Event: Batroun District in Northern Lebanon Province.

Douma to Tannourine Natural Sinkhole

Sunday 07th May, 2017

(Event costs 45,000 LL for Adults, 17 or younger will have 25% discount and younger than 13 are for FREE but they have to come with one of their parents)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, Professional Guides, First-Aid Kit and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call Theo 03.582084
Or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(smoking is not allowed during hiking)
(eating/drinking is not allowed in the Pullman)
(Using Phones or Cameras are only allowed to take photos of the nature, only WeAreHikers photographer is allowed to take photos to the hikers as anyone who prefers not to can inform us)

(our breakfast will be in Wooden Bakery or Moulin D'or)
(our lunch will be at the sinkhole when we finish our hike event)

Baloo Balaa or Natural Sinkhole is very famous for its 250 meters deep natural sink-hole that has been carved by water 160 million years ago! A magnificent waterfall can be observed during winter and spring with water vapors rising up to the surface.

The importance of Baloo Balaa has spread beyond the Lebanese borders. Baloo Balaa is a natural pothole with three separate natural bridges inside it. This natural beauty is a must to see.

Douma is also named "Douma El Hadid" (Douma of Iron or Iron-Douma) due to the abundance of iron found it its soil and the superior craftsmanship of its blacksmiths.

The arming industry established under Ibrahimn Basha's regime encouraged many people from Showeir to come and settle in Douma since opportunities of work were plentiful at the time

our hiking information:

- Distance: 12km
- Hiking level Medium/Medium (5.5/10)
- Cumulative ascent: +400m
- Cumulative descent: -100m
- Altitude: max 1550m min 1100m
- time for hiking between 4:00
- we will have approximately 10 short breaks around 3 mins each before we reach the end.

best stuff to bring with you for hiking are the following:

- ID Card or Passport
- Self Insurance Card
- Backpack + Extra Sweatshirt
- Hiking shoes
- Hiking shoes needed always.
- Cap or Hat
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Hiking stick if needed
- 2 liters of water
- Thin jacket in case you felt cold.
- Dried fruits or chocolate power bars for hiking or sandwiches from home.

(smoking is not allowed during hiking)
(eating/drinking is not allowed in the Pullman)
(Using Phones or Cameras are only allowed to take photos of the nature, only WeAreHikers photographer is allowed to take photos to the hikers as anyone who prefers not to can inform us)

For all who are intrested, please contact us through Whatsapp or Call 03.582084 for confirmation to save seats for you.

(we should return back to Dora at 7:30pm max if nothing un-expected happened)

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We Plugin, You Hike

Hiking and computers seem like two entirely different worlds, but the internet connects outdoor fanatics every day. So every hike you join us with, we will send you full information and pictures about the whole day we spent with you. We expect you to sign-up on our website to be able to provide you with all the data about the previous hikes you joined us with.

TRAILS

WaH usually prefers being friends with guides around the area we will be hiking to be introduced by him to the people we pass by. Despite the fact that we have a few personal trails for us we always like that some guide from that area to join us. Having a guide with us will help us know the area more and more. Guides usually know lots of information about the weather in that area, trees, water and information about the history as well.

Preventing Hiking injury

Warm weather and outdoor exploring are here. Hiking is a great exercise and great fun sports, especially if you keep yourself safe and injury free. Before heading, make sure that you are physically capable of going on a hike. If you suffer from arthritis or other joint conditions, check with your doctor first. In the end, we have a fully conditioned First-Aid kit. We want you to tell us everything happened in case you had any problem while hiking or even before hiking.

Tips for Photographers

Even the most experienced hikers can get blisters on their feet. Unfamiliar terrain and inclines add more stress to footgear. Make sure your camera is protected very well, or put it in the bag when not needed and in the end listen to us since we have enough experience in hiking and taking shots with the Camera.