Event: Besharre District in Northern Lebanon Province.

Hiking in the Cedars reserve

Sunday 17th May, 2015

(Event costs 45,000 LL)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, First-Aid Personnel, Professional Photographer and lunch at the guesthouse of our guide)
For more info, call: Theo 03.582084
or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(breakfast will be in Al-Karam, Dbayeh)

(lunch will be during our hike under the trees)

Cedars are among the last survivors of the immense forests that lay across Mount Lebanon in ancient times. The most famous cedar forest is the one located in Bsharreh region, North Lebanon and also known as the Cedars of the Lord.

The Cedar forest in Bsharreh contains about 375 trees, some between 1200 and 2000 years old. They stand on slopes 6000 ft (1950 meters) high in the shadow of the 10000 ft (3088 meters) peak of Qernet Es-sawda (the highest in Lebanon).

The citizens of ancient Byblos, Tyre, and Sidon used "cedrus libani" to build houses and fashion masts for their ships. From Lebanon's cedar forests, King Solomon got the timber to build his temple and palace in Jerusalem, while the Egyptian Pharaohs used the wood to carve their sarcophagi and sun-ships.

Also, Phoenicians and Greeks used its wood through the centuries in their homes, temples, sarcophagi, and galleys.

Other cedar forests are found also in Tannourine North Lebanon (largest with more than 15,000), Jaj and Barouk, Mount Lebanon and several other places with heights over 3000 ft (1000 meters) from sea level.

Hiking in the Cedars will be Medium/Medium for the hikers
and Hard/Medium for the beginners

In Bcharre we will be around 2000m above the sea. It will be up and down for +250m/-250m maximum and the time for hiking will be around 4 hours.

for more information you can call Theo at 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.