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Switcher of the Month

Our Switcher of the month in April 2018 is the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association, The (LMT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. 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
Published on Jun 01, 2016

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Switcher of the Month

Photo credit: @LMT

We are delighted and proud to announce our Switcher of the Month in April is Joseph Karam and his team at the Lebanon Mountain Trail Association. The trail opened to hikers.since 2007 and its major mission is protecting the mountains over which the trail runs. 

“Currently, around 20% of the trail is officially protected, in places where it transects nature reserves, protected areas, and heritage sites,” expands Martine Btaich, the LMT Association’s Executive Director.

LMT association Board members

The association works with every community along the trail, creating rural jobs through guest house ownership and mountain guiding opportunities. There is at least one local guide along each of the LMT’s 27 sections. In February 2018, the association also launched Mountain Explorers, an online tool where students can virtually learn about the natural resources, biodiversity, culture, and landscape of mountain regions worldwide.

Check out their website and follow them on their Facebook page and Twitter