Event: Keserwan District in Mount Lebanon Province.
Hiking in Jabal-Moussa
(Event costs 40,000 LL)
(this includes: Entry Fee, Pullman transportation, Professional Guide, Professional Personal trainer and Professional Photographer)
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Duration: 4h30 (including stops)
Starting point: Mchati entrance- Roman stairs (Road Map attached)
End point: Mchati entrance- St Elias church
We start our hike from Mchati main entrance, Roman stairs side (1050m). The group will be walking up the Roman stairs till reaching the Qehmez entrance (Baydar esh-Shok).
(These stairs are part of the network of roads built by the Roman Empire and that crossed the mountains from the coast to the hinterland).
When you reach the Qehmez entrance (known as Baydar el Showk), your moderate hike will start and you will be walking the El Byut Stroll trail (Trails Map attached).
This trail passes by Bir el Masbek, an old well found in the mountain, the three isolated old houses known as El Byut and an old cistern of water used by the people who lived there.
After visiting these old houses, you can walk up to the Cross of Yahchouch from where you can admire the historical Adonis Valley.
When done, you will start your way down the Hadrian's incline trail, stopping to see the inscription of Hadrian, a Roman emperor from 117 A.C known to have been one of the first to engage in Forest management.
The hike will bring you back to Mchati village (next to St Elias church), and where the bus shall be waiting for you.
When in Mchati, our guard/guide can accompany the group to explore APJM's local tree nursery and Jabal Moussa Food and Handicraft products displayed in APJM's local guesthouse and that's where we will also have a traditional homemade lunch.
(breakfast will be in Wooden Bakery on our way to Jabal Moussa)
(lunch in the nature, so please buy everything you want to eat before you arrive to Jabal Moussa)
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.
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.