Lebanon Mountain Trail Association
Lebanon's longest distance trail
HIKING THE LEBANON MOUNTAIN 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. Please do not confuse with Tour Operators and NGO's or Clubs that organize hiking events in Lebanon.
The LMTA is a development association; it organizes only two hiking trips per year (Thru Walk in April and Fall Trek in October) in order to promote the LMT
Hikers essential info:
The LMT is marked from section 5 to section 21 (258KM), an exception for section 18 and 19 where the trail cross 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, please inform the Association about these abuses. Please note that on section 6 & 9 you will find other blazes direcions in red, yellow, blue and white which you shoud ignore if you are walking on the LMT and follow always the purple and white blazes.
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 BLT path is only marked with information panels and directional signs.
There are 20 maps for 26 sections, there are no map yet or section 0, there have been changes and updates on these sections since 2008, the maps are not updated yet, when you walk on blazed sections, please be sure to follow the marks when you see differences between these marks and the maps. You can buy the set of maps (20 map for 26 sections) or individual map at the LMTA offices in Baabda, or at many lodgings on the LMT.
On the trail:
1 - Section 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12, 13, 14,15,16,17,20 and 21 are completely blazed with white and purple marks
2 - Section 1,2,3,4,22,23,24,25,26 (18 and 19 inside the Shouf Biosphere reserve) are not blazed
You can find the LMT maps in the lodging facilities on the trail and at the LMTA office in Baabda
For more information, please send us on firstname.lastname@example.org, WatsApp +961 3 349537
If you wish to plan your own hike (including booking lodging, hiring local guide …), click on "Hike the LMT".