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/SUMMER 2020/JUNE 15 – SEPTEMBER 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
In view of COVID-19, all hikes announced are LOOPS so PERSONAL CARS are used.
 
July 31 – August 09 a private 10-day trek, open to all to join
A slow and varied trek covering Denniyeh, Zawiyeh and Jobbeh regions in 10 loop hikes.
Hikers welcomed to join any day or days & overnights. Transportation in own cars.
 
Independent of the trek,
August
Saturday 08 Cultural& sea trip
Sunday 09 Regular Day hikes
 
TREK ITINERARY Intermediate level
For joining hikers, gathering time & place will be fixed case by case.
Day5. Tuesday 04
Loop hike in Souaqi Miziara. Old oak trees & water springs
Dinner & Night in Jurd an-Njas. Homestay. 2 nights
Day6. Wednesday 05
Loop hike in Jurd an-Njas. Ridges of Ejr al-Qalaa
Day7. Thursday 06
Loop hike in Jurd an-Njas. Junipers of Wadi Nabaa at-Tawil
Dinner & Night in Sir Denniyeh. Palace Hotel (3*), 3 nights.
Day8. Friday 07
Loop hike in Btermaz. Roman temples of Sfireh
Day9. Saturday 08
Loop hike in Kfarbnine. Cedar forest of Zouarib
Day10. Sunday 09
Loop hike in Izal. The Douraya oak sanctuary
Return to Beirut.
 
Participating fee p/p, transportation excluded
LL.50’000 per day, for individuals
+150’000 average per night. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast, Lunch box
Package price can be negotiated. Depends on group size and number of days.
 
Transfers
Car pooling or Bus transfers can be arranged case by case.
 
Saturday 08
Cultural Tour Details on request.
 
Sunday 09 Regular day hike
Hiking FALOUGHA (Baabda), 40km from Beirut
Loop hikes. Participants can use their own cars.
Bus leaves Beirut at 8am. Gathering Soha Village, 9:30am.
Level 4 (8km, 1500-1700m). Pinewoods & mountain basins on a LMT trail.
Level 6 (11km, 1600-2100m). Soha mountain and water springs.
 
Regular day hikes
Per person Transportation + Guiding
   60’000 for individual adults
   50’000 for adult groups of 2 persons or more
   40’000 for children < 12 ...... Maximum 150’000 per family.
Day hiking own cars, valid only for the regular hikes
   40’000 per participant
 
-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.