Hiking in the Holly Valley – Qadisha
Active, Cultural & Religious Experience
This is a valley quite unlike any other in Lebanon. It is listed as a World heritage site by the UNESCO. 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 Qannoubine. The valley allows hikers to explore in detail the monuments and nature of the Valley. Main highlights include monasteries, chapels and hermitages cut into the rock face of the valley.
The hike (3-4 hrs) will start from the Maronite patriarch old residence down to the valley, passing by the most famous convents while enjoying the beautiful sightseeing this valley has to offer.
- Visit the UNESCO-listed Qadisha Valley and Explore hidden valleys, ancient churches and monasteries.
- English- French- Arabic- Russian- German- Spanish- Portuguese- Italian
ValidityFrom March to November
Level of ComfortMedium