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 / FALL 2022 - SEP 19 - DEC 18

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

OCTOBER 2022
Week-End 01-02 Trekking in The Shouf … Entrance per day: +LL.50’000 p/p, $5 non-Lebanese
Day trip, p/p Saturday or Sunday
$25 including transportation
$10 excluding transportation
+$5 Saturday additional fee. Includes shuttle back to car.
Week-End, p/p 8-10 persons. Guiding, Dinner, Accommodation B&B, Lunch box day2.
$150 including transportation
$120 excluding transportation, including shuttle back to car.
 
Saturday 01
Hiking AIN ZHALTA, (Chouf district), 40km from Beirut.
Bus leaves Hikmeh at 9am. Road via Mdeirej.
Meeting for cars: Mountscape, Bmehray, 10:30am.
Ain Zhalta is one of the components of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve.
We’ll be hiking in forest along nice new trails and on top of panoramic ridges overlooking the Beqaa.
We end at a small hotel contiguous to the Barouk Reserve.
 
Level 6 (12km, 1300-1800m). Starting at 1300m.
Level 4 (08km, 1500-1800m). Shuttle to altitude 1500m.
Option1: Dinner & night at a nearby restaurant.
Option2: Return to Beirut with the bus
 
Sunday 02
Hiking BAROUK, (Chouf district), 50km from Beirut.
Bus leaves Hikmeh at 9am. Road via Mdeirej.
Meeting for cars: Calmera hotel, Barouk, 10am. Merging with the overnighters.
The itinerary is a loop via Barouk & Maasser cedar forests.
Level 5 (10km, 1300-1750m). Starting at 1300m.
Level 4 (08km, 1500-1750m). Shuttle to altitude 1500m.
 
Sunday 09
Hiking TARCHICH , (Baabda district), 50km from Beirut
Bus leaves Hikmeh at 8:30am. Road via Baabdat
Meeting for cars at 9:30am, Mart Takla roundabout, Mrouj 
Tarchich village borders Mount Lebanon ridge line dominating the Beqaa.
The proposed trail is a loop starting at a mountain monastery, alt. 1600m.
 
 Level 5 (10km, alt.1500-1900m). Dara sinkhole (-623m), water springs, great vistas.
Post-hike: Apple picking in Tarchich.
 

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.