Lebanon Mountain Trail
Lebanon's longest distance hiking trail
The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Andqet in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 470-km (293 miles) path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitude ranging from 670 meters to 2,011 meters (about 1,840-6,000 feet) above sea level. The LMT showcases the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Lebanon's mountains and demonstrates the determination of the people of Lebanon to conserve this unique heritage. The trail brings communities closer together and expands economic opportunities in rural areas through environmentally- and socially-responsible tourism.
The LMT Association is not a Tour Operator that organizes daily or weekly hikes on the LMT. The LMTA is a development association; in order to promote the LMT, the LMTA organizes only two hiking trips per year (Thru Walk in April and Fall Trek in October).
Hikers essential info
The LMT is marked from section 5 to section 22 (278KM), an exception for section 18 and 19 where the trail crosses the Shouf Biosphere Reserve. The marks are in white and purple paint, in both directions, from south and north. If you are a keen hiker, you can walk easily on these marks without any problem and getting lost. The marked sections are tested, but in some locations where no trees and rocks are available, you won't find marking. Due to new road opening or excavations, some marks could have been lost.
On sections 6 & 9 you will find other blazes in red and white, yellow and white, blue and white which you should ignore if you choose to walk on the LMT.
Sections 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, 13, 14,15,16,17,20, 21 and 22 are completely blazed with white and purple marks,
Sections 1,2,3,23,24,25,26 (18 and part of 19 inside the Shouf Biosphere reserve) are still not blazed.
There are no information panels or directional signs yet on the LMT. Once you are on the head trail of the blazed section, you must look for the marks (blazes) inside the village to show you the departure path.
The Baskinta Literary Trail (BLT) path is only marked with information panels and directional signs.
There are 20 maps for 26 sections that are still not updated since 2008.
LMT maps can be bought in the lodging facilities on the trail and at the LMTA office in Baabda
For more information and assistance, please send us to firstname.lastname@example.org / Whatsapp +961 3 349537,
If you wish to plan your own hike (including booking lodging, hiring local guide …), click on "Hike the LMT".
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