Temps  5 hores 20 minuts

Coordenades 1248

Data de pujada 8 / de maig / 2019

Data de realització de maig 2019

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803 m
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14,33 km

Vista 720 vegades, descarregada 25 vegades

a prop de El Moukhtâra, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

The spring weather makes it perfect to hike this trail. The weather was foggy and light drizzle early in the morning but later turned into blue clear skies interspersed by white clouds. The river and water falls were at their optimal flow due to the extra rain/snow fall this year.
The hike started from the Virgin Mary church in Mokhtara and went down along the Barouk river all the way to Haret Jandal and back. The trail has breathtaking scenery as well as an assembly of water mills, Roman, and Ottoman bridges. at the end of the trail, we passed by the Bride's pond (birkit al arous in Arabic). All in all the scenery was exceptional.
The trail is a long and challenging trail; especially at this time because of the grown weeds along the trail. The great thing is we enciuntered the municipality workers who were clearing the trail from weeds and preparing it for the hiking season.
Do recommend the trail for those who are fit.
I rated this trail as difficult because of the overgrown bushes along the path which were impeding our movement.
Ottoman bridges are usually less fancy than Roman bridges and made with smaller stones. The top of the bridge is not as smooth also.
This cave has a metal door; I couldn't think of any use for it except, maybe, a shelter.
Lebanon used to have many water mills built close to rivers to grind all kinds of grains. This one is among few that is still in good shape and will be renovated by the Mokhtara municipality.
Looking East, you can view it. It is a high cliff that could be reached via the Roman stairs (another hike)
You go through the metal gate to continue with the hike.
You need to cross a wooden hanging bridge to continue the trail.
The trail passes behind the waterfall.
A beautiful set of waterfalls and ponds. A great landmark to end the hike with.

6 comentaris

  • Foto de marc.daccache

    marc.daccache 19/05/2019

    He fet aquesta ruta  verificat  veure detalls

    nice trail, the path was easy to follow on the app, though we did face some obstacles on the trail

  • Foto de zahi.ramadan

    zahi.ramadan 19/05/2019

    what obstacles and where on the trail?

  • Foto de marc.daccache

    marc.daccache 19/05/2019

    it seems the winter was harsh and the trail was blocked by some fallen rocks which we climbed over, and as u mentioned in your description, there were some bushes we had to go through.

  • Foto de lynnozka

    lynnozka 07/06/2019

    Hello! How did you get there from Beirut using bus transportation system?

  • Foto de zahi.ramadan

    zahi.ramadan 07/06/2019

    I used my car. There is no public transportation that I know of to take you there.

  • Foto de lynnozka

    lynnozka 08/06/2019

    Okay thank you

Si vols, pots o aquesta ruta.