Event: Al-Batroun District in Northern Lebanon Province.

Tannourine, Balou Balaa to Laklouk

Sunday 08th May, 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 in Wooden Bakery Jbeil)
(our lunch will be in Balou Balaa as we take a 20mins break)

We will start hiking from Tannourine reserve area where breathtaking nature tends can be overlooked at first before we start going downward until we reach one of the most serene and scenic places in Lebanon. It is the "Balouh Balaa" (the Balaa Sinkholes) near Tannourine.

Its waterfall contains 3 bridges and the water falls 25 meters to the bottom then runs through underground rivers and caves. The length of this waterfall is approximately 100 meters.

Once we reach that place, we would have finished the 10km 2/3 of the whole hike plan. We will have a lunch break for 20 mins, the Pullman will be near us to take thos who cannot continue and the rest will continue 5km until we reach Laklouk area and finish our hike.

We are expected to start hiking at 10:45am and finish around 2:30pm

our hiking information:

- Distance: 14 - 15 km
- Hiking level Medium/Hard
- Cumulative ascent: +250m
- Cumulative descent: -300m
- Altitude: max 1700m min 1400m
- time for hiking between 4:30 till 5:30 hours
- we will have approximately 10 - 13 short breaks around 3 mins each before we reach the end.

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.
- Dried fruits or chocolate power bars for hiking or sandwiches from home.

This hike is considered Medium for professional hikers and Hard for beginners. Ages 16 and up are expected and once we reach Balou Balaa we will have a lunch break before we continue to the end. Whoever got tired and cannot continue can go in the Pullman and wait for the whole Team to arrive a coffee shop in Laklouk..

(we should return back to Dora at 6:30pm max if nothing un-expected 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.