Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley, Bcharre

Visit the World Heritage Site of Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley to marvel at spectacular scenery carved by the Kadisha River. Due to its inaccessibility, the valley has offered sanctuary to Christian monastic communities for hundreds of years. As you explore the area, you will come across some of Lebanon's earliest cave churches and monasteries. Follow paths through terraced fields, brimming with olive and fruit trees, and pass by picturesque stone houses. Work out when and for how long to visit Qadisha (Kadisha) Valley and other Bcharre attractions using our handy Bcharre trip itinerary planner .
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  • Starting from Bcharré, we followed very well marked trails of the Lebanon Trail (sections 6 and 7, white and purple tags) and rode the entire Valley of Qadisha over two days. From Bcharré, we are quickly descended into the Valley and we walked on the mountainside until the Monastery St. Anthony, where we stayed for one night (very good experience). We visited the monastery of Qannoubine in the passage. We have the habit of high and medium mountain hiking, but we walked quietly to enjoy landscapes and tours (monasteries, caves): from Bcharré to St. Anthony, we put about 7 h. The next day, after the visit of the Museum of the monastery of Saint Anthony, we climbed on Ehden: two to three hours to climb quite difficult (to avoid rainy weather or ice) but just as superb as the day before. Whether to Bcharré, Saint-Antoine, Ehden, or on the way, all the people we met were very kind and gave us information to make the most of our ride. Spring is a good time, because the floor is carpeted with tiny flowers of the fields and the temperature is perfect. Go ahead! =)
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  • This place is one of the most amazing places to visit because it covers rigorous and deep aspects of the Maronite Church historical sites and tradition, is the essence of the natural beauty Of the Leb...  more »
  • One feels the sanctity of the whole place. Monasteries all over and a peaceful paradise-like atmosphere amidst nature  more »
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  • Amazing place. Great for meditation and hiking. Loved it.
  • A gate to paradise.
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  • Magical place, everyone should visit
  • Very beautiful place

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