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Chouwen lake, A hike into epic clean waters.

Chouwen lake looks like something out of a photoshop. A great 1 hour hike to reach the lake and enjoy nature's beauty.

Overview

Do you like Hiking? River? Lake? Jumps? 

This is the place to go.

A mezemerizing spot in the middle of nature.
Getting to the lake is a 1 hour hike.

Along your way, you will cross some amazing mountaineous & valley scenery.

The whole area is a natural reserve and clean (make sure to keep it clean!).

The area is part of the Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve (http://www.jabalmoussa.org/).

 

What You Can Do

Acitivites mostly revolve around hiking different trails. Many trails end up by the river or the Chouwen Lake where you can enjoy a nice swim.

What to Prepare

Typical hiking clothing is needed, as well as some swimming stuff if you want to take a dip.

What to Eat

Get your own water & snacks, as the hike can get quite tiring and you will need to power up. 

Some History

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve is a nature reserve located in the Keserwan District of Lebanon, on the shoulders of the western slopes of Mount Lebanon overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to the West. It covers an area of 6500 hectares, at an altitude ranging between 350 meters in the North-West and 1,700 meters to the South-East. Its main villages are: Yahchouch, Qehmez, Jouret el-Termos, Nahr ed Dahab, Ghbaleh, Ebreh, and Chouwan.

Jabal Moussa and surrounding villages became part of the UNESCO Network of Biosphere Reserves under the Man and Biosphere (MAB) program in 2009. As part of the MAB program, JMBR addresses human livelihood improvement and nature conservation through combining natural sciences with social sciences, economics and education.

The Jabal Moussa mountain presents an exceptionally rich biodiversity, with more than 724 flora species, 25 mammal species, and more than 137 migratory and soaring birds species. In 2009, Jabal Moussa was designated a Globally Important Bird Area. Equally rich with cultural heritage, it portrays the interdependence of Man and Nature throughout history through various spiritual and historical sites dating back from the Phoenician, Roman, and Ottoman Periods.

Nearby Spots

Besides local town stops, on the way down. one can pass by Byblos/Jbeil which is not too far off.
Byblos is one on the oldest inhabited cities in the world and offers great vibes with its old souk, restaurants, and pubs.

Trip Overview
  • Trip profile
    Hiking, Swimming
  • Type
    Extreme, Nature/Eco-tourism, River/Lake, Hiking, Adventure, Swimming
  • Available Activities
    Hiking, Parkour, Biking, Sightseeing
  • Time to Arrive (from Beirut)
    2 hours
  • Adventure Duration
    5 hours
  • Difficulty (for a non-athlete)
    Easy
  • How to Arrive
    Car

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