Lebanon Mountain Trail
Fall trek 2014
LMT & JEJU OLLE friendship trail
Lebanon Mountain Trail Association
October 11, 2014
On October 11, the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association inaugurated the Jeju Olle Friendship Trail on
Section 21 of the Lebanon Mountain Trail. The event took place near the famous Jezzine spring and was
organized under the patronage of the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Michel Pharaoun.
The event was attended by the First Secretary of the Korean Embassy in Lebanon, Mr.Yoonho Kim the
President of the Jeju Olle Foundation, Ms. Suh Myung‐Sook the Mayor of Jezzine, Mr. Khalil Harfouch,
the President of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, Mr. Karim El‐Jisr, as well as dozens of hikers.
The Friendship Trail between Lebanon and Korea is a mark of friendship between the two countries. It is
also a platform for recreational and cultural exchange.Whereas the LMT extends 470km from Andaqet
in north Lebanon to Marjayoun in the south, the Jeju Olle Trail is a series of walking routes on Jeju Island
measuring 425km in total. This beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site is almost sub‐tropical in climate,
its scenery passing from wind‐swept coastline, through countless tangerine groves, crisscrossed by
distinctive stone walls, and up to the 1,950m peak of Mt. Halla. The blue figure known as “Ganse”
shaped like a Jeju pony is a symbol of the Jeju Olle Trail and appears on all trail signs.
After a ceremonial opening, the group went on a 6‐km hike on Section 21 of the LMT and was welcomed
at La Maison de la Forêt in Bkassine to a mouthwatering lunch prepared by local women