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Trip 467: Camping (Tents & Bungalows) on the Snow in Arz Ehmej


The Footprints Nature Club would like to invite you this weekend of 23 & 24 February 2019, to a very special event on the snow that will be full of adventures:

Camping (Tents & Bungalows) on the Snow in Ehmej Cedars (Arz Ehmej)

For those who prefer, we will have the option to sleep in the Bungalows of Arz Ehmej. However, reservations in Bungalows will be for the first comers, since the places are  very limited, and it will be shared bungalows for girls alone, and another for guys.

Camping in tents on the snow requires special preparations other than the normal camping. So please make sure that you read the details of the required preparations for this trip.

On Saturday, we will reach Ehmej Cedars (Arz Ehmej), setup our camp and prepare our wood for the camp fire, to be ready for the cold night. The region is prepared with electricty and lighting, and of course Toilets.

At night, we will enjoy a warm dinner (BBQ plates or sandwiches) in the warm restaurant of Arz Ehmej, before we gear up and enjoy “night snowshoeing” trip in the area to enjoy the night views of the region before heading back to the camp.

Alcoholic Drinks are strictly not allowed in the Trip...

On Sunday, we will pack our stuff and enjoy a traditional breakfast of saj and tea.

When we finish breakfast, we will enjoy another snowshoeing trip trying to reach the splendid Balo3 Bal3a (if the road allows the bus to reach) to enjoy its views under the snow...

 

Note that in such trips, certain conditions might oblige us to change some of our plans. So you have to keep this in mind...

You should also be able to withstand cold weather that we will have at night by having the required gear and the physical preparation for what we might face in such trips...

In case of bad weather, we will delay the trip till the weekend of 02 & 03 March 2019...

You can also reserve from your mobile app

Must Have

  • Backpack to put all your stuff in
  • Winter sleeping bag or 2 warm blankets
  • Floor-mat or air mattress
  • Headlight
  • Snow boots covering the ankle
  • Snow thermal underwear
  • Snow pants and jacket
  • Bonnet
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lipstick
  • Water
  • Food and snacks needed
  • Other personal stuff
  • Your personal insurance.

Cost Fees

Trip cost 60,000 L.L., includes:

Fees for sleeping in the tents are 60,000 covering:
  • Transportation from and back to Beirut
  • Guides fees
  • Tents Rental Fees (deduce 10,000 if you have a tent)
  • Arz Ehmej Camping Site fees including toilets and other facilities
  • Saj Breakfast
  • Other expenses

Extra Charges:

  • Sleeping in shared Bungalows (for girls alone, and for guys alone): 35,000 (first comers)
  • Snowshoes Rental Fees: 15,000
  • BBQ Plate or Sandwiches dinner: 20,000

Gathering Place & Time

Our gathering will be at the traffic lights on the crossroad of the General Security building الأمن العام and El-Mathaf المتحف region in Beirut. You can park in the parking nearby starting 2:00 PM...

We will start on Saturday 23 Feb, 2019 at 02:00 PM.
The bus will move at 02:35 PM.
We will stop for breakfast on the way. We might be obliged to do some modifications to the plans as needed during the trips.
We will finish on Sunday 24 Feb, 2019 at 06:00 PM.

Hikers' Tips
  • 01

    Be Kind to Yourself

    KNOW YOUR ABILITIES; CHOOSE AN APPROPRIATE HIKE.

  • 02

    Be a Lightweight

    THE LESS YOU CARRY, THE MORE ENJOYABLE THE HIKE.

  • 03

    Avoid Huffing and Puffing

    IF YOU CAN TALK WHILE YOU ARE WALKING, YOU ARE WALKING THE PERFECT SPEED.

  • 04

    Take a Break

    TAKE A TEN MINUTE BREAK AT LEAST ONCE EVERY HOUR.

  • 05

    No Food, No Fuel, No Fun

    DRINK FREQUENTLY AND EAT OFTEN.