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Hiking Trip to AL-MSEILHA TRAIL - NAHR EL-JAWZ with DALE CORAZON-LEBANON EXPLORERS

New Trail for DALE CORAZON at Nahr El Jawz

HIKE LOCATION : Mseilha - Rashkida - AJdaabrine- Kfarhay/ Batroun Districts/North
200 meters above sea level, 2 km from Batroun.
WHEN : Sunday, January 20, 2019
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
OUR FEES : 40,000 LL per person including transport, professional guides, insurance, 5 minutes warming up, stretching and pictures. Special price 35,000 LL for young under 18 years old or group of 5 persons.
WHAT TO TAKE : Take 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 branches.
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mention your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.


DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:

The pleasure of hiking in the majestic nature, Dale Lebanon!!! (Al-Mseilha trail)

Nahr El Jawz, located in North of Lebanon is one of the most beautiful Lebanese trails; it was listed as a National and Historic Heritage Site on February 24th, 1998 by the Minister of Environment.
The river serves the water mills, irrigated fields, power generators, cafés and restaurants. A part of the water is pumped for domestic use in Batroun and the region. But you will be charmed above all, by the various types of trees along the river banks, especially the walnut trees that grow in preference close to water and which have given the river its name. Ther, we will have our lunch.
Historically, Nahr El Jawz valley was the only possible way through which armies could reach Batroun and for that reason fortress of Msaylha was built by Emir Fakhredine II in the 17th century to protect Batroun from enemy attacks.
The valley offers a varied landscape and it’s considered one of the most enchanting for hiking in Batroun Caza.

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

Due to the topography of the ground and walking beside the river, you are bound to descend and ascendant minor slopes, so the hike will be a Level 4 (9.5 Km), it will be easy.
The trail offers many scenic spots and adventure. You will start walking from Mseilha Fortress and head towards the river bank on a water channel with amazing scenery of the Fall magical touch on the trees in the valley until you reach the bridge of Boxmaya village. The bus will then take you to Kfarhay to visit St. Maroun Monastery.

LEVEL 5 (13Km) you will start from Batroun village club, a wonderful walk along its river bank will include some adventurous passages along the border of the water canal to meet level 4 at Mseilha Fortress. Together will continue along a trail leading to old mills and old stone bridges, then you will head up to reach St. Maroun Monastery at Kfarhay village.

Mar Youhanna Maroun (St. John Maron) was the first Maronite Patriarch (702-710). During his mandate, Maronites moved from Syria to Lebanon and made Kfarhay the Patriarchal Seat until 938 when it moved to Yanouh. The skull of Mar Maroun is safeguarded there, you will see it, and visit the precious museum of old books dated back to the 15th century.

In our return to Beirut, our stop can be in Batroun to drink fresh Lemonade.
It will be a nice experience!
Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed included 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.