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 / SUMMER 2021 / JUNE 14 – SEPTEMBER 19
-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 during the fuel crisis
Per person, excluding transportation
Discount for child or 3rd family member: 50%
Transportation for a minimum of 5 passengers
LL.250'000- per adult
LL.150'000- per child under 12
Discount 20%+ in case number of passengers exceed 10
Sunday 26 Hiking
KFARDEBIAN (Kesrouan), 50km from Beirut
Bus departure from Hikmeh: 8am. Breakfast stop on the way.
Bus route via the Kesrouan on the way to, via the Metn on the way back.
Meeting for cars: Deir as-Saydeh convent in Bqaatouta, 09:45am.
Kfardebian is a large mountain town with an extensive domain reaching the Beqaa.
Among its famous attractions, the stone bridge and the Faqra temple, one of the highest in Lebanon.
Starting in Bqaatouta, we follow LMT to Kfardebian, loop in its “Azr” iron oak forest and end at Faqra.
Level 5 (10km, 1200-1500m). Autumn colours and hidden monasteries.
Level 3 (06km, 1200-1500m). Same as level 5. Includes a shuttle transfer to avoid a steep uphill.
-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Some information is no longer valid during Corona pandemic.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.
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.