Hiking Trip to Bchaeleh - Douma with Dale Corazon - Lebanese Explorers

HIKE LOCATION : Bechealeh – Bechtoudar- Douma/ Batroun Districts
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1200 meters above sea level,
83 km from Beirut.

WHEN : Saturday, April 24, 2021
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ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Abda Church parking facing the New bridge, Jal El
=============== Dib, @ 7:30AM.

FEES:
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50,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures.
For the foreigner and expatriate people, it’s optional a 10$ only.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 20%. (40,000 LL per person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles 35,000 LL/person


DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
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As per the historian Mr. Philip, the origin of the name Bashali is Syriac and it means "rest stop" in Arabic.
Bchealeh is rich with ancient sacred olive trees aged thousands of years (aprox.4000 years), and includes many of the monuments that are in need of exploration to shed light on the above epochs, like Kal3et El Hosn built with large stones located in the northeast of the village and many Nawawiss carved in the rock, in addition to multiple Greek writings and Roman coins found there which confirms that this region was the intent of many ancient peoples.
The name Douma is of Greek origin meaning "house", "palace" or "castle". Douma is also derived from the Latin word "Doman" used to designate a Queen (Julia Domna) famous for her beauty and intelligence.
Douma's pronunciation derives as well from the Hebrew language word "doumah" meaning calm and rest.
Almost all its houses are made of red brick which makes Douma a famous place. It enjoys a unique temperate climate praised by physicians as the ultimate place of medical refuge.
We will start the hike in Bche3leh, and then go to Ras el Talleh to visit the cross. The view from up there is breathtaking! It is not to be missed! Afterward, we will go ahead to Bechtoudar crossing ‘AL Hosn Fort’; it’s a new trail of Dale Corazon, where we will visit “Deir Mar Yaacoub” (Jacobo Monastery) then we will continue to Douma in an asphalt trail and breathtaking views to be remembered forever.

We will walk in the old souk of Douma, discover the great landmarks and take a lot of pictures.
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.
Our hike will be divided into 2 levels.
Level 5: The track 11 Km around is uphill downhill and requires some physical ability; hikers should be able to walk long distances and climb ascents to take this level.
Level 3: It will be a moderate hike around 7 Km; there will be enough time to rest, take pictures and contemplate the views. This level is suitable for those who enjoy nature and don’t want to exhaust themselves.
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions:
Distancing from each other is a must.
Cover your nose and mouth with your face masks. To keep it on, while we are on the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.


Live it up! It will be a memorable day!


WHAT TO TAKE:
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Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, lunch, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (Professional brand is recommended) and don't forget to get a light jacket. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in Sports 4 Ever branches.
==There will be a breakfast stop along the way==

FOR RESERVATION AND INFO:
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NOTE:
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Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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Best Regards,
Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers