Event: Al-Maten District in Mount Lebanon Province.

Marj Baskinta to Wadi El-Karem

Sunday 29th May, 2016

(Event costs 65,000)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, Professional Guide, Professional First-Aid and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call: Theo 03.582084
or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(breakfast will be set later)
(lunch will be in the guesthouse of Mireille & Nader)

Baskinta is a Lebanese village situated at an altitude ranging from 1250 metres above sea level at its lowest point, to 1800 metres at Qanat Bakish.

Baskinta is renowned for its natural beauty and moderate climate. Baskinta is becoming a cycling spot for mountain biking amateurs with plenty of technical off road trails and a developed cycling community.

Ahead of Faraya, and at the foot of Mount Sannine lies Baskinta. This traditional summer resort boasts a magnificent view of surrounding mountains. From Beirut head north toward Antelias, about a 12 km drive before you turn east to drive uphill towards Bikfaya, passing through Bteghrine towards Baskinta.

our hiking information:

- Distance: 10 km
- Hiking level Medium/Easy
- Cumulative ascent: +100m
- Cumulative descent: -100m
- Altitude: max 1300m min 1200m
- time for hiking between 3:30 till 4:00 hours
- we will have approximately 7 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 Easy for professional hikers and Medium for beginners. All ages are accepted.

(we should return back to Dora at 5:30pm 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.