Hike along the LMT

Lebanon Traveler - - TOURING LEBANON -

One of the best ways to ex­plore the vil­lage’s nat­u­ral heritage is to hike the val­ley and moun­tain trails sur­round­ing it. Has­roun is a start­ing point on the Le­banese Moun­tain Trail, a 470km-long hik­ing trail ex­tend­ing from Aandqet in the north to Mar­jaay­oun in the south. The trail con­tin­ues through the neigh­bor­ing vil­lages of Baza­oun, Bqorqacha and Bqaa Kafra, pass­ing cedar trees, end­ing in the his­toric town of Bshar­reh. The trek in­cludes a stop at Nabaa Ghrakiya, a well-known fresh wa­ter spring in Has­roun that is said to cure kid­ney dis­ease. Im­merse your­self in the area and trek with a lo­cal guide such as Ge­orges Zougheib (70 105546), Joe Rahme (03 832060) or Pierre Ger­manos (03 378403). For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Le­banon Moun­tain Trail As­so­ci­a­tion web­site (lebanon­trail.org).

Words by Reem Joudi for L’hôte Libanais

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