Exploring the Anti Atlas
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €670 (land only) - from $865 (land only)
Day 1: Arrive in Agadir. KE Land Only services begin with a transfer to the group hotel. Depending on your flight arrival time, after settling in you may have the opportunity to do a little exploration. Agadir is a modern city most famous for its fine crescent shaped beach of golden sand, which is a pleasant place to stroll. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
Day 2: After our scenic drive of approximately 120 kilometres, we arrive at Ait Lhaj in time for lunch. In the afternoon we start trekking on a pleasant downhill trail for approximately for 2 - 3 hours. On arriving at the oasis of Ait Moussa, we prepare for our first night under canvas amongst the palm trees.
Day 3: After breakfast we trek through the Tazayoute Gorge and cross the low col of the Tizi n'Timsguida. After enjoying a pleasant lunch by the river, we enjoy a short afternoon walk to our next camp amongst the palm groves at Targa n'Touchka. Walk distance approx: 5 - 6 hours, 660m ascent & 400m descent.
Day 4: We have time to explore the picturesque oasis of Targa n'Touchka, before setting off to hike through a rich landscape of argan, almond and olive trees. We pass through small Berber villages and have the opportunity to take tea at one of the local houses. Tonight we camp near the village of Imzie. Walk distance approx: 5 hours with minimal ascent.
Day 5: Today takes us through the wild Tagdichte Gorge before we climb up to the Tizi n' Tikki Pass - 1300m. After our descent to Inzguerne we enjoy lunch by the river and then an afternoon of walking to our camp at Ait Iften - 1500m, nestled below the peaks of Jebel Lekst. Walk distance approx: 6 hours, 1270m ascent.
Day 6: We follow a shepherds trail over rugged ground to the summit of Jebel Lekst - 2359 metres, where we are rewarded with magnificent views over the Anti Atlas and the High Atlas extending as far away as Mount Toubkal. Our long descent via Anergui to Anamer passes through the home of the shy Cuvier gazelles. Walk distance approx: 7 hours, 760m ascent and 1360m descent.
Day 7: Our final morning sees us trekking through a beautiful landscape of crags, gorges and terraced hillsides to Tafraoute where we take lunch. There is an opportunity for souvenir buying of local handicrafts before driving across the Tizi Mlil and on to Agadir. After checking into the hotel and refreshing up we re-group for a celebratory dinner. Walk distance approx: 3 hours
Day 8: After breakfast, KE Land Only services end with a transfer to the airport.