21 Apr 2024

Hiking Trip - Mazraet El Teffeh - Zgharta District

  • We are planning to visit Mazraet el Teffeh this time.

    Mazraet el Teffeh is an incredible village in the Zgharta district, renowned for its rare forests. It derived its name from the apple trees that once flourished abundantly within it. While the apple trees have dwindled over time, the population of pine and oak trees has increased, expanding the lush green forest to become one of the finest in the world.

    Hiking in Mazraet El Teffeh feels like traversing through a tunnel of greenery, with trees and bushes densely packed together. The area is abundant in water sources and ancient stone pathways, offering remarkable views at every turn. The sight of vast green mountains with a majestic waterfall nestled between them is truly awe-inspiring, particularly during the vigorous flow of spring.

    The hike will commence from the village of Sebaal and will be divided into three levels. Along the way, you'll encounter the historic Mar Doumit church, dating back over a thousand years, where Youssef Beik Karam achieved victory over the Turks.

    For LEVEL 6, the trail will present several challenging crossings, including a narrow bridge with open sides, before leading to a scenic water spring with a reservoir nestled in the rocks. The journey culminates at the magnificent waterfalls, where the group will reconvene for lunch before concluding the hike in Mazraet el Teffeh village.

    LEVEL 5 and LEVEL 4 will follow a less strenuous path after Nabeh Ozit. LEVEL 4 will take a shortcut and catch the bus to meet the others at the waterfalls, while LEVEL 5 will ascend along the water pipe to Nabeh El Keif's grand waterfalls, offering breathtaking views. All levels will then proceed to the village of Mazraet el Teffeh, where a delightful homemade lunch awaits at a charming guesthouse surrounded by nature and farms, accompanied by a taste of Arak from karke.

    On our return journey, we will make a stop to visit Bnachaeh lake.

    WHERE: Mazraet El Teffeh
    In the District of Zgharta
    950 m above sea level
    75 km from Beirut

    WHEN: Sunday, April 21

    MEETING PLACE: 8:30 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: 50$ per person including transport, guides, insurance and lunch.
    30$ without lunch
    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: Light snacks that will boost up your energy such as dried fruits, water, cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Wear comfortable shoes such as hiking shoes and always keep a windproof jacket in your backpack.

    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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