Event: Baabda District in Lebanese Mountain Province.

Ortada to Hleliye in Ras El-Maten

Sunday 17th April, 2016

(Event costs 40,000 LL)
(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

(our breakfast will be announced later)
(our lunch will be under the trees we take a 20mins break)

Ras el-Matn is a town in Lebanon located on the western steep slopes of Mount Lebanon, in the upper Matn section at varying elevation between 750m to 1000m above sea level.

It's known for its panoramic views and pine trees and its natural location giving a spectacular view to the western sections of el-Matn and the Mediterranean sea.

We start our hike in a village called Ortada, we pass through river of El-Delb, we also pass through a very old Romanian castle before we finish our event in Hlaliyye.

We are expected to start hiking at 10:30 - 10:45am and finish around 4:30 - 5:00pm

our hiking information:

- Distance: 17-18 km
- Hiking level Medium/Hard
- Cumulative ascent: +100m
- Cumulative descent: -100m
- Altitude: max 750m min 650m
- time for hiking between 4:30 till 5:00 hours
- we will have approximately 7 short breaks around 3 mins each before we reach the end; we also have 20mins lunch break in a beautiful views place.

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.

This hike is considered Medium for professional hikers and Hard for beginner but it can be finished without any problem. All ages are accepted to join us.

(we should return back to Dora at 7:00pm 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.