Tannourine summit camping

Boundless Summer

The historic caves of Habis were used as a hideout back in Roman and Byzantine eras.

Back then, reaching the caves was a difficult feat. But once inside, it's possible to reach any cave through interconnecting tunnels

Now, the caves are a pleasant place to sit and enjoy a sunny day in the shade.

A spectacular landscape framed by the caves overlooks  Wadi el Habis, Bekaa valley, and Anti Lebanon mountains.

Sleeping bats were dispersed inside one of the caves.

Spring flowers were all around, and some still didn't open their petals, like the one below.

We climbed through the rocks and reached the top of the valley.

Climbing to the top is a fun challenge, and it's easy to walk along the crest.

The peaks offered even wider angles on the landscape.

With such a dense landscape, I like to spot fields in the distance using my zoom lens.

I look forward to safely exploring more caves in the area next time!

After Chekka, we headed to Tannourine Summit Rush, a food and camping event by Souk el Akel. We stopped on the way to capture the sunset colors.

I managed to take some nice portrait shots, although I generally focus on landscape photography more. This is Sandy, one of our talented designers at Anghami.

And this is Sabine, a diligent saleswoman.

After a long drive to Tannourine, followed by a 1-hour bus ride on a barely defined road, we arrived to a very remote area, yet it was very lively with music, food, and people. And walking away from the lights, the stars showed.

We climbed a rock and spent the rest of the evening gazing at the stars, and were lucky to see several shooting stars.

With a large event like this, it was bound to be noisy all night long. We still managed to get some sleep, and enjoy an early morning in the freshness of Tannourine.

We finally got to see the area during daytime.

It's quite impressive to be at such a remote place, yet be able to choose a kiosk and order a yummy breakfast.

To close our weekend, we relaxed at O-Glacee, a beach in Batroun that has a pool with naturally flowing water that's freezing cold. The water flows directly into the sea, making parts of the sea water cold as well.

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