Event: Al-Shouf District in Mount Lebanon Province.

Ain Zhalta -- Ma7miyet Arz el Shouf

Sunday 03rd November, 2013

(Event costs 35,000 LL equal to 23.5 USD)
For more info about the price, call
Theodore 03582084
Moussa Ghazaly 70-981928

(breakfast before we reach the hiking start in 15 mins, it will be having SAAJ at Estira7et el Arz or whatever something else you have with you)

Ain Zhalta is a village in the Chouf District of Mount Lebanon Governorate in southwestern Lebanon. This trail gives you an excellent opportunity to see extensive cedar forests that form part of the Chouf protected areas in Lebanon.

The trail we will use climbs quite steeply through the cedar forests affording views of both the Bekaa valley to the east and the Qaraoun Lake and the Mediterranean to the west. From there we follow a downhill steps through agriculture land to reach Bmohrey. The main highlights are the cedar forests, the panoramic views all the way.

Our hike will be around 12-kilometers including 6-kilometers somehow easy upwards. We start walking at 1400m till we reach the 2000m.

(Lunch will be in "Garbatella Restaurant" for 2 - 2:30 hours)

Possible stuff to take with you:
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- Hiking shoes
- Sunglasses
- Backpack
- Water
- Camera
- Tissues

(Event must end at 6:00 in case nothing else unexpected 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.