on track starting Sunday 07/06/2020.
Our first hike this spring season will be at Ammiq Wetland, the largest remaining freshwater reserve in Lebanon. It is Lebanon’s most biodiversity rich site and the best place to see wild birds.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our main activities during this day are as follows:
 Hiking starting from the oak and pine forest of Ammiq, under Barouk natural reserve, reaching Tallit El Sa3louk from where we can admire a fantastic view of Ammiq wetlands and the colorful Bekaa valley. Our hike will continue to Ammiq wetlands, where we are going to take a trail, in the middle of the Wetlands; it is a fantastic one where you can admire lovely sceneries. You can watch the wild birds crossing the area and watching the Buffalos swimming in the fresh water of this beautiful wetland.
 For photography lovers, Ammiq is a very distinguished and beautiful area to catch beautiful photos.
 We’ll be having our lunch in the nature, at Skaff farm, so please bring your meal with you.

The trail is of level 4, easy for families and children
Total Circuit length: 10 Kms
Altitude: 1050 m – 870 m
Slope variation: 150 m
Effective hiking time: 3.5 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, we’ll be taking some preventive measures:
No breakfast stop on our way. Please take your breakfast at home.
No bus transportation, we’ll be moving with our own cars.
We have to keep social distancing between each other (1.5 m.), and use the mask when needed.
• Needs for the hike: hiking or walking shoes, hiking stick, hand sanitizer, mask, windbreaker, hat, backpack, water bottle of 1 liter min, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, meal (dry fruits, energy bars, sandwich), ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.

N.B.:
- Hikers are advised to participate in the hike to their own responsibility
- Hikers are asked to follow hiking ethics provided by Green Steps
- Hikers are asked to follow Covid-19 preventive measures
- Smoking is not allowed during the hike
- In case of force majeure, some modifications may occur to the program
- No pets are allowed

INFORMATION ABOUT THE REGION
Ammiq village is located in West Bekaa, 57 kms away from Beirut capital.
Ammiq Wetlands is the largest remaining freshwater reserve in Lebanon. It is Lebanon’s most biodiversity rich site and the best place to see wild birds. Designated as a Ramsar site, an Important Bird Area and part of the UNESCO “Man & Biosphere” reserve of the Shouf mountain.

FOR INFO AND RESERVATION:
Roula : 03- 95 32 97
Gio : 71-72 37 70

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