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Spring Hiking Trail from Qattine to Barti with Green Steps Lebanon

SUMMARY
Event : Spring hiking trail from Qattine to Barti, South of Lebanon with Green Steps
- Date : Sunday 18/3/18
- Timing : from 8h00 am to 5h30 pm
- Meeting point : Zalka
- Contribution : 35’000 LBP/adult, 30'000 LBP/ student between 13-17 y.old & 25’000 LBP/child 12 y. and below, covering guides, entrances and transportation.
- Reservation : Friday is the last day for Reservation
- Additional 10'000 LBP/p. for late booking on Saturday.
- Booking must be confirmed by a down payment of 50% of total contribution by OMT or Western Union


Overview
Join Green Steps for a new spring trail from Qattine to Barty, in South of Lebanon, passing by Hideb and Rimet villages. Part of this trail is a new one. For the hikers who didn’t explore yet the east Saida villages, it’s a beautiful opportunity to discover this area with its lovely green landscapes of hills, pines and horizon.

What to Expect
Our day will start with a breakfast stop on our way to the South.
Our hiking trail will start from Qattine passing by Hideb and Rimet villages, crossing old presses, old mills and old heritage houses.
It’s an agricultural trail leading us to forests of pines, water source and agricultural fields; with a panoramic view of the hills, the horizon and overlooking the villages around. It’s a beautiful trail for the hikers enjoying landscapes photography especially with the green leaves and colorful flora.
Our hike will end at Barti village. We’ll take the bus to visit the beautiful ancient Antonine Monastery in Kattine. You can grab the opportunity to buy some local traditional mouneh or some local wine produced by the monastery.

The trail is of level 4, easy for families and children
Total Circuit length: 8 Kms
Altitude: 850 m – 450 m
Variation : 350 m
Effective hiking time: 3 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.
Please bring with you some snacks, fruits or vegetables. We are going to have our lunch in nature.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants sponsored by SOHAT & PRO-SHOP
• Needs for the hike: hiking or walking shoes, 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.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 35’000 LBP/adult, 30'000 LBP/ student between 13-17 y.old & 25’000 LBP/child 12 y. and below, covering guides and transportation (Please bring the exact amount).
• Additional 10'000 LBP/p. for late booking on Saturday.
• Booking must be confirmed by a down payment of 50% of total contribution by OMT or Western Union
• Meeting time and place : at 8h00 am from Zalka near “l’abeilled’or” – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 05h30 pm

N.B.:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- You are requested to book latest on Friday
- A minimum of 15 persons is required for the trip to be feasible.
- Hikers are advised to participate in the hike to their own responsibility
- Hikers are asked to follow hiking ethics provided by Green Steps
- Smoking is not allowed during the hike
- In case of force majeure, some modifications may occur to the program
- A Discount of 20% is provided for our members on hiking items at PRO-SHOP ZOUK.


Information about the region
Qattine, Hideb, Rimet and Barti are villages of East Saida, South of Lebanon. They are 65 kms away from the capital Beirut at an altitude varying between 800 m and 400 m above sea level.

For info and reservation:
Roula : 03- 95 32 97
Gio : 71-72 37 70

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

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