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Sunset hike from the Cedars to Hasroun

Overview
Escape the hot and humid weather of Beirut and Join Green Steps this Saturday afternoon on the 26th of August for a wonderful Sunset hike from the Cedars to Hasroun overlooking Qadisha valley and the villages around, and chill out your evening at a local baladi cafe in Hadath el Jebbeh.

What to Expect
We’ll take the bus from Zalka at 3h30 pm to reach our destination before sunset time.
The hike will start from the Cedars at an altitude of around 1800 M from where we will take agricultural roads towards Hasroun village at an altitude of around 1500 M.
We’ll have the opportunity to watch an outstanding sunset from the Cedars mountain all the way till Hasroun village, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the red yellow horizon combined with the clouds and the lovely Qadisha Valley.

Our hike will witness beautiful sceneries of landscapes and sunset and you will pass by small agricultural lakes for irrigation.
Our evening will end in Hadath el Jebbeh village where we are going to chill out in the outdoor of a local baladi café trottoir for around two hours, to sip a glass of beer or have some bites of local baladi food.
The hike is of level 4+, suitable for adults and children:
Circuit length: around 9 km.
Altitude: 1800 m - 1500 m
Total slope variation: 300 m
Effective hiking time: 3 hrs
The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.


Important Information

• General knowledge contest and quiz with a valuable prize for the participants, sponsored by Cozmo City and Mike Sport.
• Needs for the hike: hiking or walking shoes, windbreaker, hiking stick, backpack, water bottle of 1.5 liter min, camera, meal (dry fruits, energy bars, and sandwich), ID card, insurance card, smiley face and full energy.
• The tour will be provided by a comfortable air-conditioned bus, reservation required.
• Contribution: 45’000 LBP/adult and 30’000 LBP/child under 12 years old, covering guides and transportation. Drink and food are not included in the price. You are kindly requested to transfer 50% of the contribution by OMT to confirm the booking.
• Meeting time and place : at 3h30 pm from Zalka near “l’abeilled’or” – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 12h30 am


N.B.:
- Cancellations without prior notice of 24 hours require a payment of 50% of the full contribution
- A minimum of 15 persons is required for the trip to be feasible
- Hikers are requested to book their places, the latest Friday
- 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

Information about the region
Hasroun, “the rose of the mountain”, called by Lamartine a “bouquet of roses”, is a northern village, 107 km away from Beirut. It is a beautiful historical village spectacularly perched on a cliff soaring over the Holy Valley, Wadi Annoubine,

Simply known as "The Cedars", this resort settlement in Lebanon's highest range is one of the most dramatically beautiful spots in the country.
Its centerpiece is an ancient grove of cedars, a tree synonymous for millennia with Lebanon itself. The Cedars is related to Bsharre village, the birthplace of Gibran Khalil Gibran.

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

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