If you are in the mood for a hike in beautiful scenery, Horsh Ehden is the pathway to follow. This mountainous sanctuary features rare plants, including endemic species, while harboring endangered wildlife like Bonelli’s eagles, gray wolves, wildcats, Golden Jackals, and Red Foxes.
Sunsets are better in the Lebanese mountains. After spending the day in Ehden, chill and sip a drink while admiring the golden hour. Pass by any of the sunset bars where you can unwind in style as the sun dips below the horizon.
The Saydet el Hosn church, also known as The Lady of the Fortress, is a historical church in Ehden. It overlooks a panoramic view over the village and surrounding sites that will make you feel like you are on top of the world.
From the venerable St. Georges Cathedral where Youssef Beik’s tomb is to the serene simplicity of Our Lady of Qannoubine Chapel, Ehden is also known for religious tourism. Discover all of the small chapels and visit the gorgeous churches.
When visiting this village, you have to try the traditional Zgharta kibbeh (kibbeh Zghortawiyeh), which is characterized by a large round size and stuffed with sautéed onion and meat, and melted fat.
Have a Drink
The village of Ehden even boasts a lively nightlife scene with enticing options like Minus Pub, Louis Bar, Label, Noir Resort, Ace Bar, and Trace, ensuring your evenings are filled with drinks, music, and vibrant energy.
Ehden offers a multitude of stunning guesthouses and hotels, providing an ideal escape for you and your companions to explore the various attractions and fully engage in the village’s charm for a brief retreat.
Check out the statue of Youssef Beik Karam
Born in 1823, Youssef Beik Karam was a historic hero who fought the Ottoman Empire’s rule in Mount Lebanon.
So when visiting the village, you can check out his statue, which is a historical landmark in Ehden.
Visit Saint Mema Church
Saint Mema Church is described to be one of the oldest Maronite churches in Lebanon and the Levant area where ancient writings in Greek and Syriac can be found.
Visit the valley of Qannoubine
The Valley of Qannoubine, also known as the Kadisha Valley, is the ultimate destination to visit when on your way to Ehden.
Located in Bcharre and Zgharta districts, the Qannoubine Valley is one of the best destinations filled with caves, chapels, ancient monasteries, and an amazing waterfall!