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Fall Trek 2017 - Oct 13 to 29, 2017

 Together We Walk To Protect Our Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Hiker,

You can now book your trek in the LMT Fall Trek 2017. 

On October 13, one group of hikers will start in Jdeidet Marjaayoun in the south, and another one will start in Andqet in the north. Both groups will meet on Sunday, October 29 around Lassa village.

During the Fall Trek, hikers can walk the 16 days, or join for sectional hikes (any number of days) or weekend hikes (2 days and 2 nights).  

Together We Walk to Protect Our Mountains!

 

Every year we highlight a special theme. In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, we walked for Water Conservation, Birds, Trail Protection, Cultural and Archaeological Heritage, and for Food Heritage respectively. This year, hikers are walking for the Mountains.

 

Lebanon’s mountains are more than ever endangered by the unplanned development. 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 menacing the trail’s existence and the trailside heritage and resource, and above all the shared space for healthy and fresh air, serenity and recreation.

 

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

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BOOK

 

PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND READ THE PRACTICAL GUIDELINES to know more about

-       Reservation details

-       Payment and Cancellation Terms

-       Where you will sleep and how is your transportation arranged

-       What gear and equipment you need to bring with you

-       LMTA zero waste policy

 

 

 

 

RESERVATION

ü  Deadline for booking is October 6, 2017

ü  Reservations should include at least one overnight before the selected hiking day. Standalone-day hikes are not accepted (one-day hikers MUST join the team one day prior to the hike - joining the team on the same morning of the hike is NOT accepted)

        ü  Reservations must be done online on www.lebanontrail.net.

ü  No registration will be accepted for more than one person with no inquiry filled online.

ü  Booking will be on a first-come first-served basis, and subject to a full payment within the first 7 days of registration.

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

 

ü  WAITING LIST: in case places are fully booked and you still wish to participate in the trek, please write to info@lebanontrail.org mentioning your wish to be added to the waiting list with all details: hiking and overnight dates and contact details. We will contact you in case places are available, following a first come first served basis.

 

 

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

 

 

 

FEES

 

$85/ person/ day/ Overnight

 

Fees include:

ü  Accommodation

ü  All meals (dinner, breakfast and lunch box)

ü  Local Guides services

ü  Tour Leaders

ü  Nature reserve entries

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

ü  Transportation from LMTA office Fridays and to the LMTA office Sundays

 

 Discounts (please contact the LMTA info@lebanontrail.org)

ü  10% for members

ü  15% college and school students (upon valid student ID)

 

 

 

PAYMENT TERMS

 

ü  Payment can be done online or at the LMTA office Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm

 

ü  Full payment must be settled within 7 days (a week) from hiker’s online registration; otherwise booking will be automatically cancelled

 

ü  Deadline for full payment is October 6, 2017

 

 

 

CANCELLATION 

 

ü  Cancellation after full payment is subject to 50% refund only

 

 

ü  Cancellation 3 days before participant's scheduled hike (and in case of no show up on the day of the hike) is subject to 100% charge

 

TRANSPORTATION AND WEEK END BUS TRANSFER

 

Transportation is available and free on the following dates:

Fridays, October 13, 20 and 27. Departure 4 pm, LMTA Office in Baabda to LMT Section

Sundays, October 15, 22 and 29 from LMT Section to LMTA Office in Baabda

Hiker will be responsible for his/ her own transportation on other days.

 

 

CALENDAR and DIFFICULTY LEVELS

 

Fall Trek 2017

Squirell team فريق السنجاب (North to South)

Day

Date

Section #

From

To

Distance in KM

Level of difficulty

Approximate Ascent in meters

Approximate Descent in meters

 

1

Oct-13

Transfer from LMTA Office to Andqet

 

 

 

 

2

Oct-14

0

Andqet 

El Qoubayiat

17

Difficult

663

720

3

Oct-15

1

El Qoubaiyat 

Tashea

18.5

Very Difficult

1216

642

4

Oct-16

2

Tashea

el Qemmamine

23

Very Difficult

1022

1511

5

Oct-17

3

el Qemmamine

Kfar Bnine

9.3

Very Difficult

922

587

6

Oct-18

4

Kfar Bnine

Bqaa Safrine

14.7

Very Difficult

1060

1027

7

Oct-19

5

Bqaa Safrine

Ehden

18

Very Difficult

1143

897

8

Oct-20

6

Ehden

Qozhaya / Ouadi Qannoubine

10.4

Challenging

484

959

9

Oct-21

Adjacent Trail 

Qozhaya/Ouadi Qannoubine

Ouadi Qannoubine/Qozhaya 

23

Difficult

935

1231

10

Oct-22

7

Qozhaya/Qadisha valley

Bcharre

13.7

Challenging

1277

797

11

Oct-23

8

Bcharre

Bazaoun

19.3

Difficult

897

912

12

Oct-24

Adjacent Trail 

Bazaoun

Hadath el Jebbeh

14

Challenging

366

795

13

Oct-25

Adjacent Trail 

Hadath el Jebbeh

Tannourine el-Faouqa

23

Difficult

923 (aprox)

563 (aprox)

14

Oct-26

LMT Side Trail

Tannourine el-Faouqa

Douma

10.7

Difficult

476

986

15

Oct-27

LMT Side Trail

Douma

El Aqoura

12.2

Very Difficult

1194

813

16

Oct-28

11

El Aqoura

Afqa

20

Difficult

932

958

17

Oct-29

12

Afqa

Faraya (Chabrouh)

18.2

Difficult

946

803

 

 

 

 

 

265

 

 

 

Note: Both teams will meet up on the last day around Lassa area at mid day

 

Fall Trek 2017

Badger team فريق الغرير (South to North)

Day

Date

Section #

From

To

Distance in KM

Level of difficulty

Approximate Ascent in meters

Approximate Descent in meters

 

1

Oct-13

Transfer from LMTA Office to Marjaayoun

 

 

 

 

2

Oct-14

26

Marjaayoun

Hasbaiya

16

Challenging

601

626

3

Oct-15

25

Hasbaiya

Rachaiya

24.5

Very Difficult

1311

829

4

Oct-16

24 / 23

Rachaiya

Kaoukaba/Aaitanit

24

Very Difficult

870

1174

5

Oct-17

22

Aaitanit

Jezzine

15

Difficult

951

881

6

Oct-18

LMT Side Trail

Jezzine 

Bkassine

17

Challenging

515

687

7

Oct-19

LMT Side Trail 

Bkassine 

Niha

23

Difficult

976

749

8

Oct-20

20

Niha

Maaser

14

Difficult

830

748

9

Oct-21

19

Maaser

El Barouk

14

Difficult

668

1067

10

Oct-22

18

El Barouk

Ain Zhalta

22

Difficult

1221

1093

11

Oct-23

17

Ain Zhalta

Falougha

18

Difficult

854

480

12

Oct-24

Adjacent Trail

Jabal el Kneisse

18

Challenging

623

642

13

Oct-25

16

Falougha

El Mtain

14.7

Difficult

607

1052

14

Oct-26

15

El Mtain

Baskinta

17.5

Difficult

1099

1004

15

Oct-27

14

Baskinta

Kfardebiane

21.3

Difficult

1004

947

16

Oct-28

13

Kfardebiane

Faraya (Chabrouh)

12.5

Challenging

753

357

17

Oct-29

12

Faraya (Chabrouh)

Afqa 

18.2

Difficult

803

946

 

 

 

 

 

290

 

 

 

Note: Both teams will meet up on the last day around Lassa area at mid day

 

 

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