Trekking across the High Atlas
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 22 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,245 (land only) - from $1,670 (land only)
One of the Most Spectacular Mountain Walks in the World!
The ultimate Moroccan mountain journey! Three awesome summits - Toubkal (4167m), Mgoun (4068m) and Anghomar (3608m) - includes superb camp locations, all meals, airport transfers and plenty of time to explore Marrakech!
- An unforgettable High Atlas trekking traverse in Morocco
- Breathtaking trek to the summits of Toubkal, Mgoun and Anghomar
- Spectacular hiking through the mountainous land of the Berbers
- Remote trails, uninhabited valleys and dramatically wild landscapes
- Explore magical Marrakech and The UNESCO Djemaa el Fna
Viewed from Marrakech, Morocco's snow-capped Atlas mountains provide inspiration for a fantastic trekking holiday in Morocco and this is a mountain journey like no other. Our stunning trekking itinerary begins in the picturesque Bou Guemmez Valley and leads south-westwards through the impressive Atlas range, which includes North Africa's highest peak. En route, we visit the fortified villages of the friendly Berbers and climb on good trails through remote and often uninhabited valleys to reach high and scenic camping places. We have included the option of ascending three of the Atlas' high peaks, Mgoun (4068 metres), Anghomar (3608m) and Jebel Toubkal (4167m). Rich in cultural interest and wildlife, this is recognized to be one of the finest mountain walks in the world. On our return to Marrakech, we have time to explore the old Arab quarter, famous for its souks (markets) and for the quality of its handicrafts. This is the ultimate Atlas Mountain adventure holiday.
The Secret of Our Success in Morocco.
We've been taking our clients walking, trekking and mountaineering for almost thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide! Although the mountains are neither particularly high nor technically demanding the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders can make a big difference to your chances of success when attempting a number of continuous High Atlas summits. Those who are new to a more challenging grade of trekking will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business.
Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!
Is this holiday for you?
The maximum altitude attained on this trek is not great and we will not be camping much above 3000 metres. This means that altitude acclimatisation is not usually a problem. However, the trek does involve a considerable amount of up and down and some of the days are quite long. Additionally, in the summer months in the High Atlas it can be hot and this does have an effect on trekking performance. For most of the route, we are following well-established routes between valleys and villages. These paths are used by pack-animals (mules) and are very straightforward for trekkers. On the ascent of some of the peaks and passes on our route, we will encounter zig-zag trails on scree and some easy scrambling. This trip includes relatively sustained trekking and a couple of long trekking days, especially on the optional ascents of Mgoun, Anghomar and Toubkal. You will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek. You should be comfortable with walking on good trails but with some steep ascents and descents, for up to 7 and occasionally 9 hours each day, and for several days continuously. The ascents of Mgoun, Anghomar and Toubkal involve climbing scree slopes and rock ridges but present no technical difficulty and should be within the capabilities of fit and active hikers.