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 / SUMMER 2022

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
$10- per adult
$5- per child or 3rd family member

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

AUGUST 2022 SUMMER SEASON
Sunday 07
Hiking JABAL al-KNAISSEH, (Baabda district), 40km from Beirut
Bus leaves Hikmeh at 9am. Road via the Metn speedway and Mrouj.
Meeting for cars at 10:30am, mountain top, Tarchich-Zahleh road.
Knaisseh means “small chapel”. Indeed, there exist, on the very ridge, remains of a possible sanctuary.
And, next to it, a small but still recognizable Roman temple with a dramatic view of the Beqaa plain.
Not less interesting, the shaded spring and the numerous lakes of all hues of blue.
Level 5 (10km, alt. 1600-2100m). Loop via the ridges and the mountain lakes.
 
 
Saturday 13
Twilight Hiking ZAAROUR  (Metn district), 35km from Beirut
Bus leaves Hikmeh at 3:30pm. Road via Metn speedway.
Meeting for cars at 4:30pm, Mrouj roundabout … Chez Elie, Fokhara & Saj restaurant.
Zaarour is a small ski resort facing Sannine mountain range. It culminates at 2000m.
The proposed ititinerary is an easy panoramic loop along its iron-red flanks.
Twilight hiking makes you enjoy Nature differently, watching sunset and walking in the freshness of evening.
The hike ends before 10pm, the last part being obvious even in the dark. Mobile or flashlights recommended.
 Level 4 (8km, altitudes 1700-1900m). The Naybii shaded waterspring.
 
Sunday 14
Hiking EHDEN , (Zawiyeh) to JURD an-NJAS (Denniyeh)
Details to be posted later.
 
Sunday 21
Hiking JABAL al-MAKMEL, (Bcharreh district), 120km from Beirut
Bus leaves Hikmeh at 7:30am. Road via the Northern coastal highway.
Meeting for cars at 10:30am, mountain top, road to Ouyoun Orghoch.
Makmel is the highest mountain range in Lebanon with several peaks exceeding 3000m.
Shared by Bcharreh, Baalbek-Hermel and Denniyeh districts, it is home to captivating high plateaus.
Qornet-as-Saouda (The black peak), or simply al-Qornet, dominates the whole with 3087m.
Itineraries proposed, all start at Ouyoun pass (2670m).
 
ATTENTION! People not accustomed to high altitudes may get short-breathed faster than usual.
 
Level 7 (20km, alt. 2670-3087m). Loop via the ridges to The Qornet. Return via the plateaus.
Level 6 (18km, alt. 2670-3087m). Dirt road, via the plateaus, to the Qornet. Return by same road.
Level 5 (10km, alt. 2670-3050m). Loop via the panoramic ridges of Dahr-al-Qadib.
Level 4 (10km, alt. 2670-2900m). Same as Level 6, limited to the plateaus.
 

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.