01 32 99 75, 03 29 16 16, libantrek.com
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 2020-2021/DECEMBER 14 – MARCH 14
-A- CALENDAR. Chronological summary
A1. UPCOMING TRIPS. Close events & beyond
A2. RURAL TOURISM. Discovering Lebanon backcountry
-B- GENERALITIES. Gathering, prices & other info. Newcomers are urged to read it.
-A1- UPCOMING TRIPS
We’re available for private requests, any date, to any destination.
Scheduled tours are being resumed as of Saturday, March 06.
Vehicles are now allowed to circulate, without prior authorization, from 5am to 8pm.
Loop hikes, not far from Beirut, are proposed so participants may travel in their own cars.
Transportation by bus is also provided, number of passengers being limited to 40% of capacity.
Day Trips, per person Hiking or Snowshoeing
LL.50'000 Guiding only.
80'000 Guiding & Transportation.
50'000 Rental of equipment; snowshoes & poles.
-20'000 Discount for child or 3rd family member.
MARCH, WEEK 1
SATURDAY 06 ..... Departure from Hikmeh (Beirut) at 9am. No breakfast stop on the way.
Meeting for cars: Baaddat roundabout, 9:30am.
-1- Snowshoeing FALOUGHA (Baabda), at 35km.
Loop, Level 5 (10km, alt. 1700-2100m). Panoramic Sohha mountain.
-2- Hiking DLAYBEH (Baabda), at 25km.
Loop, Level 4 (8km, alt. 500-900m). Pinewoods, lime kilns, French cart trail
SUNDAY 07 ..... Departure from Hikmeh at 8am.
Meeting for cars: Nabaa as-Safa restaurants, 9am.
-1- Snowshoeing BAROUK (Chouf), at 50km ................................... Reserve: +LL.7'000 p/p
Loop, Level 6 (11km, alt. 1500-1900m). Cedar forest and the Beqaa ridges
-2- Hiking MOKHTARA (Chouf), at 60km ......................................... Reserve: +LL.7'000 p/p
Loop, Level 3 (6km, alt. 700-850m). Barouk river valley; mills, bridges, waterfalls
Level 6 (12km, alt. 900-1400m). Wadi al-Meil stream and hyena cave
MARCH, WEEK 2
SATURDAY 13 ..... Departure from Hikmeh (Beirut) at 9am. No breakfast stop on the way.
Meeting for cars: Caliprix fork, Tripoli highway, 9:30am.
-1- Hiking SAHEL ALMA (Kesrouan), at 20km.
Loop, Level 4-5 (9km, alt. 100-400m). Wooded trail, convents, dinosaurs footprints.
SUNDAY 14 ..... Departure from Hikmeh at 8am.
-1- Snowshoeing TANNOURINE HEIGHTS (Batroun), at 110km
Meeting for cars: Tannourine Reserve, Ecodalida guesthouse, 10:30am.
Loop, Level 6 (11km, alt. 1800-2400m). Dominating ridges, High springs & chapel.
-2- Hiking ROUEISSET an-NAAMAN (Aley), 35km from Beirut.
Meeting for cars: Bhamdoun village, St. George church, 9:30am
Loop, Level 4 (10km, alt. 850-1050m). Forested trail, water springs, great panoramas.
Level 5 (12km, alt. 650-1050m). Extension to Rechmaya
WEEKS BEYOND: SPRING 2021, to be announced gradually.
-A2- RURAL TOURISM Discovering the interior, sites & people. Day trips or week-ends.
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.
-B- GENERAL INFORMATION
Some information is no longer valid during Corona pandemic.
LIBAN TREK is a Beirut-based Tour Operator founded in January 1997. It caters for Adventure & Culture.
Quality tours are organized in Lebanon and abroad.
Scheduled trips are posted quarterly, restricted to “focus activities”, HIKING and CULTURE.
Customized tours can be requested for other kinds of trips e.g. Camping, Caving, Skiing.
Responsible tourism, concern of environment & of sustainable rural development are inherent to all.
Reservation is necessary for all trips. 01 32 99 75, 03 29 16 16, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gathering: Parking lot by Hikmeh school (Sagesse), Achrafieh.
It’s next to “Diwan Beirut” restaurant, on Charles Malik avenue.
Pick up of participants on the way to destination is possible. No detours.
Payment: Except for travel, payment is done at the starting of the trip.
Transportation in comfortable busses.
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.