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

JUNE 2024
ADHA TREK  Saturday 15 – Monday 17
A 3-day moderate trek, in Batroun district, linking Laqlouq to Tannourine at-Tahta.
2 memorable nights, one in shepherds tents, the other in a monastery.
Day D1. Saturday 15
Departure from Hikmeh (Achrafieh), by bus, at 9am.
Transfer to Laqlouq, to the hike starting point at altitude 1700m, 60km from Beirut.
Hike to the lakes-dominating “Qarn” summit, 2100m, and on to a natural pass with a “Hadrian forest inscription”.
The trail continues along panoramic ridges, 2170m, then down to end by the “Blaïta” shepherds campsite, 2050m.
Dinner with the shepherds.
Night under tents, either the shepherds’ large ones or individual ones (1 to 4 persons) we provide.
The shepherds can provide mattresses and covers to those who do not have sleeping bags.
Notes
. A Level 5 trail with a cumulative uphill of 600m.
. Level 4 option: End at the pass and truck transfer to campsite.
. Day hike option: End at the pass and return to Beirut with the bus.
. Day hikers can go in own cars.

Day D2. Sunday 16
From the campsite, hike to the famous “Ain Rouma” spring, 1900m, then up to “Tem Charta” panoramic pass, 2050m.
Continuation is all downhill to Houb monastery, 1300m.
Dinner and Night at the monastery.
Notes
. A Level 4 trail with a cumulative uphill of 200m.
. Optional detour to “Qornet ar-Ribazi”, i.e. the rhubarb peak, 1850m; +150m uphill.

Day D3. Monday 17
Possible departure from Hikmeh, by bus, at 7am, to join the trekkers in Houb.
From the monastery, hike up to “Ghaimoun mountain”, 1700m, and on to “Ain ar-Raha” hamlet.
Tour of the hamlet; a majestic oak tree, “Ain aj-Jaouzeh” spring and “Mar Mkhayel” chapel.
The trail continues along a breathtaking valley leading to Tannourine at-Tahta.
A swim in the clear water stream end the trek.
Notes
. A Level 5 trail with a cumulative uphill of 450m. 
Per person,
$250 for the 3-day trek, all inclusive
Usual fare for the day hikes of Saturday and Monday

Sunday 23
Hiking BASKINTA (Metn), 45km from Beirut to starting point, via the Metn Express Way and Zaarour..
Bus only. Departure from Hikmeh (Sagesse) at 9am. Short stop on the way.
Starting at the Chakhroub memorial, the trail goes thru Wadi ad-Delb and the high orchards of Baskinta.
It follows the LMT to the Joz Roman site where it forks to end in Bteghrine..
Level 5 (10km, alt.1100-1600m ). A Hadrian inscription and great sarcophagi.
CULTURAL TRIP
North-East TURKEY/June 20-28
Highlights
  • Trabzon and the cliff-hanged Sümela monastery
  • Rize, the tea capital, and the Black Sea coast
  • Ayder, the Kaçkar mountains resort, and the Bullfight festival
  • Artvin, the painted Georgian churches and the wooden villages
  • The ancient Armenian towns of Kars, Ani and Erzurum.

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.