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33 North: Discover Tannourine and a trekking to Oyoun Orghosh - Wadi Johanam - Akkar

33 North invites you to walk the Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT), the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon! The LMT extends from Qbaiyat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 440-km (275 miles) path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitude ranging from 1,000 meters to 1,800 meters (about 3,000-5,400 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.

For more information to prepare a walk on the Lebanon Mountain trail and spend overnights in local guesthouses please call us for reservation: 33 North.

---The Lebanon Mountain trail – Tannourine section---

The hike starts in the Tanourine cedar reserve and continues downhill toward the Wadi Ain el Raha. From the Wadi we will climb following an old rocky footpath uphill below the cliffs of Shir el Ribaz until we reach the ridge line called Tawarii. From There we will follow a footpath toward the spring of Nabee el Kursi and then to the village of Houb and Tanourine el Fawqa.

"The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is the first long distance hiking trail in Lebanon, extending over 400 km from the north to the south at an altitude ranging from 600 meters to 2,000 meters above sea level".

Practical details

Trip Odometer: 9 km
Trip time: 5 hours
Total uphill: 300 m
Total downhill: 650 m
Type of Terrain: footpath
Level of Difficulty: moderate - advanced

What to bring:

Walking shoes, hiking poles, sunglasses, sun screen, hat, light meal, water, back pack, wind breaker (K-way), sweater.

It is important to call us for reservation: 33 North

---Trekking Oyoun Orghosh - Wadi Johanam - Akkar - 3 days trekking---

Three days of trekking from the Ouyoune Orgosh to reach the stunning areas of Juniper trees in Hermel diving through the huge cliffs of Wadi Johnam Akkar.

Day 0:

Arrival to the area of Cedars of Becharre between 17:00 - 19:00
Dinner and overnight.

Day 1:

Wake up call and breakfast;
Preparation to leave the hotel (prepare our hiking equipment and lunch boxes);
Transportation by bus to Ouyoune orgosh;
5 hours hiking duration from Ouyoune Orgosh (2000 m) to Jbeb el Homer and Boueib, and overnight in Lazzab lodge (1860 m).
Trip odometer: 20 km

Day 2:

Wake up call and breakfast;
Preparation to leave the lodge (prepare our hiking equipment);
7 hours hiking from Lazzab lodge to Wadi Amiri;
Trip odometer: 15 km
Total uphill: 300 m
Lunch, dinner and overnight in Al Jord campsite (2120 m).

Day 3:

Wake up call and breakfast;
Preparations to leave the campsite (prepare our hiking equipment and lunch boxes);
Hike from Wadi Amiri via Wadi Johanam to reach the village of Qamamine,
Trip odometer: 14 km
Total downhill: 1400m
Return to Becharre.
Arrival to Becharre, and departure to Beirut.

Physical rating: challenging - (These trips are physically demanding and best suited for strong people with high endurance levels. Days can be long, often along difficult trails, in remote regions).

Equipments: good hiking boots, walking poles, water bottles, hat, and sun glasses, sunscreen, lipstick, energy bars, backpack, warm clothes, sweater, wind breaker (K-way), toiletries, spare clothes, torch lamp.

For more information and reservation please call 33 North

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