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
-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.
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.
-20'000 Discount for child or 3rd family member.
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, ...
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.
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, email@example.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.
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.