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

 

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 during the fuel crisis

Per person, excluding transportation

Lebanese: LL.100'000-

Non-Lebanese: LL.150'000-

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

 

SEPTEMBER

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.

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Some information is no longer valid during Corona pandemic.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.