Strange people are those who hike. Trekkers, ramblers, call them what you like
All are under Her charm, under Nature spell, marveling at things as small as a nutshell
All share one passion, all stroll the mountain track. To them, Lebanon opens its heart; so does Liban Trek

HIKING & CULTURAL TRIPS

UPCOMING TRIPS

CUSTOMIZED TOURS
We’re available for private requests, any date, to any destination.
SCHEDULED TOURS
Amounts are in USD. Payment in $ or LL (market rate).

Participation, excluding transportation
$15- per adult
$5- per child or 3rd family member

Transportation for a minimum of 7 passengers
$15- per adult
$10- per child under 12

APRIL 2024
Sunday 21.04
Hiking MAZRAAT ad-DAHR (Chouf), 60km from Beirut, via Joun..
Bus departure from Hikmeh at 9am.
Meeting for cars: 10am, the village square, at the municipality.
“Mazraa” generally refers to a hamlet. Mazraat ad-Dahr, though small, includes a quite vast and varied domain.
From interesting rock formations, to blowing sinkholes, to panoramic views over Bisri and the Awali river.
This is a new itinerary to Liban Trek, a loop around the village that includes its major highlights..
Level 5 (11km, alt.550-800m ). An undulating trail of mild uphill and downhill.
 
Sunday 28.04
Hiking QADISHA NEW TRAILS (Bcharreh), 100km from Beirut.
Bus departure from Hikmeh at 8am.
Meeting for cars: 10am, Rest. “Ahwe 3al Mafra2”, aux haut de Billa.
Everybody knows Qadisha, the river gorge, and the multitude of cave sanctuaries dotting its cliffs.
Hikers also know the major trails linking important monasteries to surrounding villages, e.g. Bcharreh or Blaouza.
We’re inviting you to discover, with a slight touch of adventure, 2 of the lesser known steep trails of the left side.
Level 5 (10km, alt.600-1300m ). Open loop via Mar Assia cave monastery.
 
MAY 2024
AKKAR EASTER TREK: Friday 03 to Monday 06 May
03.05: Menjez trail, from Nemesis temple to Nahr al-Kabir.
04.05: Jabal Akroum. Prehistoric megalithic tombs, Babylonian stele, Roman temples.
05.05: Wadi Oudine. The new trail linking Andqet to Qobeyat.
06.05: Wadi al-Aswad. A fantastic trail linking Qatelbeh to Qammoua.
 
Day D1. Friday 03
Hiking MENJEZ (Akkar), 130km from Beirut
Bus only. Departure from Hikmeh/Achrafieh at 8am.
Menjez is a border village with Syria on the Nahr al-Kabir river.
It is home of a number of unique remains, e.g. a Roman temple of basalt and prehistoric tombs.
To the hiking, add the visit of a local museum and a short film, introducing the finds in the region.
Level 4 (08km, alt.300-600m). From the temple of Nemesis to Deir al-Qalaa, an ancient Jesuit installation.
Transfer (10km) to Andqet. Check-in for 3 nights in guesthouse. Rooms with toilets.
Dinner in a local restaurant …. Driver and bus stay in the area.
 
Day D2. Saturday 04
Hiking AKROUM, 15km from Andqet
Akroum is another border village and home to a variety of interesting sites, among which,
Roman temple, Byzantine basilica, megalithic tombs, Babylonian stele and a curious crater.
Transfer to Akroum.
Level 5 (10km, alt.800-1200m). An open loop hike across the paramount landmarks.
Return to Andqet for dinner & overnight.
 
Day D3. Sunday 05
Hiking WADI OUDINE (Akkar), 140km from Beirut
Departure by bus from Beirut, at 7am, to join the trekkers on their last 2 days.
For those in Andqet, the day starts with a visit in the area. The 2 groups merge by 10am.
Wadi Oudine is the green valley that links Andqet to Qatlbeh along the 1st LMT section.
Level 5 (10km, alt.500-900m). A trail thru pinewoods and streams ending in Qobeyat.
Return to Andqet for dinner & overnight.
 
Day D4. Monday 06
Hiking WADI al-ASWAD
Check-out and transfer (7km) to Mar Challita temple church in Qobeyat.
Today’s itinerary is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Lebanon.
It crosses pinewoods to a cave necropolis then to a nice waterspring gushing out of the rock.
It continues to Wadi al-Aswad, a thick fir forest that certainly deserves its name of “Black forest”.
Meandering then via rocky passages and majestic trees to Qammoua, a renowned Nature sanctuary.
Level 6 (12km, alt.600-1500m). An entirely uphill panoramic trail with breathtaking views over Akkar.
 Return to Beirut.
 
Per person
$40 for the Friday day hike
$320 for the 4-day trek, D1-D4 + $60 for Single room
$200 for the 2-day trek, D3-D4 + $20 for Single room
 

RURAL TOURISM

Discovering the interior, sites & people. Day trips or week-ends.
SAMPLE TOURS
METN & KESROUAN. Cultural round trip of 170km.
Day1: Baabdate wine presses, Jaouz Roman temple, Baskinta. Optional hotel overnight.
Day2: Faqra ruins, Tabriyyeh site, Bzommar cathedral, Jeita old olive trees.
QADISHA Cultural & mild hiking
Day1: Hike Qadisha (World Heritage). Deep gorge. Optional homestay.
Day2: Hike Qozhaya. Cave sanctuaries.

IMPORTANT

Our trips are safe. No risks are taken other than ordinary ones pertaining to the activity.
Accidents may nevertheless happen as they can do while at home or walking down the street.
LIBAN TREK HAS NO INSURANCE POLICY COVERING PARTICIPANTS DURING ANY OF ITS SCHEDULED TRIPS.
IT CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENT OR CONSEQUENCE RESULTING THEREFROM

TYPE OF TRIPS

SUNDAY HIKING TRIPS
Nature trails. Varied hiking levels
Levels: 1-3 for easy, 4-6 for moderate, 7-9 for hard
Gathering as of 7:30, Departure at 8:00am. Participants may be picked-up on the way.
TREKKING
 Continuous hiking over 2 days or more
Overnights at monasteries, guesthouses, home stays or camping under tents
Normally, all is provided, bed sheets, covers … Towels also, except for camping and other rare occasions
SNOWSHOEING
Hiking on snow. Ordinary hiking boots required.
Equipment: Snowshoes (fixed under the boots) and poles. Snowshoes & poles can be rented.
Moderate level in general. Same pricing as hiking.
RURAL TOURISM
Contribution to sustainable development of Rural Lebanon
Trips of 1 day or 2. Guided visits with no or little walking.
Discovering Lebanon backcountry; people, cuisine, hidden sites, …
TRAVELLING
Chosen destinations for eclectic people. Programmes on request
Trekking or Cultural escorted trips; best local guides and services.