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  • Sunday Jul 07 2019 from 08:00 am until 05:00 pm
  • Baskinta, Lebanon
  • Sports & Outdoor

Hiking Baskinta Literary Trail with Green Steps

SUMMARY
- Date : Sunday 07.07.2019
- Timing: from 08h00 am to 05h00 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka – near l’Abeille d’Or
- Activities: Hiking Baskinta Literary Trail and highlights of the village
- Medium level – 8 kms - from 1600 m to 1300 m – 3 hrs
- Contribution: 35’000 LBP/adult, 30'000 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: Friday 04.07.2019 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
GREEN STEPS will spend a special day in Baskinta, at the feet of Mount Sannine and “3aroussit Sannine”, to explore its fields and nature, and hike on the trail of its famous writers who were inspired by the beauty of this village.


WHAT TO EXPECT
Our day will start with a breakfast, but this time we won’t miss the breakfast of Uncle Krikor at his local bakery.
Once done, our hiking trail will start with the most famous part, from el Chakhroub; it extends on 8 km passing by the summer home of Mikhail Naimy, Roman inscription, Cave of Sayf el Dawla, Sleiman Kettaneh family home, Saydet el Khalleh church and Abdallah Ghanem cultural center in Baskinta town. This trail is part of the Lebanon Mountain Trail of Baskinta.

The trail is of level 5, Medium :
Circuit length: around 8 kms
Altitude: 1600 m - 1300 m
Total ascent : 100 m
Total descent : 300 m
Effective hiking time: 3 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.
We’ll have our lunch in nature.
At the end of our hiking, we’ll stop at the Painter Georges Aroyan's house for beautiful stories and paintings, enjoy the old houses of the village and have a coffee break before going home.


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: 35’000 LBP/adult, 30'000 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 05h00 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
Baskinta is a Lebanese village situated at an altitude ranging from 1250 metres above sea level and climes up to approximately 1800 meters of height at Qanat Bakish, making it one of the highest villages of Lebanon. It is located 43 kilometers north east of Beirut.
Baskinta is known for its natural environment and moderate climate. Baskinta is also known for the variety of its fruit especially apples and vineyards.
Event of Green Steps by the NGO “Oaks & Cedars”

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