Annoubine Valley Special-1 (3 participants)
Type: Hiking Trip

Starts on: Monday March 1 2010

From: 07:00 AM-06:00 PM

Departure at 07:00 AM

Event Details

Trip Information

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Wadi Annoubine


 North Lebanon, Bcharre


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Wild Lebanon team


7:30 am  Metn: Dbayeh Parking Spineys

or any other suggested location

Road to take:

Dbayeh - jounieh- Jbeil - Chekka

Hiking Duration :

4 hours

Distance :

 14 km

Altitude :

 Max: 1150 m - Min:700 m

 Last Pictures:

 album-1 , album-2 ,

Level :

5/10 (moderate for experienced hikers)

    Lunch Box:

1.     Fatouch :Lebanese Herbs Salad

2.     Fatouch Dressing with Lemon oil and  onions pomegranate molasses   

3.     Moutabal  -Baba Ghanouj

4.     Siyadieh

5.     Siyadieh - Tahineh

6.     Mini Pastries with Halloumi from wooden

7.     Coneflowers

8.     Pita Bread –Markouk ,white Lebanese bread

9.     Maamoul B Tamer

10.   Orange

11.   Nuts and seeds combined in a trail mix with dried fruit jawz lawz zbib tamer...

12.   Veggies such as  carrots , and coneflower

13.   Water 0.5 litre

14.   Bag – spoon – knife –Falk – Trach Baq

   Price :


Return Time



We go down to the valley through Hawqa town .a little bit ,there is an ancient maronite monastery inside the rocks.a colombian priest lived there Pere Darios for a long time.we keep descending to Saydet Annoubine and Saydet Marina (ex- headquarter for the maronite patriarches). after we go up and dowm till Fridiss.


The holy valley of Annoubine

This is a valley quite unlike any other in Lebanon. It is inseparable from the story of a great Nation and of a community, which is unique, the Maronites. One of the jewels of nature in North Lebanon, the valley is hewn from the rock at the foot of the highest peak of the Lebanese mountain chain, Qornet es-Sawda, which rises to 3083 meters.

 The valley of Qadisha, which in Aramaic means the holy or sacred, divides into two branches, the valley of Qozhaya and the valley of Annoubine. Before becoming known near Tripoli to the west as Nahr Abou Ali, a stream grandly called Nahr Qadisha flows along the floor of the valley, which stretches along a rounded trench with 200-meter-high vertical cliffs on either side and then penetrates the mountain mass to a depth of 20 kilometers up the great moraine crowning the famous forest of the many-thousand-year-old Cedars of Lebanon.

The valley of Annoubine begins at an altitude of 900 meters and finally reaches 1,900 up on the slope of Qornet es-Sawda. It is indeed a holy valley, one where every rock, stone, pebble, trunk, tree and grain of earth bears the imprints of a great past civilization, that of the cenobia where cenobite monks lived in small communities, whereas the hermits lived alone.

120 Km from Beirut, classified as world heritage because of its convents and caves made by monks who used to live there in ancient times. 

Saint Marina, story is popular to the point of having become a legend. She remained all her life disguised as a monk and now one may behold the grotto and the oak tree of Saint Marina, the sanctuary being hewn in the rock and having very ancient and badly damaged religious paintings on the walls. There are also the grotto of al-Assi “the resister, the obstinate”, the grotto of Assia, the grotto of Saint Barbara, and others.

At St Antonius Kozhaya there is an interesting museum showing the tools once used in the villages and a printing press with Syriac and Arabic type dating from the 17th century. In fact the valley is renowned for its armed resistance down the centuries to the forays of conquering Arabs, Mamelukes and Turks.

Monastery ST Hawka This little monastery, consisting of a chapel and a few monks' cells, was constructed within a shallow cave. Chroniclers date it to around the end of the 13th century. They also associate the monastery with an attack by armed Mamlukes against the natural fortress of Aassi Hawqa, located in a cave above the monastery. In this fortress, accessible only by experienced rock climbers, there are some paintings and a long Christian inscription in Arabic dating to 1193. Deserted most of the year, the monastery itself becomes the site of pilgrimage during the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin and a high mass is celebrated at the site on the evening of August 14. How to get there: by car from Blawza to Hawqa then a 30 minute walk from Hawqa over a steep path. Or, by a path from the bottom of the valley.



Other Descriptions:


Please note that our journey conditions requires that you bring with you:

-  Clothing: Comfortable Shirt/Pants, Warm jacket, Hat/cap, HIKING BOOTS

-  Water : at least 2 liters/person

-   Food and Water:  junk food is not allowed just High-calorie quick-burn energy food , dried fruit, candy, fruitcake, small sandwiches, nuts, cookies

-   Other Gear: Backpack /Personal first aid kit/Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen.



 & Reservation

Contact Baldati on 04-922 999 or 03-666565


1.       Hikers will be given detailed information before departure.

2.       Each hike will be guided by 2 professional mountain guides (A guide and a closer).

3.       Guides will provide hikers with important cultural, historical and geographical information on the places we are visiting.

4.       Our guides are equipped and trained for first aid interventions.

5.       Our guides are equipped with GPS , digital maps and UHF communication systems.

6.       A 4x4 car will be nearby the hikers equipped with a UHF communication system connected all time with the guides and nearby police and civil defense station.

7.       One assistant from local people of the village we are visiting  will be supporting the team of wild Lebanon.

8.       We will cover photography of the group of hikers and provide you a CD containing GPS reading of every trail ,pictures and videos.

9.       Every hiker will be given a lunch box including healthy, traditional and energy food. (find attached the menu).



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