The most prestigious and dense cedars forests in Lebanon are situated at a high altitudes in the Shouf Mountains around 2 hours from Beirut city.
Our tour will start by driving up to the mountain peaks at 1800m altitude.
As soon as we reach our destination, a short gathering with the local mountain guide for important instructions and then a moderate level hike will start to discover the majestic Cedars and the wild life. A Panoramic view of the Bekaa valley (east) and Mount Lebanon province (west) is guaranteed while walking thru the natural reserve of Maaser el Shouf protected forest all the way to Al Barouk. (Average time spent inside the forest is around 3 hours but may be greater or lessened upon request)
Security first: A professional mountain rescue team is available in case of any accident or injury.
Please make sure to carry the following items: A small bottle of water, a small snack (nuts, fruits, dried fruits…) paper tissue and sun screen protection.
Equipment: Hiking shoes, hiking sticks, a hat, appropriate clothing depending on weather forecast, and a backpack .
Lunch is optional after the hike at one of The Mountain’s Lebanese cuisine restaurants.
Our adventure starts at 09:00 from your hotel and back around 17:00
PS: This tour may be cancelled in severe weather conditions.