Exploring the Anti Atlas
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €695 (land only) - from $845 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive in Agadir. KE Land Only package begins with a transfer to the group hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to explore Agadir. The promenade, marina and souk are all highlights of the town and worth a visit. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Today's start with a picturesque drive of approximately 120 kilometres to Ait Lhaj. We cross the Ait Baha plateau which offers panoramic views. After lunch, we begin trekking, mostly descending on mule tracks before preparing for our first night under canvas among the palms at the oasis of Ait Moussa. Walk distance approx: 2 - 3 hours.
Day 3: After breakfast we trek up to two stunning villages, both are fine examples of local architecture and stunningly located. After descending into the Tazayoute Gorge, our trail climbs up to the Tizi n'Timsguida Pass. After lunch by the river we enjoy a short afternoon walk through the palm groves at Targa n'Touchka to our excellent oasis camp. Walk distance approx: 5 - 6 hours walking.
Day 4: We have time to explore the oasis of Targa n'Touchka, before setting off to hike through a landscape of argan, almond and olive trees. As we pass through charming Berber villages, we'll have time to stop and meet the villagers, a lovely way to learn about their lifestyle in this amazing environment. Tonight we camp near the village of Imzie (670m). Walk distance approx: 5 hours.
Day 5: Today we head into the spectacular Tagdichte Gorge before climbing up to the Tizi n' Tikki Pass (1300m). A highlight along the trail today is the impressively located village of Inzguerne, clinging to the high cliffs and accessed by a stone staircase. After lunch by the river we trek to our camp at Ait Iften (1500m). Walk distance approx: 7 hours. 1270m ascent & 450m descent.
Day 6: Today is a trekking highlight as we initially follow a shepherds trail to the summit of Jebel Lekst - 2359m. From here we are rewarded with magnificent views over the desert, the Anti Atlas and High Atlas, including Toubkal, Morocco's highest peak. After enjoying the views, our long descent heads via Anergui to our final camp at Anamer. Walk distance approx: 7 hours, 760m ascent & 1360m descent.
Day 7: This morning we walk through a variety of beautiful scenery, a wonderful way to finish the trekking week. On reaching Tafraoute we take lunch and have the opportunity to buy local handicrafts before driving across the Tizi Mlil to Agadir ( 2 hours). After checking into the group hotel and freshening up, we'll rendezvous and enjoy a celebratory final dinner. Walk distance approx: 3 hours
Day 8: After breakfast, KE Land Only package ends with a return transfer to the airport.