The Shuane Lake is located on the river bank of the Ibrahim River, at the north side of Jabal Moussa Reserve. This reserve extends over a large area and offers exquisite views as well as the special flora and fauna that cover about 6,500 hectares. This lake is, by far, one of the most beautiful places in Lebanon.
As always there will be 2 levels; A hard and easy level:
Level 6 (Hard): we will start by going up a steep hill to “Ibri “village then they will proceed downwards from the other side to the Shuane Lake. The trail is composed of 10 km of steep uphill and downhill.
Level 3 (Easy): we will head out directly to the Lake where they can do a little bit of swimming and take plenty of photos. The trail will be of 4 km, quite steep but not as long as the hard level’s trail.
Both levels will meet afterwards for lunch by the lake then proceed back to the bus.
On our way back, we will see the Phoenician and Roman ruins in Ghineh including the remains of a tomb, a Roman temple and cellars as well as Adonis and Astarte Rock. One may see a massive boulder on which there is a carved bas-relief which made Renan think of the legend of Adonis who was attacked by a great wild boar. These sites are a must see as they are closely related to the history of Ibrahim River. The latter includes many more Phoenician and Roman ruins.
WHERE: Mount Lebanon, Keserwan district.650 m above sea level.
65 km from Beirut
WHEN: Saturday Nov 26
MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden.
PRICE: 60.000 LBP per person including transport, guides, reserve 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, a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Don’t forget to get your jacket. VT members get a 25% discount on sports equipment and apparel found in all branches of Maison du Ski.
RESERVATION: For reservation, call 79-115001 or 03-917190 every day between 9AM and 5 PM. It is preferable to send an SMS from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to attend.
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.
1- Levels 1, 2 and 3 are easy.
2- Levels 4 and 5 are moderate.
3- Levels 6, 7 and 8 are hard.
4- Difficulty is not about how many kilometers we are hiking. It is more about the trail itself and how steep it is and how many uphill and downhill it is included.