Moving time  5 hours 7 minutes

Time  19 hours 51 minutes

Coordinates 3380

Uploaded August 8, 2019

Recorded August 2019

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11.83 mi

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near Aïn Ourâj, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

Summer's heat makes day hiking unpleasant. Night hikes and overnight campings are much more enjoyable at this time of the year. Instead of a full day hike, carry your camping stuff on your back and start late during the day to spend the night in the mountains. Sunset and sunrise will make your experience unforgettable. We parked our cars next to "Café Jalileh" close to Chabrouh dam and we started our trek carrying all what is needed in our backpacks (20 kg). We hiked to the left of the dam, then to the left of the lake. After the initial dam ascent, the trail was merely flat next to the lake. After reaching the north side of the lake, we started a steady ascent till the Geodesic point of Chabrouh (about 2 hours). The camp was set just below this point having a magnificent view of the lake, Faraya and Ouyoun el simane. The MSR Windburner is all what you need to cook there. A bottle of prosecco carried with ice was a good idea. A bivy bag is more than enough to spend the night. Beautiful sunrise at 5 am. We packed our lighter food-free backpacks and continued our trek following the trail to reach Faraya's Saint Charbel Statue and Church. We ended our trek around noon having a tasty lunch at "Café Jalileh" before going back home.
NB: There is a fountain at the beginning of second day where you can refill your bottles or camelbags.
Waypoint

Chabrouh dam

Lake

Chabrouh lake

Waypoint

Trail

panorama

Panorama

Intersection

Go right

panorama

Viewpoint

Waypoint

Towards the Geodesic point

Summit

Geodesic point

panorama

Chabrouh lake seen from the top

Camping

Our home tonight

Intersection

Intersection with lower route

Waypoint

Dahr Chakher

fountain

Fountain

Drinking water
Photo

El Marmgha

Marecage
Waypoint

Dahe ez zaarour

Photo

Photo

Intersection

Go right

Intersection

Go right

Waypoint

Maqial fayyad

Photo

Beautiful house

Intersection

Take the shortcut to the left

Waypoint

Marecage

Sacred architecture

Faraya Cross

Sacred architecture

Saint Charbel statue

Waypoint

Road part

Waypoint

Find the trail behind the rocks

Watch your steps
Intersection

Go right

Intersection

Go left

2 comments

  • Photo of ala.jadooa

    ala.jadooa Aug 9, 2019

    What an experience! Lucky you get to do these wonderful hikes with your busy schedule doc!

  • Mobay88 Dec 19, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Beautiful hike and camp. Thank you so much for the coordinates. And the fountain was flowing surprisingly. We did this trail on 17 and 18th December 2019

    Thanks again 🙌🏾

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