Lebanon Mountain Trail Association

The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Andqet in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 470-km (293 miles) path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 570 metres to 2 011 metres (about 1 840-6 000 feet) above sea level. The LMT showcases the natural beauty and cultural wealth of Lebanon's mountains and demonstrates the determination of the people of Lebanon to conserve this unique heritage. The trail brings communities closer together and expands economic opportunities in rural areas through environmentally and socially responsible tourism.

The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association was established on 31 October 2007.

The objectives of the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association are to:
• Develop, maintain and protect the Lebanon Mountain Trail;
• Establish side trails on the Lebanon Mountain Trail;
• Protect the natural, cultural and architectural heritage and landmarks near the trail; and
• Enhance economic opportunities by promoting responsible tourism.

Member category Nongovernmental Organizations
Country Lebanon
Area Middle East and North Africa
Geographic focus of work Mountains and rural villages
Specific Region(s) Lebanon mountains, from South to North on 470km
Head Martine Btaich
Head title Executive Director
Focal Point title Executive Director
Focal Point Martine Btaich
Alternate Focal Point title Communications Officer
Alternate Focal Point Carlos Bou Nafeh
Address Baabda, Ghaleb Center, 1st floor, Beirut-Lebanon
Telephone 009615955302
Fax 009615955303
Email info@lebanontrail.org
Email 2 communication@lebanontrail.org
Website http://www.lebanontrail.org/
Official language(s) of communication of member English
29/01/2013
Electoral Group Middle East and North Africa Major Groups
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