Lebanon Mountain Trail
Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is a 350-plus km national hiking trail extending from Al Qobaiyat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south.
The LMT demonstrates the determination of Lebanon's mountain communities to conserve their unique natural and cultural heritage. Through environmentally and socially responsible rural ecotourism, the trail also helps to expand economic opportunities in rural areas; mobilize volunteers, youth and community groups for a worthwhile cause; and promote governance at all levels.
Flora and fauna
A journey on the trail will bring the Lebanese, and those of Lebanese descent, closer to this land, to our history, and to each other. Foreign visitors of the LMT will have the opportunity to discover Lebanon’s natural beauty, connect with her warm and friendly people, and experience age-old culture and culinary delights. Chances are you will want to return! On the LMT, expect to see and discover:
- Towering snow-capped mountains and deep lush valleys
- Magnificent vistas overlooking the Mediterranean
- Three nature reserves with cedar and pine forests
- Medieval and Ottoman castles
- Roman roads/temples and Byzantine churches
- Rock inscriptions by order of Roman Emperor Hadrian
- Old red-tiled roof villages
- Fascinating legends
- Palaces of the Emirs
- Birthplaces of literary giants
- Hermitages, rock-cut monasteries, and heritage museums
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