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Lebanon Traveler - - AGENDA DECEMBER -

Smar Jbeil - Jrabta – Sghar hike

A beau­ti­ful hike pass­ing through the ru­ral re­gions of Ba­troun tak­ing in 6th Cen­tury church Al Sayde (St Mary) and the Phoeni­cian citadel of Smar Jbeil be­fore hik­ing to Jrabta vil­lage, vis­it­ing LBC’S premises where “El Wadi” was filmed, along with the Monastery and Mu­seum of St. Rafqa and the an­cient Al Qat­tine monastery in­side three caves, with an al­tar, ar­cades, arches, and ru­ins. Meet­ing point Mar Maroun Church, Dora. LL35,000. Dale Co­ra­zon

Snow­shoe­ing

En­joy a day of win­ter snow­shoe­ing at mod­er­ate level dif­fi­culty in the heart of na­ture of Chabrouh, Mount Le­banon.

Kfarhabrakh hike

A day’s hike around the Chouf re­gion of Kfarhabrakh. Level 4 hik­ers (9km, 8001100m) pass by a water­mill and the emir’s canal, level 6 (13km, 500-1100m) fol­low the river val­ley of Nabaa as-safa. Meet­ing point Sagesse (Hik­meh School), Achrafieh. LL40,000, LL70,000 mar­ried cou­ples, LL35,000 stu­dents, LL30,000 un­der 18s. Hik­ing trips are ev­ery Sun; check libantrek. com for up­dated sched­ule. Libantrek

Barouk for­est hike

A hike through the mag­i­cal Chouf Cedar Re­serve of Barouk to get close and per­sonal with the trees that are the heart of Le­banon. Meet­ing point ALFA, Furn el Cheb­bak. LL35,000. Born2hike

Meet­ing point Sodeco Square. LL39,000. Be­yond By­b­los

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