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 / WINTER 2021-22 / DECEMBER 13 – MARCH 13

UPCOMING TRIPS

CUSTOMIZED TOURS
We’re available for private requests, any date, to any destination.
SCHEDULED TOURS
Per person, excluding transportation

Adult: LL.150’000
Discount for child or 3rd family member: 50%
Transportation for a minimum of 5 passengers
LL.250’000- per adult
LL.150’000- per child under 12

MAY 2022 SPRING SEASON
Sunday 22
Hiking AMMIQ  (Beqaa), 50km from Beirut … + optional visits.
Departure by bus from Hikmeh, 8am. Short stop on the way.
Ammiq is known for its wetland, being an important stop for migrating birds.
Two itineraries, both starting with a pleasant 1h-tour of the swamps… Skaff Reserve: +LL.20’000 p/p
 
Level 5 (10km, alt.900-1400m). Panoramic trail dominating the Beqaa
Level 7 (15km, alt.900-1800m). Crossing over to Barouk cedar forest ….………….. Shouf Reserve: +LL.20’000 p/p
On the way back: Optional visit of Beiteddine palace and Deir al-Qamar.
Wednesday 25
Trekking LMT… Joining Dr. Andrew on a guided discovery trip of the land of his ancestors.
You may join on any dates. Arrival, by own means, the eve of the intended starting hike.
$100 per Trekking unit (Dinner, B&B, Lunch box, Luggage transfer). Entrance fees to be added.
 
01. Wednesday 25      Depart Beirut. Visit Tripoli. Transfer to Qobeyat. O/N guesthouse
02. Thursday 26      Hike LMT1, Qobeyat to Tachea. O/N homestay
03. Friday 27      Hike LMT2, Tachea to Qmamine. O/N homestay
04. Saturday 28      Hike LMT3, Qmamine to Kfarbnine. Transfer to Syr. O/N hotel
05. Sunday 29      Hike LMT5, Syr to Ehden. O/N lodge
06. Monday 30      Hike LMT6, Ehden to Qadisha. O/N homestay
07. Tuesday 31      Hike LMT7 Qadisha to Gibran museum to the Cedars grove. O/N1 hotel (3*), altitude 2100m
08. Wednesday 01      Hike, off LMT, Makmel loop via 3000m-high ridges. Visit mountain lakes. O/N2, same hotel
09. Thursday 02      Hike LMT8 Cedars to Hasroun. O/N Hotel (3*) or guesthouse
10. Friday 03      Hike LMT9 Hasroun to Tannourine al-Faouqa. O/N monastery
11. Saturday 04      Hike LMT10 (part1 + side trail), Deir Houb to Douma. Visit Douma. O/N hotel (3*)
12. Sunday 05      Hike LMT10 (part2 + side trail), Douma to Aqoura. O/N convent
13. Monday 06      Hike LMT11, Aqoura to Afqa. O/N chalet
14. Tuesday 07      Hike LMT12+13, Afqa to Faqra (Kfardebiane). O/N Snow Hill (3*)
15. Wednesday 08      Hike LMT14, Faqra to Baskinta. O/N convent
16. Thursday 09      Hike LMT15, Baskinta to Mtein. O/N guesthouse
17. Friday 10      Visit Mtein. Hike, off LMT, Mtein to Dhour Choueir. END.

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.