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Hiking "Horsh Ehden"

3ishbeirut

Sunday, 5 November 2017
Horsh Ehden
The Event

"Horsh Ehden is a Nature Reserve located in North Lebanon, it contains a particularly diverse and beautiful remnant forest of the Cedar of Lebanon, making the reserve a very important part of the country’s cultural and natural heritage. Located on the northwestern slopes of Mount Lebanon and pampered by mist and relatively high precipitation, a multitude of rare and endemic plants that flourish in it. Stands of cedars are bordered by a mixed forest of juniper, fir, and the country's last protected community of wild apple trees. On a peaceful hike through the forest, the lucky visitor might spot an endangered Eastern imperial eagle or Bonelli's eagle, a Gray wolf, or a wildcat. The reserve's beautiful valleys and gorges, with their wild orchids, brightly colored salamanders, mushrooms, and other flora and fauna, are sure to soothe even the most harried visitor." -
www.horshehden.org

Price: 30,000 L.L. (reservation is obligatory, places are limited)
Hike Level: Advanced (6 to 7/10 )
Trail length: varies between 10 to 12 KM
Altitude: 1450m to 1850m above sea level

What to wear?
Make sure to wear above ankle hiking boots (Gortex), hiking pants, a light jacket, 2L of water, some energy bars, fruits and dry fruits and nuts are just great for the hike.
Basically keep it light!

Gathering point: Mathaf, National Museum Beirut.
Gathering Time: 7:15AM
Departure: 7:30 AM Sharp
Estimated return time: 6:00 PM

For more information, 71-780649 or 71-085448

PS: In case of severe bad weather, hike might be cancelled

 

 

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