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Sunset Hike in Chahtoul Kesrwan

Escape the hot and humid weather of Beirut and Join Green Steps this Saturday afternoon on the 23rd of August for a beautiful Sunset hike in Chahtoul, Kesrwan and a chill out around a campfire under the starry sky to sip a hot cup of boiled wheat and a have a bite of grilled potato.

What to Expect
We’ll take the bus from Zalka at 4h00 pm to reach our destination before sunset time. We’ll have the opportunity to watch an outstanding sunset from the top Mountains of Chahtoul from where you can enjoy the beautiful view of the red yellow horizon behind the valleys.

Our hike will start from Saydet el Kalaa where you’ll have the chance to visit the old church and the lady’s holy cave; then we’ll continue our walk through an agricultural road till we reach the cross on the hill.

The trail is soft of level 4, easy for families and children
Total Circuit length: 6Kms
Altitude: 1250 m
Slope variation: 50 m
Effective hiking time: 2 hrs

The hike will be guided by an ecotourism specialist at a moderate rate.

After the hike, we’ll take the bus to a beautiful colorful garden where we’ll chill out around a campfire with a live station for “boiled wheat” freshly cooked over the wood and grilled potato. Bring your own food and drinks with you and enjoy your evening around the fire.

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: 42’000 LBP/adult and 30’000 LBP/child under 12 years old, covering guides and transportation excluding food and drinks. The boiled wheat and grilled potato are included in the contribution. You are kindly requested to transfer 50% of the contribution by OMT to confirm the booking.
• Meeting time and place : at 4h00 pm from Zalka – parking facing restaurant Le Maillon – PLEASE BE ON TIME
• Return time : around 12h00 am

- 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

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

Information about the region
Chahtoul is a village in Ftouh Keserwan, situated at about 32 km from Beirut and at an altitude of 1000 to 1300 meters above sea level. It’s the hometown of the Lebanese writer May Ziadeh.

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