Hiking Packages

Feel like hiking in Jabal Moussa?

Three main entrances: Qehmez, Mchati and Yahchouch.

APJM organizes hikes all along the week in Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve and after which you can gather for a Traditional homemade lunch at a local house or even in a nearby restaurant (optional).


Package 1:

Level: Moderate
Duration:1-day (3.5 hours hike)
Entrance: Qehmez entrance to Mchati entrance

Itinerary:       
            
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> Start at Baydar esh-Shok/ Qehmez main entrance (1400 m)                                 

--> Moderate hike (trail 1) from Baydar esh-Shok reaching Bir el Masbek (the old well found in the mountain) and arriving to three old houses known as Al Byut (Byut/ Old houses site- 1350m).          
 
--> After visiting the old houses, walk up to the Cross of Yahchouch where the historical Adonis Valley can be admired

--> After the cross visit, walk downhill until you reach Emperor Hadrian's inscriptions

--> Back to Mchati hamlet- next to St Elias church (1050 m)

--> Late lunch prepared by the local community at Mchati (Optional and should be booked ahead of time)

--> Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse available in Ghbeleh Village: "Dimitriades Guesthouse" (Optional and should be booked ahead of time)





Package 2:


Level: Moderate to Advanced
Duration: 1-day (3 hours hike)
Entrance: Mchati entrance

Itinerary:   
   
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> Start at Mchati main entrance, next to St elias church (1050 m)     
                           
--> Advanced hike (uphill) from Mchati to Emperor Hadrian Inscriptions with some explanations about these Insciptions (Hadrian is a Roman Emperor from 117 A.C known to have been one of the first to engage in Forest management)   

--> From the Hadrian Inscriptions stop, hike till you reach the three old houses (Byut site stop- 1350 m) with explanations about the story of the old houses, the biodiversity and the cultural heritage of the Jabal Moussa mountain


--> After visiting the houses, walk up to the Cross of Yahchouch from where the historical Adonis Valley can be admired

--> Walk back to the starting point: Mchati (next to St Elias church) (1050 m)

--> Late lunch prepared by the local community at Mchati (Optional and should be booked ahead of time)

--> Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse available in Ghbeleh Village: "Dimitriades Guesthouse" (Optional and should be booked ahead of time)




Package 3:


Level: Moderate to Advanced
Duration: 1-day (4.5 hours hike)
Entrance: Mchati entrance 

Itinerary:   
    
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> Start at Mchati main entrance, Roman stairs side (1050 m) 

--> Walking up the Roman stairs till reaching the Qehmez entrance (Baydar esh-Shok).
(These stairs are part of the network of roads built by the Roman Empire and that crossed the mountains from the coast to the hinterland)

--> Moderate hike from Baydar esh-Shok to Bir el Masbek, an old well found in the mountain, and arriving to three old houses isolated in the mountain (Byut/Old Houses site stop (1350 m) with explanations about the biodiversity and cultural heritage of the mountain)

--> After visiting the old houses, walk up to the Cross of Yahchouch from where the historical Adonis Valley can be admired

--> After the cross visit, you will walk downhill until you reach Emperor Hadrian's Inscriptions

--> Hike downhill to Mchati entrance (next to St Elias church)

--> Late lunch prepared by the local community at Mchati (Optional and should be booked ahead of time)

--> Bed and Brekfast guesthouse available in Ghbeleh "Dimitirades GuestHouse" (Optional and should be booked ahead of time)


 

Entry Fees:

Adults above 16 years old – 8,000 LBP          Children under 16 years old – 4,000 LBP    

Local Guide: 50,000 LBP/group (Optional but recommended)
Local Guard - No charge

Lunch menu at a local house:

Option 1:
•         Mezze: Fattoush- Tabbouleh- Baked Potatoes- Hommos- Cheese- Labneh- Bayd be Kawarma or Summak- Olives and Vegetables
•         Main dish: Loubieh bi zet and Rice with meat or chicken
•         Drinks: Homemade Sharab et Toot, local Arak, soft drinks

Lunch fee: 30,000 LBP/person

Option 2:
•        Menu: Tabboule or Fattouch + Main Platter + Homemade Sharab et Tout

Lunch fee: 18,000 LBP/person
 

To book your hike, your guide and the lunch option, please contact our Communication and Ecotourism Manager Ms. Christelle Abou Chabke from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm  on the 71-944 405 or our office on 09-643464 or email us on christelle.ach@jabalmoussa.org or info@jabalmoussa.org 

A place not to be missed !

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 Trails Map and Trails Distances.pdf