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THRU WALK 2017 - April 1st to 30th, 2017

Walking for Our Mountains

 

Dear Hiker


For the 9
th consecutive year, the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association is organizing its Annual April Thru-Walk from April 1 to April 30, 2017, and has started accepting hikers’ registrations. 

 

This year, one team will hike from Andqet, Akkar, in the North, to Jdeidet Marjaayoun in the South; and a second team will start in Marjaayoun to finish in Andqet. 

 

During the Thru Walk, hikers can do the whole Thru Walk, or join the core team of Thru-Walkers over few days for sectional hikes (any number of days) or weekend hikes (2 days and 2 nights). 

 

 

 

IN 2017 WE WILL WALK FOR OUR MOUNTAINS

 

Every Thru-Walk highlights a special theme. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, hikers walked for Water Conservation, for Birds, for Trail Protection, for Cultural and Archaeological Heritage, and for Food Heritage respectively. This year, hikers will walk for the Mountains. 

 

Lebanon’s mountains are more than ever endangered by the crawling of concrete and the irrational and unplanned exploitation of its resources. Unfortunately, only 20% (approximately) of the LMT is protected. This is where the trail transects protected areas and nature reserves. The remaining parts of the trail are threatened on daily basis by many environmental violations. Quarries, new roads and unplanned real estate developments, waste and dumpsites are threatening the trail’s existence and the heritage and resources that it is trying to preserve and celebrate.

 

This year, we are raising the attention, again and out loud, to the importance of taking care of our mountains. 

 

Special events will be organized during the Thru Walk and will be communicated to you later.

 

 

 

 

RESERVATION

 

 

Registration until February 4 is exclusive to the hikers who will walk at least 10 consecutive days.

Any registration done before February 4 that includes less than 10 days will be automatically deleted.

 

Each hiker must reserve online (www.lebanontrail.net); no registration will be accepted for more than one person with no inquiry filled and sent to LMTA.

 

To enjoy the experience and the trail, the maximum number of hikers per day/overnight is 20 hikers per group.

 

The LMT Association reserves all rights to accept or deny an application upon its own discretion.

 

 

 

FEES

 

The TW2017 PRICES ARE:

Thru Walker (30 days/nights): USD 2,300 instead of USD 2,550

Thru Walker (30 days/nights), MEMBER: USD 2,170 instead of USD 2,550

Thru Walker (30 days/nights), STUDENT: USD 1,920 instead of USD 2,550

Please note that discounts apply upon payment.

 

Sectional hike & overnight: USD 85

Sectional hike & overnight, MEMBER: USD 77

Sectional hike & overnight, STUDENT: USD 70

One day hike (only if places are available): USD 25

 

Fees include:

Accommodation

All meals

Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Reserve Entries

Transportation of luggage from one section to another (except for the one-day hikers)

Transportation from LMTA office Fridays and to the LMTA office Sundays

 

One day hike (only if places are available): USD 25

Fees include:

Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Reserve Entries

 

Payment can be done online or at the LMTA office Mondays through Fridays from 8 am to 4 pm.

 

 

 

CANCELLATION 

 

A non-refundable down payment of 50% of the total fees is requested at the time of your registration. Please note that if your payment is not received within 10 days of your online booking, your registration will be automatically cancelled.

Your full payment should be done by March 22; otherwise your registration will be automatically cancelled.

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Transportation is available and free on the following dates:

Fridays, 4pm: LMTA Office in Baabda to LMT Section

Sundays: LMT Section to LMTA Office in Baabda, except for Easter Sunday, bus will return on Monday, April 17. 

 

Otherwise, the transport is on your own from and to your destination. 

 

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND PRACTICAL GUIDELINES 

 

Click here to view the Thru-Walk Terms and Conditions and Practical Guidelines.

 

 

 

PROGRAM

Click here to download the program in pdf.

 


 

 

 

 

Happy Trails!

The LMTA Team