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 2020/MARCH 16 – JUNE 14
 
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
JUNE
Saturday 06 Cars with even plate numbers.
   . HADATH (Jobbeh), 100km from Beirut ... Optional overnight.
      Gathering 10am, Mar Daniel parish church, Hadath central square.
      A panoramic trail thru a cedar forest and water springs.
      Level 5 (10km, 1200-1700m).
      Option: Drive (+20km) to the Cedars. Dinner & Night (Hotel 3*).
 
Sunday 07 No restriction on plate numbers.
   . CEDARS HEIGHTS, 130km from Beirut ... Optional Bus transfer.
      Gathering 9:30am, “La Cabane” Hotel, The Cedars, by the ski lifts.
      Hike partly on snow in a great environment. No equipment needed except poles.
      Level 5 (10km, 2600-3000m). Loop via high ridges. A thrilling experience.
      Level 7 (20km, 2600-3087m). To Qornet as-Saouda, the culminating top.
       Options for the day hikers: Bus available for the day, for a minimum of 4 passengers.
       Departure from Hikmeh (Achrafieh) at 7am.  Driving time to Gathering: 2h.
 
   . KFARSELOUANE (Baabda), 40km from Beirut.
      Gathering 10am, Mar Youhanna parish church, Jwar al-Haouz.
      Pinewoods and multi-coloured mountain basins.
      Level 4 (8km, 1200-1500m). The shaded walnut spring of Wadi Breik.
      Level 6 (12km, 1300-2100m). The dominant Roman temple of Jabal Kneisseh.
 
DAY TRIPS Saturday or Sunday.
LL.40’000 per adult.
   20’000 for each family member, as of the 3rd ...... Example: 100’000 for a family of 3.
 +60’000 per passenger for the Sunday bus transfers (2 ways).
WEEK-END Saturday + Sunday.
LL.200’000 p/p, total for 2 days. Guiding, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Sunday lunch box.
     100’000 for each family member, as of the 3rd...... Example: 500’000 for a family of 3.
 
-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.
GUIDE+BUS: LL.50'000p/p, LL.40'000 young <18.
                        Book of 10 tickets: LL.400'000 valid for individuals and groups.
 
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.