Event: Al-Shouf District in Mount Lebanon Province.

Horsh Baakline to Gharifeh

Sunday 14th August, 2016

(Event costs 30,000 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 or Moulin D'or)
(our lunch will be in the nature, we will take a break for a quick lunch)

We will start our hike in Baakline, we pass through Horsh Baakline and end it in Gharifeh.

Gharifeh's elevation is 800 metres above sea level. The village is surrounded by high mountains and virgin forests that have been declared nature reserves.

The town is famous for its olive oil, which comes from olive trees dating from Roman times. There are lots of archaeological objects in Gharifeh, such as a bridge linking the Chouf to Iqlim el Kharroub, stone mills, and ancient Roman jars.

Therefore, our hike will have many amazing views and archeological places we pass through.

our hiking information:

- Distance: 12 km
- Hiking level Medium/Medium
- Cumulative ascent: +50m
- Cumulative descent: -200m
- Altitude: max 850m min 650m
- time for hiking between 4:30 till 5:00 hours slow steps
- 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
- ID Card or Passport
- Self Insurance Card
- 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 5:00pm 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.