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Hiking & Swimming at BEIT CHLELELA - KFARHELDA with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS

Come and experience the pleasant moments of hiking along the bank of “Nahr El-Jawz” and swimming in the marvelous pond.
Naher El Jawz river runs through Beit Shlela and the charming village of Kfar Helda, known also as Bsetines el-Ossi (the Gardens of Ossi) where the most beautiful waterfalls in Lebanon exist. Confronted by the water, the greenery, and the plunging falls, you would imagine yourself in Paradise. On February 24, 1998, the Environment Minister listed Nahr El-Jawz as a National and Historic Heritage Site.


HIKE LOCATION : Bsetines el Ossi – Kfar Helda / Batroun / North of Lebanon
============ 650-900 meters above sea level, 72 km from Beirut.

WHEN : Saturday, July 16, 2022
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ENCOUNTER PLACE : Saint Abda Church parking facing the New-bridge,
=============== Jal El Dib @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Saint Abda Church: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Saint+Abda+Church+-+Jal+El+Dib

FEES:
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290,000 LL/person or 11 $ including transport (comfortable Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 15%. (250,000 LL per person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicle 200,000 LL/person
Make your group of 5 persons (& more) and get a 15% discount/per person. (250,000 LL per person).
There is a 5.000LL extra entrance fee to the lake.



DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
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The river has a unique beauty drawn by the hands of God. It renders possible the cultivation of a number of small private properties, watering the gardens and plots of farmland in Kfar Helda, Beit Shlela, and Bsetines el Ossi. The Ruins of many monasteries and churches are scattered around the villages.

In this hike, 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.

HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.


Level 4 to 5; Easy Trail around 3 hours, we will start from Kfar Hilda village at Naher El Jawz River and take the path near "Waterfalls" passing through trees and bushes that will lead you to the source, and to the old St. Jean Monastery. We may benefit from a swim in the clean transparent water as well. The last part of the trail is uphill with Phoenician old stone steps.


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.


WHAT TO TAKE:
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Healthy snacks that will boost your energy include dried fruits, lunch, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, cap, sunglasses swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (A 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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Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mentions your name, surname, and the event you wish to join us on.


NOTE:
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Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules including safety regulations (hikers are advised to join our trips to their own responsibility). 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