Hiking Trip to AMMIQ with DALE CORAZON - LEBANON EXPLORERS
HIKE LOCATION : Ammiq/West Bekaa
900 meters above sea level.
10 km from Chtoura.
WHEN : Sunday, April 29, 2018
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
FEES : 45,000 LL per person including transport, guides, insurance and entrance to the reserve. Special price 40,000 LL for young under 18 years old.
HAT TO TAKE : Take some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with lunch, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don't forget to get a jacket. Wear comfortable walking shoes, preferably hiking shoes (Professional brand is recommended). DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment from Sports 4 ever branches
There will be a breakfast stop along the way.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118 / 00961-70-997062 and by sending SMS, mentioned your name, surname and the event you wish to join us on.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
This hike in Ammiq is diversified. You get to walk along the edge of mountains where many trees species provide shade and shelter.
Ammiq is the biggest swamp in Lebanon (100 hectares) and the most important places for migrating birds. It has a watching tower to observe migrating birds. The local guardians will go with us to describe the reserve and its importance.
Our visit will begin from the guest house in Ammiq where a warm and friendly greeting from the reserve team, accompanied by presentation of the reserve.
HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4 (7 km approx.) will start from the swamp; we will take an uphill path for about 100 meters to reach the top of the mountain. You will get the feeling of being on top of the world! The path will continue straight to reach the hill overlooking Bekaa valley, then a pine forest, the old broken-down village of ancient Ammiq, old churches and a farm. The church is the most ancient part. Bring your cameras with you; you will definitely use it. We will cross by many water sources where the water drops create a unique sort of music. Lunch will be in the vicinity.
Level 6 will start from the swamp of Ammik, pass through three water sources, a 1300 year old tree called “shajaret el set”, nabeh saalouk, Ain Abed, Ain el tain, and finally meet with level 4 for lunch. Total distance is (around 14 km); we will only take short rests. We promise you spectacular views and great scenery.
Diversified..? Yes! You will enjoy it!
Note: All Ecotourism Rules should be followed including Safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance. And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers