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This holy gorge is filled with ancient monasteries and hermitages carved into its cliffs.
6 Km From Bcharre (Bsharre), Bcharre, Lebanon
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All reviews beautiful scenery natural beauty reasonable price a unesco world heritage site nature lovers places to visit wonderful place holy place monasteries valley hike beirut caves route cliffs lebanese peace
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not rate it as number 1 attraction in Lebanon, but I'd say it is worth to go there if you have the time! 2h from Beirut by public transportation. And you will enjoy majestic views, maybe even some snow on the peaks!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ana_L_23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Holy Valley is home to numerous UNESCO-awarded isolated rock-cut monasteries – some of them well-preserved, others abandoned. I consider those cave churches a must-see attraction when traveling to Qadisha Valley. Ten of them can be visited either by car or on foot. Apart from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank lenaonthemove
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Trekked 19km and visited four monasteries, including an ancient abandoned one. Lingering autumn colours were beautiful. I thought hard about doing it independently but settled on a guide from Liban Treks. Jorge took us to some spots only known to locals (thousand-year old roman bridge,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RianaZ_11
Reviewed November 25, 2018

I went on an organised hike, which would be recommendable because not everywhere are sign postings and I would have gotten lost without the guides easily probably! There are multiple treks of different levels, from very easy going (a stroll), to real hikes. There are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank carrievdk
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent hiking for all levels. Some serious ascents for the more adventurous but some simple routes for those keen for just a stroll. If you come to Lebanon for a week and are a hiker, you simply can’t miss this epic, beautiful, mysterious valley.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yakoubianJim
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Amazing infrastructure, there are no hicups nor hassles to go thro the valley. In the valley you can see Dier qozhaya- a famous monastery, Qadisha caves (right now it is closed for renovation), Dier Qannoubin, and many other historical churches and museums. At some places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Also named "Valley of the saints" was for many centuries the refuge for the Christians against Muslim oppression. On top of the cliffs, there is a little church "Saint-Georges Temple" from 1260 AD. It is worth visiting, It is near a little town called Bcharri....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Georges V
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The heart of the Christian authentic Faith, unbelievable determination and austerity. a Holy Land by all means

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank samer967
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

A perfect getaway if you’re looking for some peace and quite. Moreover, if you’re a Maronite or, in any part, interested in this sect, you have to visit this place as it carries lots of history!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MixaylB
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Great experience in this wonderful place in Lebanon where God is more close than any other place on earth. I highly recommend to visit this amazing valley.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from emorre | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can do the trip on your own. I just did in the middle of May 2018, I also wrote a review about the trip on Tripadvisor: The Qadisha valley is a wonderful place. We went for a 25km hike in May - and had, weirdly... More