Arz to Bkaakafra & Tanourine Hike!

A start in Arz Bcharre for a tour contemplating a real Lebanese treasure.

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Arz Bcharre is one of the most beautiful places in Lebanon. It was nominated, along with the cave of Jeita, to become one of the Seven Wonders of the World.  This Sunday, we will start our hike in Arz Bcharre.  We will make a tour in the reserve, contemplating a real Lebanese treasure.

Then the group will be divided into level 6+ and level 3.

LEVEL 6+ (23 km) will walk to Arz Tannourine.  The path is not too steep.  It will end at the entrance of Arz Tannourine. You must be well prepared for long distances.  Lunch will be somewhere along the way.  It is an exceptional hike, worth all the effort needed. There will be stops for rest, so don’t worry.

LEVEL 3 will take the path leading to Bekaa Kafra, the home town of Mar Charbel. Unesco classified it as a typical traditional Lebanese village.  It is a must to see.  You will visit Mar Charbel’s house, the cave where he used to pray, and many landmarks of the village.  Lunch will be somewhere along the way from Arz Bcharre to Bekaa Kafra.

WHERE:   Arz Bcharre – Bekaa Kafra – Arz Tannourine
                   100 km from Beirut 
                   2000 m above sea level
MEETING PLACE:  in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
                                     
PRICE: 55,000 LL per person including transport, guides, and insurance. (Please get the exact change to facilitate and speed up the registration process).
               
WHAT TO GET:  Get some light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits. Pack your backpacks with, water, lunch cap, sunglasses and sunscreen.  Don’t forget a jacket because it gets cold in the shade. Wear hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski.

RESERVATION: For reservation call every day between 8AM and 5 PM It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join in.

NB: Sometimes, due to reasons beyond our control, slight modifications to the program may occur. Ecotourism rules must be followed, otherwise personal accidents will not be accounted for by the insurance. 

Regards, 
Vamos Todos

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