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Hiking in"Jabal Moussa" with Dale Corazon on December 09, 2012

A walk through the Mountain!!!

This hike will be in Jabal Moussa in Ftouh Keserwan, you will have many reasons to keep your cameras handy. From the moment you start hiking until the moment you stop, there will be scenes you'll want to cherish forever.

Jabal Moussa recently become a natural reserve, it cover an area of 6500 hectares at an altitude ranging between 350 meters and 1750 meters. The main villages are Qehmez, Nahr el Dahab, Yahchouch, Ghbale, El IiBre and Chouwan.
Jabal Moussa biosphere reserve presents a rich diversity of flora and fauna. At least 350 flora species are found in the reserve, and it’s a Global Important Bird Area (IBA) as per BirdLife International criteria. It presents a variety of migratory and soaring birds which appear depending on the seasons.
Jabal Moussa is renowned for the unspoiled historic Adonis Valley with its ancient agricultural terraces and trails that date back to Roman times. The valley features rivers and streams, mixed forests with oak, pine and olive groves and many important plant species.
All info and description of the reserve will be described by a local Guide.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
LEVEL 4 will start from the village of Qehmez, it’s, easy and beautiful walk. From Baydar El-Shawk you will continue along a trail leading to old well, then to the Cross site. You will also be able to see rare views particular to this altitude terrain, is impressive; then will meet with level 6 to continue together downhill to Mar Elias Church.
LEVEL 5 will start from the village of Mchati, The hike on Roman stairs will be uphill at first and needs some physical competence. The track will take you to Baydar El-Shawk than to the Cross site where we meet the other group and continue together downhill crossing by old houses and Hadrian’s inscription to Mar Elias Church.
Don’t let any adventure go by untried. Live your life to the fullest!

WHERE THE HIKE : Jabal Moussa/Keserwan/In Maten
350 to 1750 meters above sea level.
45 km from Beirut.
WHEN: Sunday, December 09, 2012
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
OUR PRICE: 40,000 LL per person including transport, guides, insurance and entrance fee to Jabal Moussa Reserve.

WHAT TO GET: Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever at Dbayeh
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118

Note: Ecotourism Rules should be followed like 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.

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