Event: Al-Shouf District in Mount Lebanon Province.

From Maaser to Barouk in Al-Chouf

Sunday 31st May, 2015

(Event costs 40,000 LL)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, Professional Guide, Professional First-Aid, Reserve Payment and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call Theo 03.582084 or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(we will have breakfast in Wooden Bakery)

(we will have lunch for 20 mins during hiking under the trees)

We will start hiking in Maaser Al-Chouf where in wikipedia this village is situated on the edge of the Al Shouf Cedar Reserve and is about 7km from one of the oldest groves of cedar trees in Lebanon. Maasser is a rural traditional village with a town square, an old mill, an old oak and pine forest and two natural water sources. Recent archaeological studies revealed that Maasser has been inhabited since the 4th century BC, at the Hellenistic , Roman and Byzantin eras. The El Hosn ruins dates back to the Roman era as evidenced by tombs cut in the rock.

Before we pass through Al Barouk, which is a village in the Chouf District of Lebanon (1000-1250). Historically, the village is known for being the "land of good", because of its fountain (Nabeh-el-Barouk). The poet Rachid Nakhleh, the writer of the national hymn (kulluna lel watan), was born in Barouk. The village is also famous for its apples and other fruits, and for its many forests such as pine trees and oak trees which are well known in Lebanon.

The hike will be purely in the green reserve, we will not pass in the villages or anything.

- Hiking starts in Maaser Al-Chouf
- We pass through forest of Barouk
- We then pass through forest of Maaser
- after our almost 8km hike made in 3:30hrs we finish the circle back again to Maaser Al-Chouf.

The hike will be amazing in Al-Chouf passing through part of 2 main reserves.

For more information, contact Theo at: 03.582084

(we shall be back at 6:00 pm if nothing unexpected happened)

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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.