14 Feb 2024

Snowshoeing - Ehden Snowshoeing - Ehden District


  • Ehden Forest (Horsh Ehden) is one of the most diverse ecosystems in Lebanon. Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve was designated as a natural reserve on March 12th, 1992.

    The reserve covers 350 hectares on the northwestern slopes of the Mount Lebanon chain, with elevations ranging from 1300 to 1950 meters.

    Ehden Forest is home to more than 35 different species of trees, creating a mosaic of cedar, juniper, fir, pine, and oak communities.

    Strapping on our snowshoes, we will explore the beauty of this extensive reserve. As usual, there will be two levels of difficulty.

    The easy level will avoid steep ascents, allowing ample time for photos and rest stops.
    The harder level is designed for adventure enthusiasts seeking a challenging workout, with less emphasis on breaks and photo sessions.

    WHERE: Ehden
    North of Lebanon
    1450 m above sea level
    100 km from Beirut

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 14

    MEETING PLACE: 7:30 AM in the parking of Sagesse School in Jdeideh, facing the public garden. (See map on: https://www.vamos-todos.com/Pages/ParkingMap.aspx) There will be a breakfast stop along the way.

    PRICE: 45$ per person including transport, snowshoes, guides, reserve entrance and insurance.
    Kindly get the exact change.
    You can register now at all branches of Antoine Library or on the following link:
    https://www.antoineticketing.com/?event_group_id=26

    WHAT TO GET: Snowsuit (or any waterproof clothing), waterproof boots (preferably after-ski boots), or get thick nylon bags to cover your walking shoes, wool socks (and an extra pair for changing, hat and gloves, lunch, light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, water, sunglasses and sunscreen.

    SPECIAL RATES:
    - Children with the age of 10 and younger will have a discount of 5$.
    - Children/ Teenagers between the age of 11 and 18 will have a discount of 4$.
    - University students will have a discount of 3$ provided that they present their university card.
    - Groups with 5 to 9 persons, with different criteria than the above, will get a 2$ discount.
    - Groups with 10 or more persons, with different criteria than the above, will get a 3$ discount.

    PAYMENT TERMS:
    - Cancellation with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged half-price.
    - Reservations with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged an extra 2$.
    (e.g. Cancelling or booking for a Sunday’s event on Saturday will be subject to the above terms).

    ESSENTIAL ECOTOURISTIC RULES & REGULATIONS
    - Smoking is strictly prohibited during the event
    - Always follow the guide on the designated trail
    - Do not go off road without notifying the guide
    - Do not get close to a cliff especially when the guide in charge tells you not to do so
    - Although accidents are covered by the insurance but they remain under the responsibility of the member
    - 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.

    RESERVATION: Every day from 8am till 5pm on 03-917190 or 79-115001. It is preferable to send an SMS or WhatsApp from your mobile, giving your name, surname, and the event you wish to join.

    COLLABORATION:
    - “Sports Experts” is the exclusive sports gear and outfit sponsor of Vamos Todos. Members will get a special discount at all “Sports Experts” branches in Lebanon.
    - “LIA insurance” is the exclusive insurance company sponsor of Vamos Todos.

    Regards,
    Vamos Todos
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