Event: Al-Chouf District in Mount Lebanon Province.

Hike to Amatour & Swim in Bissri

Sunday 17th July, 2016

(Event costs 40,000)
(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 in Moulin D'or or Wooden Bakery)
(lunch will be in the nature after we take a break for 20 mins)

Bessri is a village that gives her name to the plain " Marj Besri " in Syriac language mean the" plain of God of wheat. " and will pay a visit to the lady of Bisri church build in 1252 A.D., and it was renovated at the era of patriarch Awad in 1756 A.D.

Our hike will start at Mazraat El-Chouf until we reach Bessri. We reach an amazing part of the river where we can take a 2 hours break for lunch, swimming and having fun in the nature.

After 2 hours we will prepare ourselves to resume our hike to reach Amatour in an uphill hike which makes us rinalize the hike by reaching the Pullman.

our hiking information:

- Distance: 8 km
- No places to pass by the Pullman during our hike
- Hiking level Medium/Easy
- Cumulative ascent: +150m
- Cumulative descent: -100m
- Altitude: max 950m min 750m
- Time for hiking between 1:30 till 2:00 hours
- Time for a long break (swimming, having lunch, taking pictures and resting) is 2 hours.
- we will have approximately 5 short breaks around 3 mins each before we reach the end.

best stuff to bring with you for hiking are the following:

- Backpack
- Swimsuit if you want to swim
- 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.

(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.