New Trail at Wadi Annoubine from Bcharre with Dale Corazon – Lebanon Explorers
The New trail from Bcharre at Annoubine Valley with Dale Corazon - Lebanon Explorers
The view you get to see from the top of the valley at Bcharre village is beyond imagination. Once there, you get the feeling of peace and tranquility. The spiritual atmosphere reigns over the entire valley.
HIKE LOCATION : Qadicha Valley – Wadi Annoubine/ Becharre and Zgharta Districts
In the north, 1200 meters above sea level, 25 km from Chekka.
WHEN : Saturday, June 12, 2021
ENCOUNTER PLACE : Mar Abda Church parking facing the New bridge, Jal El
=============== Dib, @ 7:30AM.
50,000 LL/person including transport (comfortable air-conditioned Pullman), professional guides, 5 minutes warming up, stretching, and pictures.
Children 18 years old and younger will have a discount of 20%. (40,000 LL per person)
Optional transportation by your own vehicles 35,000 LL/person
In The Kadisha Valley (also known as Qadisha Valley, Ouadi Qadisha, or وادي قاديشا in Arabic) lies within the Becharre and Zgharta Districts of the North Governorate of Lebanon. The valley is a deep gorge carved by the Kadisha River, also known as the Nahr Abu Ali when it reaches Tripoli. Kadisha means "Holy" in Aramaic, and the valley, sometimes called the Holy Valley, has sheltered Christian monastic communities for many centuries. The Valley which harbors the most ancient Christian monasteries in the world is on the verge of being radiated from the World Heritage list because of serious plagues that are destroying it.
Annoubine’s history dates back to the 7th century. It has monasteries and sanctuaries spread all over the gorge, in the form of caves or churches.
Since the early centuries of Christianity, the Holy Valley has served as a refuge for those in search of solitude. Historians believe that the Kadisha Valley has had monastic communities continuously since the earliest years of Christianity. It was also at times a destination for Muslim mystics, or Sufis, who also visited it for meditation and solitude.
DESCRIPTION OF THE EVENT:
HIKING LEVEL. 1 to 3 for easy, 4 to 6 for intermediate, 7 to 9 for strenuous
Level 4, (9 km, approx. 3:00Hr) will start from Bcharre village, visit the archeological St. George temple 1260 A.D. and St. James the mutilated. It is a wonderful place to visit and you will have enough time to contemplate the scenery and take pictures. The track cuts through a bushy forest, all downhill until you reach the old caves churches (Mar Licha Monastery and Mar Mikhael), where you cross Qadicha River. You will continue downhill from there to reach the most beautiful waterfalls in Lebanon exist. Then the trail becomes minor ascents and descends all the way to power station parking, where the hike ends.
The lunch will be by the river. It is a lovely place, a breathtaking setting. After lunch, you will continue to the parking.
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.
Description of the destination
Deir Saidet Annoubine:
This is one of the oldest Monasteries in Lebanon. The monastery was built in a rocky pit, most probably by Byzantine emperor Theodos the Great in 379 – 395. Deir Annoubine monastery was to become the seat of the Maronite Patriarch in the 15th century and to remain so for 500 years. The monastery was rehabilitated in 1990 and is now used by the Antonine Sisters who welcome pilgrims to spend the night.
The chapel of St. Marina now holds the tombs of eighteen patriarchs. The chapel of St. Marina stands in the memory of a girl named Marina who entered Annoubine monastery disguised as a monk. (The whole story will be told during the hike).
Deir Mar Licha:
Deir Mar Licha is the birthplace of the Bergen Maria Orders of Monks. It has a church in the cliff, four small chapels built inside a natural cave, and monk cells (place of Antonios Tarabay monk).
WHAT TO TAKE:
Healthy snacks that will boost up your energy such as 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 mentioning 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 trips to their own responsibility). And occasionally, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the event may occur.
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