17 Jun 2024

Hiking - Chouwen Lake - Keserwan District

  • Chouwen Lake, nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of Lebanon, is one of the most captivating natural settings you'll encounter. Situated within the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve along the banks of the Ibrahim River, this reserve covers approximately 6,500 hectares and boasts breathtaking views, unique flora, and fauna.

    As we venture to the charming village of Chouwen, our hike will be of moderate difficulty.

    Level 4 (Moderate) – Participants will make their way directly to the lake via a trail that begins with a downhill stretch. Along the way, we'll pause at a wooden balcony nestled amidst the wilderness, offering a picturesque view of the river. Continuing our descent, we'll eventually arrive at the tranquil shores of the lake, where we'll have the opportunity to soak in the serene ambiance of the surroundings while awaiting the arrival of the more advanced group.

    Following our invigorating hike, we'll indulge in a delectable homemade lunch at a local guesthouse.

    On our return journey, we'll have the chance to admire the historic Mameluke bridge in its entirety.

    WHERE: Mount Lebanon, Keserwan district.
    650 m above sea level.
    65 km from Beirut

    WHEN: Monday, June 17

    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: 60$ per person including transport, guides, insurance, reserve entrance and lunch.
    35$ without lunch
    Kindly get the exact change.
    You can register now at all branches of Antoine Library or on the following link:

    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.

    - 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.

    - 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).

    - 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.

    - “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.

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