Exploring the Anti Atlas
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €620 (land only) - from $865 (land only)
All Meals and Transfers Included with KE - the Moroccan Experts!
Led by one of our fantastic Moroccan leaders, we'll show you the very best of the Anti Atlas on this great `value for money` trekking week!
- A dramatic winter trekking holiday through Morocco`s south-west
- Magnificent views from the high ridge of Jebel Lekst - 2359m
- Hike through the spectacular Tazayoute and Tagdichte Gorges
- Walk through mountains which are home to the shy Cuvier gazelles
- Trek across the Tizi n' Tikki Pass (1300m) and camp at an oasis
South of the High Atlas, the long chain of the Anti-Atlas is characterised by rugged rock formations, striking fortified Kasbahs, terraced valleys and hidden oases. Relatively few trekkers make it to this part of Morocco and it's usual to have the trails to ourselves, as we penetrate to the heart of this red granite massif. Sunsets are simply sensational, as the rocks reflect the light, changing from orange to red to violet. We visit Berber villages and have the chance to meet the proud inhabitants of this ancient and arid land, whose tenuous survival depends on their herding of sheep and goats. Often in commanding positions, the village-fortresses of the Anti Atlas are dry-stone built and feature impressive doors and porches often with finely carved detail. Our superb 5-day trek leads through palm-filled gorges and across high passes and at our high point on the airy ridge of Jebel Lekst (2359m), the views extend northwards to the snow-capped summits around Mount Toubkal. The Anti Atlas provides a superb destination for mountain walking in winter, suitable both for first-time trekkers and for the more experienced in search of new horizons.
Is this holiday for you?
This trekking holiday is suitable for anyone with a good level of fitness. The underfoot conditions encountered on this trip will vary from well-established trails between villages, to steeper and sometimes rocky slopes. You should be comfortable with trekking for between 5 and 7 hours each day with ascents of up to 350m. / 1150ft. (750m. / 2,500ft. on the summit day of Jebel Lekst).