Hiking in the Lebanon
Thanks to its great variety in landscapes from rivers, deep valley, steep mountains, forests and beaches, all within a relatively small country, the Lebanon is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.
Several organizations arrange tours which vary from comfortable to advanced hiker status and here are just a few of the destinations:
- Lake Qaraoun
Lebanon’s only artificial lake with a surface of 11 square km. The lake was created in 1959 by the construction of the Litami River dam and is located in the southern region of the Bekaa valley. Tours in various degrees of difficulty lead on hiking paths around the lake which also offers water sport facilities and exquisite fish restaurants along its shores.
- Qornet El Saouda
This is a trip for climbers. Qornet El Saouda is Lebanon’s highest mountain peak at 3080m. Tours last teo days with an overnight stay at Cedars ski resort so the 4-5 hour ascent can be started early.
- Chouf Cedar Reserve
A visit to the legendary cedars of Lebanon is a must when visiting the country and this tour offers ancient cedar trees combined with spectacular views of the Bekaa Valley.
- Horth Eden
A nature reserve at its best. At Horth Eden you can find more than 1000 types of vegetation and you also have a chance to encounter wild animals in their natural habitat.
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