LMT 15 > Baskinta - El-Mtein

Baskinta to El-Mtein - 18.1 Km - North to South Ascent 477 m | Descent 649 m - Challenging 

Trail Description
This section of the LMT begins in the village of Baskinta. You cross the Ouadi el Delb (وادي الدلب ), and pass the church of Saydet el Khalleh (سيدة الخلة ) before reaching the area of Manboukh (منبوخ ), where there is a spring of the same name.  You then pass Bkellaa Lake (بقلاّع ) before descending into the historic village of El Mtain. The main highlights are the spectacular valley views, the cave of Seif el Dawleh (مغارة سيف الدولة ), the church of Saydet el Khalleh (كنيسة سيدة الخلة ), and the Roman ruins at el Jawzeh (الجوزة ). In this section, a 5-km dirt road from Saydet el Khalleh area to the Manboukh is bike friendly. .    

Lodging in Baskinta
Mar Sassine Convent (Baskinta)
Tel: +961 4 288030
Hobeika guest house (Baskinta)
Tel: +961 3 451113
Monte Sannine (Sannine)
Tel: +961 4 251122
Tebechrani Guest house (Baskinta)
Tel: +961 7 379354

Lodging in El Mtain
Qontar Guesthouse (El Mtain)
Tel: +961 4 295043, +961 3 236062
Hidden Valley (Bzibdine)
Tel: +961 4 542878
Nature Land (Bzibdine)
Tel: +961 3 784246

Local Guides 
Walid Rached (El Mtain)
Tel: +961 3 686220
Pierre Nacouzi (El Mtain)
Tel: +961 3 465333

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