Barouk Cedars to Ammiq Wetland with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
Al- Shouf Nature Reserve (the largest one in Lebanon, it constitutes 5.3% of Lebanese territory).
The reserve is the southern limit Cedrus Libani, it is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and Eco-tourism area (a Biosphere Reserve). Part of the reserve is the Aammiq wetland.
Ammiq is the biggest swamp in Lebanon (100 hectares) and one of the most important places for migrating birds. It has a watching tower to observe them.
HIKE LOCATION : Barouk /Al-Shouf - Ammiq/West Bekaa
============= 1800 to 900 meters above sea level.
64 km from Beirut. - 10 km from Chtoura.
WHEN : Sunday, October 03, 2021
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Maroun Church Parking, Dora @ 7:30 AM
Driving directions to Mar Maroun https://dalecorazon.com/contact/
130,000 LBP/person including transport (Open windows), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 15%. (115,000 LBP/person)
Groups of 5 and plus get a discount of 10%/person (120,000 LBP/person
There is a 20,000 LBP extra entrance fee to Barouk Cedar Forest and Aammiq Wetland for locals.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
Our visit will begin from Barouk cedar forest; the birthplace of the Lebanese poet, Rachid Nakhleh (composer of Lebanon’s National Anthem). On the spot, the reserve team will be there to accommodate us and give a quick presentation.
Once in Ammiq, the hike is diversified. You get to walk along the edge of mountains where the scenery is great, beyond description.
HIKING LEVEL: 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4 (10 km approx.) will take the bus to the entrance of Arz Barouq and start the hike between the cedars for approximately 3,30 hours to reach the old broken-down village of ancient Ammiq. Your trail is wonderful downhill and overlooks Bekaa valley. Our lunch will be in a beautiful place on the trail where the views are remarkable. You just have to be there to believe!
Then will make a quick visit by bus to the swamp of Aammiq.
Level 5 after reaching the village of ancient Aammiq, we will continue the trail to reach the swamp of Aammiq, pass through water sources, pine forest and finally meet level 4 hikers at Aammiq wetland. The total distance is around 15 km; will take short rest. We promise you spectacular views and great scenery.
Diversified? Yes! You will enjoy it!
Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions:
Distancing from each other is a must.
Cover your nose and mouth with your face masks. To keep it on, while we are on the bus.
Clean your hands often by using hand gel or other.
WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost your energy include dried fruits, lunch, water, MEDICAL FACE MASKS, HAND GEL, cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes (A professional brand is recommended) and don't forget to get a light jacket. DC members get a 20% discount on sports equipment in 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 send an SMS or WhatsApp to mention your name, surname, and the event you wish to join us in.
Thank you for not smoking during the trip and following all the ecotourism rules included safety regulations (hikers are advised to join our events to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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For more information, kindly visit our website: http://www.dalecorazon.com/
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