Horsh Ehden is a Nature Reserve located in North Lebanon, it contains a particularly diverse and beautiful remnant forest of the Cedar of Lebanon, making the reserve a very important part of the country’s cultural and natural heritage.

 

ehden nature reserve

ehden nature reserveLocated on the northwestern slopes of Mount Lebanon and pampered by mist and relatively high precipitation, a multitude of rare and endemic plants that flourish in it. Stands of cedars are bordered by a mixed forest of juniper, fir, and the country’s last protected community of wild apple trees.

 

ehden nature reserve

ehden nature reserve

On a peaceful hike through the forest, the lucky visitor might spot an endangered Eastern Imperial Eagle or Bonelli’s Eagle, a Gray wolf, or a wildcat. The reserve’s beautiful valleys and gorges, with their wild orchids, brightly colored salamanders, mushrooms, and other flora and fauna, are sure to soothe even the most harried visitor.

 

ehden nature reserve

ehden nature reserve

In this forest, the diversity of tree community is enchanting. they represent most Lebanese forest types, forming a mosaic inof island forests. spread across nine sub-regions. Explore the forest throughout the four seasons to witness the seasonal transformation of the trees.

ehden nature reserve

ehden nature reserve

Looping the nine sub-region of Horsh Ehden in a day, while trekking off trail on short laps, is an enriching adventure, an unforgettable four seasons journey in one of the most charming, colorful forests in the country. The forest holds deep contrasts, like Lebanon itself, reflecting the beautiful contradiction found in nature.

 

ehden nature reserve

 

ehden nature reserve

Written by Rana Tanissa