ADVENTUROUS ESCAPE – EHDEN
Ehden is a high altitude Lebanese village (1,500m) in the north part of Mount Lebanon. It is located in the southwestern slopes of Mount Makmal and Qornet el Sawda, the highest peak in Lebanon at 2,088m above sea level. The origins of its name are obscured by time and myth; one explanation is that it derives from the biblical Eden. There are 26 churches and monasteries in Ehden of which five are dedicated to the Virgin Mary and two are dedicated to Saint George. Ehden is also famous for its midan, the main square of the village, its old traditional houses, as well as the Horsh Ehden nature reserve. A few kilometers from the village, 1,450m above sea level, (03 491493; ehdenadventures.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) site for eco-tourism activities and overnight camping.
The Ehden Adventures campsite covers 2,000m2. There you can stay in one of their ready-pitched tents or bring your own. It’s also equipped with a picnic area and toilets.
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Enjoy an ice cream stop at the midan of Ehden and eat mezze at (06 561310). The campsite also organizes special barbecues.
Hike inside Horsh Ehden and admire a mixed forest of juniper, fir and the country’s last protected community of wild apple trees, bordering patches of cedar. A number of water sources can be found in Horsh Ehden, the most important of which are and Ehden Adventures can organize eco-tourism activities in the area including hiking, archery, paragliding and abseiling.
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