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

MAY 2024
Sunday 26
Hiking CHAHTOUL (Ftouh), 40km from Beirut.
09am: Bus leaves from Hikmeh (Sagesse). Short stop on the way
10am: Meeting for cars, May Ziadeh roundabout, Chahtoul..
In colloquial Arabic, “Chahtoul” indicates a male goat. In Arameic, it means “Offering” or “Sacrifice”.
That must be the origin of the place name, today, a small tranquil village surrounded by forests.
It is dominated by “Deir Saidet al-Qalaa”, an isolated chapel that has probably replaced the pagan sanctuary.
Level 4 (08km, alt.1100-1400m ). An open loop via a virgin Nature and Tabriyyeh memorial.
Level 5 (10km, alt.1100-1400m ). Closing the loop.
 
JUNE 2024
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.
Details by email, on request.
 

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.