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Trip 462: Hiking from Dhoor Shweir to Khenchara to Hemlaya


A lovely trail will take us with the Footprints Nature Club this Sunday 20 January 2019 to the Metn Region to have a:
 
Hiking from Dhoor Shweir to Khenchara then to Hemlaya
 
The trail will have lots of snow spots after this storm, so get ready for this... We will start from the village of Dhour Shweir and hike all the way to Khenchara Village to end in the Monastery and visit the Middle East's first Arabic Printing Press Museum inside the Monastery to end the first level. We will continue the second level of our hike to the village of Hemlaya if the overall conditions allow us to do it.
 
We will have two levels for this hike:
  1. Easy to Medium Level that ends in Khenchara (6 to 7/10, around 8 KMs, with around 4 hours).
  2. Medium Level that will continue to Hemlaya: (7/10, around 13 KMs, with around 5 hours).
 
Note that we usually don't cancel our trips if it is raining. We take our raining gear and enjoy walking under the rain.
 

Don't forget to download our mobile app by clicking here for Google Play or App Store, or simply search for: "Footprints Nature Club"...

 
رحلتنا لهذا الأحد 20 كانون الثاني 2019 ستكون على درب جديد في منطقة المتن لنستمتع برحلة:
 
مشي في الطبيعة من ضهور الشوير الى الخنشارة ثم حملايا
 
الرحلة ستبدأ من بلدة ضهور الشوير الرائعة لنتوجه الى بلدة الخنشارة التاريخية حيث سنزور المطبعة التاريخية الأولى في الشرق الأوسط داخل الدير حيث سينتهي المستوى الأول. نكمل بعد ذلك بإتجاه بلدة حملايا لننهي المستوى الثاني. سيكون هناك ثلج في مناطق عدة على الدرب... 
 
الرحلة ستنقسم الى مستويين:
  1. مستوى سهل إلى متوسط: الدرب ينتهي في بلدة الخنشارة بمسافة 8 كلم ووقت حوالي 4 ساعات.
  2. مستوى متوسط: ينتهي في بلدة حملايا بمسافة 13 كلم ووقت حوالي 5 ساعات.

ملاحظة: في حال كان الطقس ماطراً، فإننا لا نلغي الرحلة بل نتجهز بما يلزم لنستمتع بالمشي تحت المطر.

 

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Must Have

The normal hiking gear that you can find on our website in the page "How to Prepare?".

Your personal insurance.

Cost Fees

Trip cost 35,000 L.L., includes:

  • Transportation from and back to Beirut
  • Cost of the guides
  • Cost of the local guide

Gathering Place & Time

Our gathering will be at the traffic lights on the crossroad of the General Security building الأمن العام and El-Mathaf المتحف region in Beirut. You can park in the parking nearby starting 7:00 AM...

We will start on Sunday 20 Jan, 2019 at 07:00 AM.
The bus will move at 07:35 AM.
We will stop for breakfast on the way. We might be obliged to do some modifications to the plans as needed during the trips.
We will finish on Sunday 20 Jan, 2019 at 06:00 PM.

Hikers' Tips
  • 01

    Be Kind to Yourself

    KNOW YOUR ABILITIES; CHOOSE AN APPROPRIATE HIKE.

  • 02

    Be a Lightweight

    THE LESS YOU CARRY, THE MORE ENJOYABLE THE HIKE.

  • 03

    Avoid Huffing and Puffing

    IF YOU CAN TALK WHILE YOU ARE WALKING, YOU ARE WALKING THE PERFECT SPEED.

  • 04

    Take a Break

    TAKE A TEN MINUTE BREAK AT LEAST ONCE EVERY HOUR.

  • 05

    No Food, No Fuel, No Fun

    DRINK FREQUENTLY AND EAT OFTEN.