Lebanon Mountain Trail

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Lebanon Mountain Trail
Length440 km (273 mi)
Hiking details
SeasonAll year round
Bsharri in Winter
Bsharri in Summer

The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is a long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Andaket in north of Lebanon to Marjayoun in the south along a 470 km (290 mi) path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 570 to 2,011 meters (about 1,870-6,598 feet) above sea level.


ECODIT, a company providing environmental and development consulting services, implemented the LMT project with grant funding from the United States, under a two-year (2005-2007) Cooperative Agreement with USAID Lebanon. As part of the LMT project, ECODIT helped establish the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association to "ensure the long-term sustainability of the trail".[citation needed]

The following partners helped implement various activities under the LMT project:


ECODIT Liban sarl
The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
University Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK)

Resource Groups

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)
US Forest Service (USFS)
Club des Vieux Sentiers (CVS)


About 50 municipalities
Government Agencies (Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Environment, Directorate of Geographic Affairs, Directorate General of Urban Planning, Litani River Authority)
Lebanese Scout Organizations
Tour Operators (Biladi, Cyclamen, Esprit Nomade, Lebanon Roots, Liban Trek, Lebanon Roots, Vamos Todos, Blue Carrot Adventure Club, Club Des Vieux Sentiers, Friends of Nature With No Boundaries, Gravity Trek, Ibex Ecotourism, La Réserve Afqa, Lebanese Adventure, The Club of Hidden Roads of Lebanon, Responsible Mobilities)
NGOs (Ansar El Bi’a Sir Ed Dinniyeh, Friends of Bcharre Cedar Committee, Environment Council of Qobaiyat, SOIL Hasbaya, Friends of Tannourine Cedar Forest, Friends of Horsh Ehden, Wadi Al Zouhour Qmamine, Friends of Green Environment Association Al Barouk, Al Shouf Cedar Society, Al Beit Al Loubnani Lal Bi’a (Kfarhim), Al Khraibi Club, The Cultural and Social League of Niha, Social Development NGO Boqaatat Kanaan, Active Club Kfardebian, Social Cultural and Sporting Club of Aqoura)


The LMT is divided into 27 sections, each of which is 9–24 km long and can be hiked in one day:

Section 0: Andaket–Qobaiyat

  1. Qobaiyat-Tachea
  2. Tachea–Qemmamine
  3. Qemmamine–Kfar Bnine
  4. Kfar Bnine–Sir Dinniyeh
  5. Sir Ed Dinnieh–Ehden
  6. Ehden–Qannoubine
  7. Qannoubine–Bsharri
  8. Bsharri–Hasroun
  9. Hasroun–Tannourine
  10. Tannourine El Faouqa–Aaqoura
  11. Aaqoura–Afqa
  12. Afqa–Hrajel
  13. Hrajel–Kfar Aaqab
  14. Kfar Aaqab–Baskinta
  15. Baskinta–Mtain
  16. Mtain–Falougha
  17. Falougha–Aain Zhalta
  18. Aain Zhalta–Barouk
  19. Barouk–Maasser
  20. Maasser–Niha
  21. Niha–Jezzine
  22. Jezzine-Aaytanit
  23. Aaytanit-Kawkaba Bou Aarab
  24. Kawkaba Bou Aarab–Rashaya
  25. Rachaya–Hasbaya
  26. Hasbaya–Marjayoun


Lodging is available in many of the villages along the trail. Several bed and breakfasts operate in villages that are at the ends of the trail sections. The LMT Association maintains a list of available lodging along the trail on its website (see External links below).

Local guides[edit]

LMT Association encourages hikers to hire local guides when hiking the trail. The local guides know the trails and can add local color to the hike. The association's web site lists the local guides.

External links[edit]