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Horch Ehden is a mythical place whose landscapes constitute a true emblem of the Lebanese forest heritage. It is one of most beautiful nature reserves in lebanon where the environment and biodiversity are at the heart of all action. A place located 3.5 km north ofEhden, a beautiful village known for its souk and square, vestiges of the Middle Ages.

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Built against a backdrop of snow in winter or bright sunshine in summer, the Horch Ehden nature reserve is dominated by a forest massif whose richness exceeds all expectations. This exceptional place is worth a visit all year round, whatever the season. It is also this mythical forest that inspired Jabbour Douaihy, the Lebanese writer who won the 2000 Saint-Exupéry prize in hand for his illustrated work entitled “The Soul of the Horch Ehden Forest”.

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Perched in the mountains, 30 km east of Tripoli, the nature reserve by Horch Ehden account of majestic cherry trees. Trees that offer generous fleshy fruits to walkers from the first meters of the path. The ascent can be quite long up to the "hairy" oak which marks the entrance to the reserve. On the way, the sun beats down hard, but the air remains light, setting the pace for all hikers.

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Concretely, the forest of Horch Ehden is a unique combination of conifers, evergreens and deciduous trees. It benefits from an ideal location, in an isolated phyto-climatic region with a very varied topography.

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The Horch Ehden Nature Reserve is home to a exceptional biodiversity, representing 3 of the 9 biogeographic zones of Lebanon. It is a site of national importance where some 1058 species of plants including 39 trees (pine, fir, cedars, etc.) are planted. The reserve also counts 26 species of mammals (mouse, fox, wolfdog, squirrel, etc.), 300 species of mushrooms, 23 species of amphibians (snakes, snakes, etc.) and 156 species of birds (eagle, falcon, pelican, etc.) including 57 are rare.

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The diversity of fauna and flora of the Horch Ehden nature reserve is remarkable. They contrast happily with the colors of nature, offering idyllic landscapes to visitors. A real tourist spot, this place is full of activities to do all year round: mountain biking, hiking, climbing, bird watching, van tours, star gazing, archery, snowshoeing, guided tours and other awareness activities for the whole family.

Ehden Forest is a 5 minute drive from the village of Ehden, a must visit.

Ziyad

Ziyad

Co-founder of Libshop, nutrition enthusiast and digital explorer!

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