Moving time  3 óra 40 perc

Idõ  6 óra 19 perc

Koordináták 2013

Uploaded 2020. december 27.

Recorded december 2020

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1 850 m
1 271 m
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2,8
5,6
11,3 km

Megtekintve 281 alkalommal, letöltve 7 alkalommal

közel Jbâa ech Choûf, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, accounting for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in July 2005. This reserve covers approximately 5% of the total area of Lebanon. Some trees are estimated to be 2,000 years old. In addition to the main 3 entrances (Ain Zhalta, Barouk and Maasser), there are other less-known entrances (Mresti, Jbaa and Niha).
Our hike started from the relatively new Jbaa entrance (2019). Starting with fresh water from "Ain el Chaachouaa" near the entrance. Soon after the start, we reached a dirt car road that goes up slowly but steadily. Prepare for around 500 m of continuous ascent. After 1.5 km, we left the dirt road and took a beautiful footpath offering amazing views of Niha. When you reach again a dirt road, know that most of the ascent is done and you will soon deserve the most amazing views of Qaraoun lake and Mount Hermon. After crossing a plateau, go right and you will find a viewpoint where you can enjoy the view of majestic Mount Hermon. Follow the valley down then go north at some point. Prepare for another off-trail 300 m ascent before reaching the highest point in Jbaa highlands where you will find an army geodesic point (8FCH, around 1850 m). From this point continue north to reach the dirt road leading you to another amazing viewpoint. After a lunch break in the area, we went back down to our starting point following a beautiful forest trail. If you are on time, a beautiful sunset will be your perfect reward. Keep hiking, keep it clean and stay safe :)
Waypoint

Jbaa entrance

Waypoint

Follow the trail

Waypoint

Easy ascent

Panoráma

Chouf

Intersection

Leave the trail

Go straight
Panoráma

Niha

Waypoint

Beautiful trail

Waypoint

Crossing 4×4 trail

Waypoint

Start of descent

Waypoint

Best for camping

Panoráma

Mount Hermon and Qaraoun lake

Waypoint

Going down

Off-trail
Panoráma

Amazing view

Waypoint

Beautiful rock formations

Waypoint

Watch your steps

Panoráma

Mount Hermon

Another angle
Panoráma

Amazing view

Natural small lake

Csúcs

Geodesic point 8FCH

Intersection

On 4x4 trail again

Panoráma

Viewpoint

Waypoint

Man-made couloir to the viewpoint

Waypoint

Nice footpath

Waypoint

On trail

Panoráma

Chouf villages

Waypoint

Nice footpath

Fa

Go under the tree

Waypoint

Forest trail

Zigzaging
Waypoint

Go under the rock

Waypoint

Rocky stairs

Waypoint

4x4 trail

Intersection

Go down right

Kút

Ain el Cha2chou2a

11 hozzászólás

  • Fénykép John Saad aka Hikerwanabe!

    John Saad aka Hikerwanabe! 2020.12.28.

    Amazing Coverage as always! Pleasure doing this hike with you ..
    Cheers,

  • Fénykép Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi 2020.12.28.

    Thank you John! Looking forward for more hikes together 😎

  • Fénykép rana lonnen

    rana lonnen 2020.12.29.

    Hey Rami - sounds like an awesome trail. Hope you can take us there on our next trip to Lebanon!

  • Fénykép Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi 2020.12.29.

    @ rana: lot of trails are waiting for you :)

  • Fénykép mitri.nada

    mitri.nada 2020.12.31.

    Thank you for all the info will try it on the beginning of 2021 happy new year 🎈

  • Fénykép Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi 2020.12.31.

    @mitri.nada You will like this trail. Happy new year 🥳

  • Fénykép Wadih Homsi

    Wadih Homsi 2020.12.31.

    Easy to follow and great as usual!!

  • Fénykép Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi 2020.12.31.

    @wadih I'm glad you liked it! Happy new year

  • Fénykép Wadih Homsi

    Wadih Homsi 2020.12.31.

    Thanks Rami. Happy to year to you too.

  • Fénykép manwel_batlouni

    manwel_batlouni 2021.01.05.

    You're welcome dear rami hope to see you again 🙏 manwel batlouni (coordinator entrance of jbaa) best regards

  • Fénykép Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi 2021.01.05.

    Thank you Manwel! Ya3tik l 3afyeh! Will come again soon hopefully 🙏

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