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Hiking Trip to Lamartine Valley with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS!!!


Deir El Harf - Btebiet - Chbanieh – Qobbeih / Mount Lebanon.
All four villages are located in Baabda District just 25 kilometers from the capital Beirut towards east, on an elevation of 950 above sea level. Numerous magnificent landscapes to be enjoyed during our hike absolutely approving that this is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in our treasured Lebanon.

WHEN : Sunday, January 03, 2021

ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM at Sunday.
Driving directions to Mar Maroun

40,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 12.5%. (35,000 LL per person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles. 25,000 LL/person


Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869), the French poet and politician, was an orientalist with a particular interest in Lebanon and the Middle East. He travelled to Lebanon, Syria and the Holy Land in 1832–33. Unquestionably, the Lebanese mountains come into literature by Lamartine, giving rise to the greatest number of descriptions of landscapes. Lebanon, its mountains and ruins, inspired the poet much of his "Episode" called “L'épopée de La Chute d'un ange” written in 1838.

The valley where we’re going is called the valley of Lamartine as a commemoration of that visit, he describes the area in his book “Voyage en Orient”. Also, the Lebanon Cedar forest still harbors the “Lamartine Cedar”, which is said to be the Cedar under which Lamartine had sat 200 years ago.

25 Kms from Beirut, most of the villages we will pass by are known for its pine trees that surround the village, it’s a source of valuable pine nuts. Olives, grapes, figs, apricots and other fruits are cultivated there as well.

HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous.
The trail will start near Pine Land in Deir el Harf, then we will begin walking through the Pine forest, and our hike will be divided to two levels:

Level 3 About 5 Km, take a mostly downhill path with beautiful landscapes where will visit the graves of the Jews, and stop the hike in Btebiet than by Bus will go to visit the ancient Mar Fram Monastery in Chbanieh where we will have lunch, from there will continue walking to visit Deir Mar Youhana at Qobbeih.

Level 6 about 14 km, from Deir El Harf as level 3 to Btebiet where we will split into both groups per level. We will continue towards Chbanieh (at Mar Fram) to meet Level 3 and take the lunch together then end the hike in Qobbieh at Deir Mar Youhana.

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 in the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.


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==


Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, or WhatsApp mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.

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.