Mount Hermon (Jabal El Sheikh) With Lebanese Outdoor Adventures
Dear Lebanese Outdoor Adventurers (LOA)
Join us this Sunday for a challenging hike in Mount Hermon.
HIKE DESCRIPTION: Jabal El Sheikh meaning “breastplate” is the name that the Phoenicians gave to Mount Hermon, and it's also called the “gray-haired mountain”, or the “mountain of snow”. Mount Hermon is a cluster of mountains with three distinct summits, the same height each.
It is the highest peak of the Anti-Lebanon range, the second highest peak in the Near East and in Lebanon located at an altitude of 2814 m above sea level. It deserves the effort we do to reach the top because it offers a breathtaking panoramic view and wide landscapes. It is a must-do, provided you are fit enough, given the trail length and elevation gain. We will start our hike from Rashaya and the route follows an exposed dirt road above the tree-line, where there will be little shade from the sun. We will return the same way and end our expedition back at Rashaya El Wadi.
Standing on the foothills of Mount Hermon, Rachaya el Wadi is distinguished for its old red-tile-roofed stone houses that have survived the most difficult and relevant phases of the Lebanese history. This expedition will include multiple short breaks to enjoy nature and the scenery.
P.S. Lebanese hikers must register 3 days in advance. Names must be submitted to the army for approval. (Full name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth). Non Lebanese 4 days in advance.
A pick- up (truck) will follow us all the way throughout the expedition for those who need support. Last
• Level: Advanced/Challenging
• Hiking duration: 8 Hours
• Distance: 20 km
• Altitude range: 1250-2250m
• Slope Variation: 1000m
• Meeting: Sunday 16th of September 2018 at 6:30 am, Jal-el-Dib, behind DHL, at the parking lot. (We can pick up the hikers who live on our way starting from Byblos,Jbeil)
• Departure: Sunday 16th of September 2018, 7:00 pm (SHARP).
• Breakfast stop on our way (15 minutes).
• Estimated time of arrival back in Beirut: Sunday 16th of September 2018, 9:00 pm
[!] NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS LIMITED [!]
[!] WE WON’T WAIT FOR LATECOMERS [!]
To be prepared for this hike, you will need:
• Hiking shoes
• Healthy snacks (sandwiches, energy bars, dried fruits, nuts…).
• Water (3 liters)
• Lightweight windproof jacket
• Hiking sticks
• ID & personal insurance cards.
• Don’t forget your positive vibes and smile
PARTICIPATION contribution: 50 000 L.L per person to include: guide, transportation, reserve entrance fees, but does not cover medical insurance. Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process.
For RESERVATION: Call, send SMS or Whatsapp specifying the number of participants and their full names to Elie Moughanni:03/539882 or Maryah Polad Oghli: 03/685718.
P.S. Lebanese hikers must register 3 days in advance. Names must be submitted to the army for approval. (Full name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth). Non Lebanese 4 days in advance
All Lebanese Outdoor Adventures (LOA) members with memberships will benefit from a SPECIAL DISCOUNT at PRO SHOP on Salewa & Dynafit brand items (professional hiking and camping equipment).
During our trips smoking is not allowed, thank you for your understanding.
P.S. By attending the event you agree that Lebanese Outdoor Adventures is not responsible for any incident that takes place during the event.
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