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 / SPRING 2021 / MARCH 15 – JUNE 13

 

CONTENTS

-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

CUSTOMIZED TOURS

We’re available for private requests, any date, to any destination.

 

SCHEDULED TOURS

Normally planned during week-ends and non-working days, they’re open to all.

Two or three guided trips are announced each time.

Small homogeneous groups accompanied by a professional guide.

Transportation by comfortable bus. Participants may travel in their own cars.

 

Day Trips, per person

LL.50'000 Registration & guiding.

   +50'000 Transportation.

    -20'000 Discount for child or 3rd family member.

 

JUNE

Sunday 27 Hiking QAMMOUA (Akkar), 130km from Beirut, 50km from Tripoli.

                     Bus departure from Hikmeh at 7am. Breakfast stop at Qasr al-Helou, Tripoli.

Qammoua is a high plateau of Fneideq area, 1440m high, surrounded by wooded hills.

The region is renowned for its being one of Lebanon Nature gems, specifically for its forests.

The tall fir trees are found nowhere else in the country, let alone the unique “iron oak” wood.

Levels 3&4 (6/8km, alt.1450-1550m). A common section & an optional extension.

               A trail along the panoramic “Harf Akkar” ridges.

Level 5 (10km, alt.1300-1700m). An itinerary that includes great highlights,

               Iron oak wood, Nabi Khaled majestic trees, walnut maze, Hadrian inscription, ...

 

JULY

Saturday 03 Mixed Trip METN district, a 100km-round trip

                       Bus departure from Hikmeh at 9am.

The tour starts with a visit of Deir Mar Youhannah as-Sâbegh in Khonchara; museum & winery.

It continues to feudal Mtein; palaces, main square and the municipal painting gallery.

Then comes the panoramic hike of “Marj al-Baqra”, an easy flat 1h-itinerary on footpath.

Follows a short stop at Sannine’s Chakhroub, the mystical resting place of Mikhail Neaymeh.

To end all, a peasant’s lunch at a convent and the local products of its shop.

 

-A2- 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.

 

-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, info@libantrek.com

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.

 

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.