High Atlas Trek
A superb introduction to the mountains and traditions of Morocco, this trip combines a trek in the High Atlas Mountains with visits to the medinas and palaces of Marrakesh. Explore the narrow alleyways of the souqs and admire exquisite architecture in one of the country's most impressive imperial cities. Outside the bustle of Marrakesh we walk through traditional Berber villages, following trails to alpine pastures set beneath the impressive backdrop of the peaks of the High Atlas mountain range. We learn to respect the simplicity of life in these mountain villages and are awed by spectacular scenery. An ascent of Jebal Toubkal (4167m), the highest mountain in Morocco, is something to aim for on our trek. Not to be under-estimated, reaching the summit is a great achievement and a fitting highlight to round out this adventure.
|DAY 1||Arrive Marrakesh|
|DAY 2||Visit medinas, palaces and gardens in Marrakesh|
|DAY 3||At leisure in Marrakesh|
|DAY 4||Drive to Azzadene Valley, commence trek|
|DAYS 5/8||Trek through Berber villages|
|DAY 9||Ascend Mt Toubkal (4167m)|
|DAY 10||Complete trek at Imlil, drive to Marrakesh|
|DAY 11||Trip concludes Marrakesh|
Excellent guide Mohamed - attentive and courteous to us at all times (even when fasting at Ramadan) and informative. Send him to Australia to promote Morocco! Just such a well balanced trip - a feeling of adventure and camping with the best cook, porters, bedding, showers (every night!) and information about Morocco.