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“Natural and spiritual beauty”

Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley
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Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Bcharre
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Owner description: This holy gorge is filled with ancient monasteries and hermitages carved into its cliffs.
Reviewed November 9, 2011

If you are not religious, the sheer beauty of the Qadisha Valley makes it a wonderul place to trek. If you are, like me, religious, its past and current religious history only adds to the majesty of the place.
Make sure you visit St Simeon's hermitage from Bqar Qacha.

1  Thank IanHolder
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

The valley is a natural marvel, with a gorge running deep between the two cliffs, with rivers, brooks, lush greenery, flaura and fauna of all kinds. There are 50 monastries scattered in the valley, but the visible ones are a handful.The car can go past a few monasteries and then you trek for 15 mns to go to a very peaceful monastery called Lady Kannobin. You can find volunteers living there who can speak English and answer any queries.
The daring few can trek further uphill for 45 mns to see a the hermit who lives in the hills besides a very sacred chapel. The path is interesting & adventurous. (Not recommended for children under 12, as the path can be perilous)
A wonderful experience - a must for all who visit Lebanon

4  Thank Zaufyshan H
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Reviewed March 5, 2011

One of the most stunning places I have ever been to. I stayed at a small pension in Bcharre (which is a pretty little town worth visiting in itself) which provided maps of hike routes. The hiking was superb, amongst waterfalls, monasteries, forests and incredible views. Cannot recommend spending a couple of days here enough!

4  Thank NJ26
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Reviewed January 16, 2010

Part of the Lebanon Mountain Trail goes through the Qadisha Valley (section 7 of 22, to be precise), and it is absolutely one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The track goes down from behind the church in the center of Bcharre and passes through apple orchards into the valley. You can hike through the bottom of the valley to any number of monasteries or just enjoy the scenery. You'll definitely want appropriate clothing (layers, hiking boots) as the path can be rocky and there's some minor exposure. The track is marked, but it helped to have a map as well. Allow at least 3 hours roundtrip for the hike to the Chapel of Mar Chmouni and Deir as-Salib.

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Reviewed November 6, 2017
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