An international flight with a late morning departure will take us to Beirut. Then, we head north to reach Faraya in a 2,5 hour drive. On the road, we will pass by Harissa, from where the view on the bay of Jounié is unique. The second day we will put on the skis for a few wild turns on the mountains behind Faray.
Overnight in a hostel.
Lebanon Mountains mountain range. Descent through the great flow to reach Baksinta´s convent, where we will spend the night.
Crossing from Mount Barouk to Kefraya. Through a beautiful climb along the cedars, we reach the summit, which dominates over the Bekaa plain. Transfer to the village, often buried under the snow. On the road, we stop to taste the wines of Kefraya.
Overnight at a Druze family house.
A superb single climb. At the top, the view is unique on Lake Tiberias and the Golan Heights. In the distance, you can also see the Lebanon Mountains, where we were the day before.
Also called Sihon, Shanir and Jabal el Sheikh in Arabic (meaning the Old), many ancient people consider Mt. Hermon a sacred mountain. Overnight in the same village as the night before.
The day begins with a long crossing of a plateau, through hills and domes (depending on the snow conditions, you can go on a 4×4 vehicle). The summit is located just before the Qurnat as Sawda, at 3,089 meters. Night at the village of Ainata.
Through Mount Lebanon we join the Valley of the Cedars, a unique landscape that connects the Bekaa valley with the western part of Lebanon. In the distance, you can see the sea.
In the late afternoon, transfer to Beirut via the small port of Biblos.
Overnight at the hotel.
By early morning flights, we reach France.
In hotels, at local houses, at a convent.
I have been a mountain guide since I was 25 years old. My passion for discovering the mountains of the world has led me to the four corners of the earth. Currently, I am also an instructor at the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering (ENSA).
Each year, I organize different trips. I'm in charge of each trip's organization and I'm sometimes also the guide who leads the group. It could either be me or one of my 4 guide friends, who I have been working with for years.
I have been organizing trips around the world for the past 26 years: Alaska, Antractica, Nepal, Mongolia...Over the years, I have organized trips in more than 30 countries.
In recent years I have had the opportunity to discover:
- Ski traverse in Greenland
- Ski touring in Iran, Lebanon, Mongolia, Argentina, Canada
- Climbing in the Yukon at the Lotus Flower, Jordan, Oman
- The high summits of Sichuan, Kula Kangri in Tibet, Langtang Ri in Nepal
I am currently based in Chamonix and the other 3 guides who work with me live nearby as well. If you are interested in traveling far away or discovering the Mont Blanc massif and other places in the Alps, for climbing, ski touring or ice climbing, please contact me. It will be a pleasure for me to organise a trip that meets your expectations.
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