33 North: Join the Journey - Mount Hermon Trek (2814 m)
The sacred mountain
was called Sirion by the phoenicians and Hermon in the ancient
testament. This sacred mountain has been renamed Jabal
Al-Shaykh in the modern era.
During the roman period, like Mount-Lebanon, Mount-Carmel
and Mount-Cassius, this summit was considered a sacred place
and a divine residence and the belief is confirmed by the
presence of many temples. In fact, the traces of an ancient
cult still remain at Qasr Antar, namely, a rock in the form
of a cone, from 5 to 6 meters high and surrounded by an
oval stone enclosure.
We will start our trek from Wadi Jeneem above the village
of Chebaa and we will return from different route Ain
Sabroune. Mules are going to carry our personal and camping
equipment up to the mountain.
length: 26 km (day 1 & day 2)
Gained height: 1400 m
Lost height: 1400 m
Difficulty Level: advanced
Meals details: Lebanese food prepared by
our local friends.
Lodging details: bivouacking in tents @
2750 m above sea level.
Transportation details: air conditioned
buses (28 seats).
Gear up with: Warm jacket, balaclava, fleece
jacket, hiking boots, backpack, sunglasses, sun screen,
lipstick, toiletries, spare clothes, head lamp (equipped
with new batteries), 4 litres of water, energetic bars,
a floor mat, sleeping bag, emergency kit.
At such altitude night temperatures are close to zero.
Equip yourself with two backpacks: one that you should carry
during the hike and another one for your personal equipment
(carried by the mules).
140 $ per person (based on a group of 10 participants)
Including: transportation, mountain guides, local guides,
mules for equipment transportation, meals (Saturday: lunch,
dinner) (Sunday: breakfast), tents & insurance.
policy & deadline:
• Deadline registration is 15 days prior to the departure
date, in order to obtain access permission to the mountain.
• A down payment of 50% of the total amount is a must
in order to make a reservation not refunded in case of cancellation
from your side.
• A copy of the ID or passport in order to get the
permit from the Lebanese Army.