Tijd in beweging  3 uren 24 minuten

Tijd  4 uren 41 minuten

Coördinaten 1698

Geüpload 3 januari 2021

Uitgevoerd januari 2021

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1.819 m
1.391 m
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2,3
4,6
9,28 km

120 maal bekeken, 2 maal gedownload

in de buurt El Moukhâda, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

Another hiking day in beautiful Ehmej. Starting from Arz Ehmej camping, we soon left the dirt road to enter "Wadi el Siyyar". This forest trail here is pleasant and well-marked in blue without technical difficulty. The only inconvenience is car engines' noise coming from Ehmej-Laklouk road not far from here. Qornet Hafroun is clearly seen from this part of the trail. After 2 km, you will reach the road going to Moukhada. Cross it and go up to the ponds "Jouwar el Naas". Enjoy amazing panaroma of Hafroun, Namroud and "El Zagh" mountain. Keep following the yellow signs until you see "purple and yellow" signs. This is where the "Tallej trail" intersects with LMT side trail from Aqoura to Ehmej. Follow the LMT side trail that goes up to Tellaj Ehmej. Once you reach Tellaj area, you will find metallic chains securing narrow passage. This part is not dangerous nor technical but people who fear heights may have hard time crossing this zone. Metallic chains are here to make you feel more secure. After Tellaj area, you will reach a kind of mountain pass with amazing sceneries all around. Best place to have lunch or coffee. From here, you start the descent following the well-maintained "purple and yellow" trail. "Ain bou Hmar" is on your way, where you can see water coming from rocks and a kind of stone well close to it. Soon after, you will reach again an asphalt road (the same that goes to Moukhada). Go right and continue on the road for 1 km. This small road is not busy and you will rarely encounter cars on your way. Take your left after "Wardiet campsite" and enter "Wadi el Ghbar". The upper part of this valley is beautiful, a real forest walk, particularly amazing in spring and autumn, but still attractive in winter. The end of "Wadi el Ghbar" is not nice, leading to a factory. You will have to walk then next to Ehmej- Laklouk main road to reach back "Arz Ehmej" (not pleasant walk, check the last part of one of my other trails in the area- Ehmej/Moukhada/Laqlouq/Aqoura/Charbineh). To avoid this part, we decided to leave "Wadi el Ghbar" at some point and we caught a footpath that goes up to a beautiful plateau then down to intersect with "Wadi el Siyyar" close to Arz Ehmej. This part of the trail is amazing and I'm glad i found it to replace my "old" way back to Arz Ehmej camping. I highly recommend this stunning loop in Ehmej. Enjoy and stay safe!
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Arz Ehmej

Kruispunt

Go right to Wadi el Siyyar

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Wadi el Siyyar

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Follow the blue signs

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Foto

Hafroun

Foto

Ehmej-Laklouk Road view

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Beautiful plateau

Laklouk ski slopes in the background
Kruispunt

Go left

Foto

Siyyar valley seen from up

Waypoint

Follow the dirt road

Meer

Jouwar el Naas

Ponds
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Keep these huge rocks to your left

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Bushes

Stay left up on the rocks
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Walk next to this amazing rock

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Keep rocks to your right

Kruispunt

Go right on common trail

Joining LMT side trail
Kruispunt

Go left

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Ascent to Tellaj

Top

Tellaj Ehmej

Risico

Via Ferrata

Go slowly. Watch your steps
Bergpas

View from the pass

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Nice plateau

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Beautiful valley descent

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Walk over the big rock

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Well

Ain Bou Hmar
Flora

Through apple fields

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Road part

Kruispunt

Go left

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Follow the yellow signs

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Amazing forest trail

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Continue straight next to water reservoirs

Kruispunt

Wadi el Ghbar

Leave the trail and go right
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Beautiful passage between rocks

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Beautiful off-trail part

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Found a trail!

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Green plateau

Kruispunt

Back to wadi el Siyyar

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