Event: Al-Shouf District in Mount Lebanon Province.

Last Autumn day in Maaser El-Chouf

Sunday 10th December, 2017

(Event costs 45,000 LL)
(this includes: Entrance to the reserve, Pullman transportation, Professional Guides, First-Aid Kit and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call Theo 03.582084
Or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(our breakfast will be at the Moulin D'or or Wooden Bakery)
(our lunch break will be under the trees by the end of our trail)

The Maaser and Barouk Reserves are home to 27 species of wild mammals (including wolves, hyenas, wild boars, gazelles, foxes, and lynxes), 104 species of birds, and 124 species of plants.

We have to do our hiking following the guide so that we do not hurt newly growing trees or plants while we hike.

During our visit to the Maaser and Barouk Reserves, we carefully have to observe the magical colors of the Mediterranean shrubs, grasses and herbs; or simply marvel at the majesty of the cedars and the gallery of distinctive flora and fauna that attracts a variety of mammals and migrating birds.

Our trail is in one of the best trees in Lebanon to see in Autumn. We will start our trail in Maaser El-Chouf to reach Barouk and return back to Maaser El-Chouf in a circular shape almost where we see all colors of trees on our way to say goodbye to Autumn.

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

- Backpack
- Cap or Hat
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- hiking stick if needed
- 2 liters of water
- thin jacket in case you felt cold after finishing the hike.
- fried fruits or chocolate power bars for hiking or sandwiches from home.

Our hiking information:

- Distance: 12km - 14 km
- hiking level Medium/Easy
- Cumulative ascent: +150m
- Cumulative descent: -150m
- Altitude: max 900m min 750m
- time for hiking between 4 hours
- we will have around 10 short breaks around 3 mins each.

(we should return back to Dora at 6:00pm 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.