Event: Al-Shouf District in Mount Lebanon Province.

Ain Zhalta to Maaser El-Chouf

Sunday 04th September, 2016

(Event costs 45,000 LL)
(this includes: Pullman transportation, Professional Guide, First-Aid Kit and Professional Photographer)
For more info, call Theo 03.582084
Or email: info@we-are-hikers.com

(our breakfast will be at Wooden Bakery)

(our lunch will be in the nature, we will take a break for a quick lunch)

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.

While Baakline in one of the amazing places in Lebanon amd another large town in the Chouf, used to be the capital of old Mountain of Lebanon, back when Amir Fakher El-Deen was born.

This time our hike will be starting in Ain Zhalta reserve and we finish it in Baakline Reserve passing 2 reserves at the same time.

our hiking information:

- Distance: 16 km
- Hiking level Medium/Medium
- Cumulative ascent: +500m
- Cumulative descent: -50m
- Altitude: max 1300m min 1800m
- time for hiking between 4:30 till 5:00 hours
- we will have approximately 10 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 will start with a 500m uphill then the whole hike will be easy-simple up and down hills.

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

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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.