Event: Al-Batroun District in Northern Lebanon Province.

Hiking from Balaa to Douma (Batroun)

Sunday 29th March, 2015

(Event costs 35,000 LL)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, Professional Guides, Professional Personal trainer and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call: Theo 03.582084

(breakfast will be in Al-Karam, Dbayeh)

(lunch will be local, under the trees during our hike)

Balaa 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 hike will be around 9 - 9.5km
the start will be tough to go 200 meters up
from 1500m to 1700m approximately
after that the event in Medium nothing is tough.
1.5 liters of water needed minimum
a cap is needed preferably

For more information, please call Theo 03.582084

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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.