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  • Sunday Jun 21 2020 from 08:00 am until 03:00 pm
  • Baskinta, Lebanon
  • Sports & Outdoor

Hiking the Assi River Trail in Baskinta Area with GREEN STEPS

SUMMARY
- Date : Sunday 21/06/2020
- Timing : from 8h00 am to 3h00 pm
- Meeting point : Nahr el Mott, near Wooden Bakery - PLEASE BE ON TIME
- Transportation with your own cars
- Activities : Hiking at Assi River in Baskinta area - 8 kms - Level 5
- Contribution : 20’000 LBP/person & 15’000 LBP/child 12 y. and below, covering guides.
- 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
Join Green Steps on Sunday 21st of June 2020 for a hiking trip in Baskinta area, in a fascinating natural site called Beqaata En Nahr, where Assi river flows, surrounded by beautiful cliffs.


WHAT TO EXPECT
The hike is a loop. It consists of a small steep-sided valley with an altitude that goes from 1200 to 1350 meters, through which the river Al Assi flows and is mostly surrounded by cliffs (Nahr al-Assi, not to be confused with its homonymous in the Beqaa Valley). The North facing slope is the most fascinating feature of the valley with its acidic and ferruginous cliffs of sandstone. The surrounding area contains habitations, orchards and pine forests.
The trail includes as well adventurous passages with steel stairs, but not dangerous.
We’ll be having our lunch in the nature, so please bring your meal with you.

The trail is of level 5, feasible by families and children
Total Circuit length: 8 Kms
Altitude: 1200 m – 1350 m
Slope variation: 150 m
Effective hiking time: 3 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 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
The selected natural site is located on both the Baskinta and Bqaatouta municipalities.
The precise name for the site locality is Beqaata En Nahr . The site shelters an incredible biodiversity with some rare and endemic species for Lebanon.

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

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