Let it Spring!
For all the beauty and variety it holds, Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, contains 40% of the plant species in Lebanon: spring lover’s haven!
This Sunday, March 24th, Moon Monkey is going up towards the North Western slopes of Mount Lebanon, digging deeper into its wilderness at Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve.
About the Reserve
“Horsh Ehden forest is a unique assemblage of conifers, deciduous and evergreen broadleaf trees in an isolated region with a highly varied topography. Three of the nine bio-geographic zones recognized in Lebanon are represented in Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve, thus contributing to its nationally important biodiversity :1058 species of plants including 39 species are trees such as Cedars, oaks, juniper, and pine, 26 species of mammals, 156 species of birds, 300 species of fungi and 23 amphibians.”
About the Hike
The hike starts at 1410 m above sea level at the reserve entrance. We then go upwards, reaching Ain el Naasa at 1550 m. “Jouar el Jafieh” leads us inside a forest of huge and chaotic Cedars. After that, we reach Tallet el Snoubar or the hill of pine, looping back to the starting point.
Minimum Elevation 1410 m
Maximum Elevation 1700 m
Distance 8.5 km
Duration 4.5 hrs
Level Easy to Moderate
We will meet up at Bou Khalil– Jbeil, at 8:30 a.m. SHARP.
We go together by cars. We can share each other’s cars, so carpooling is an option.
• Hiking shoes, hiking pants, hiking poles.
• 2L of water
• Sunscreen protection
• Garbage bags
•First Aid kit
• Snacks | Dried fruits, bananas, dark chocolate, @Taqabar, Tuna can, nut seeds like cashews and almonds.
Oh, and most of all, turn the monkey mode ON!
Fees: $20 - Please bring the right amount of change.
Including | Mountain guides – First aid assistance – Reserve entrance.
Booking is essential. Book your spot by clicking the reservation button below!
If you have any queries, don’t hesitate to call Lama, on 70 39 89 56