Why Lebanon?

Lebanon is one of the most fascinating countries with a mix of the West and the Middle East. Many people have started visiting this country as the food is great, the beach resorts are incredible, and there is a lot to explore. With a history of more than seven thousand years, you will find an old-time charm along with modernity.


What to Expect?

Lebanon is a country known for its diverse culture, breathtaking scenery, amazing cuisine, and hospitable people, which is what the culture is all about. Of course, there is much more to this than their hospitality, People throughout the country mostly speak three languages. Of course, the official language and the language people speak the most is Arabic. Besides that, the top two languages that people widely use here are English and French.

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Lebanon is home to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes and hiking trails. From nature reserves to lakes, rivers, and valleys, Lebanon offers a diverse range of hiking options that cater to all levels of expertise. Hike in Lebanon and enjoy the beautiful nature!

Arrival to Beirut.

Transfer to tanourine (1.30min).

Dinner and overnight in Deir Houb (double rooms).

Transfer to Hadath el Jebbeh.

Hike the two Cedar Forest of Hadath el Jebbeh and Tanourine. These two cedar forests are considered among the rarest and noblest forests of Lebanon. The Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve protects one of the largest and densest cedar forests in Lebanon. Eighty percent of the trees in the forest are cedars. Hikers will pack their lunch box for a lunch on the trail. 

Distance 11 km.

Total ascent 550 m.

Total descent 500m.

Physical level: medium. 

Transfer to Kozhaya Monastery.

Guided hike through the Qadicha Valley.

The Qadisha valley is one of the most important early Christian monastic settlements in the world. Its monasteries, many of which are of a great age, stand in dramatic positions in a rugged landscape.

Lunch in a restaurant in the valley.

Distance 10 km.

Total ascent 550 m.

Total descent 500 m. 

Physical level: medium. 

Transfer to the Cedars of Bsharri.

Dinner in and overnight in an hotel. 

Transfer through the high plateau to Ouyoune Orgosh.

Hike from Ouyoune Orgosh to Rabiaa.

Ouyoun Orghosh is a name in plural form given to a high mountain region with an abundance of springs of water on the Eastern face of Cornet es-Sawda, the highest mountain of Lebanon that dominates the Beqaa Valley. The landscape is somewhat bare of vegetation, relieved only by a few scattered trees, either junipers or Mediterranean oaks, and without the usual cultivated terraces that climb most Lebanese mountain slopes however steep. There are only a few patches of plough land, for the area was never easy to reach in the past. On todays hike you will experience the majestic Juniper trees. 

Distance 9 km.

Total ascent 200 m.

Total descent 700 m. 

Lunch in a restaurant.

Dinner and overnight in wooden cabins in Deir el Ahmar. 

Transfer through the plateau to the Hermel. We will take a scenic road. From 2700 m above sea level we will able to see the Mediterranean Sea, the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon’s highest summits, and the Anti-Lebanon Mountain Range. 

Rafting in the Orontes River. The Orontes is an all-year navigable river. On our way, we will be able to visit the 27 m Hermel Pyramid. 

Lunch in a restaurant on the river.

Transfer to Beirut and end of the program. (make sure to book your flight after 9 pm)



Lebanon has a Mediterranean-type climate characterized by hot and dry summers (June to September) and cool and rainy winters (December to mid-March), with an average annual temperature of 15˚C. Along the coast, summers are hot and humid with temperatures crossing 35°C in August. But due to the moderating effect of the sea, the daily temperature range is narrower than it is inland. January is the coldest month, with temperatures around 5 to 10°C. The mean annual rainfall on the coast ranges between 700 and 1,000 mm. About 70% of the average rainfall in the country falls between November and March and is concentrated during only a few days of the rainy season, falling in heavy cloudbursts or violent storms. Precipitation in inland Lebanon is higher than precipitation along the coast (1,600 mm), with snow in the mountains.



Lebanon, a country located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It consists of a narrow strip of territory and is one of the world’s smaller sovereign states. The capital is Beirut. Though Lebanon, particularly its coastal region, was the site of some of the oldest human settlements in the world. As in any mountainous region, the physical geography of Lebanon is extremely complex and varied. Landforms, climate, soils, and vegetation undergo some sharp and striking changes within short distances. Four distinct physiographic regions may be distinguished: a narrow coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea, the Lebanon Mountains (Jabal Lubnān), Al-Biqāʿ (Bekaa) valley, and the Anti-Lebanon and Hermon ranges running parallel to the Lebanese Mountains.



All three meals are served to you from the famous Lebanese cuisine, while all dietary requirements are catered for. All meals give you the required nutrients you need for the hike and they are delicious too!



You will be able to experience sleeping over in different monasteries along side hotels in Lebanon to get the full hiking experience.



best time to travel:

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    • The price displayed is for a min of 5 people ( for 2-4 people the price would be $1900)
    • One mountain leader
    • transportation during the whole trip
    • double rooms accommodations
    • Meals as mentioned above
    • Entrance to the reserve, 


    • All types of insurance
    • Alcohol drinks
    • Lunch on Day 1
    • Dinner and overnight on day 5

    tips for the driver and the guides.