Trekking across the High Atlas
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 22 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,245 (land only) - from $1,740 (land only)
By: Grenville Hayman-Start, Preston, UK
Great office service, like website, information provided good. The holiday fully matched expectations. Hamid was an excellent trip leader he worked and maintained great relationship with the whole group throughout the trip. Excellent ambassador for Berber/Morocco/KE. Transport and support crew were really good. Very good interaction between support crew and group.
I enjoyed the insight into life in the High Atlas, I had not expected the remote Berber lifestyle. Contrasts in technology were fascinating - teenage boys leading mules from the river bed to the village, panniers loaded with stones for building, then returning panniers empty riding the mules whilst busy texting! It was an opportunity to review European lifestyle to a lifestyle that it would be easy to view as "poor materialistically" but very rich in human aspects. Very thought provoking. Exceeded expectations, in was an insight to a changing lifestyle, an opportunity to see a culture where large family groups are still central to life. Had not expected the trek to be so thought provoking in terms of culture/lifestyle issues.
By: Sharon Jackson, London, UK
Around every corner there was a completely different view... gorgeous scenery. And I loved getting to learn more about the Berber people. Hamid was an excellent guide. He is able to offer great practical support and is very diligent in ensuring everyone's needs are met. What a star!
By: Gregory Lowden, WA, Australia
This was a real challenge for us, it was much harder than we expected.
The food was fantastic and the nights in the mess tent, especially with the support crew, were great.
By: Wendy Ovenden, Airlie Beach, Australia
Morocco totally blew me away by the beauty of the dramatic scenery. Trekking was demanding as advertised but so worthwhile and rewarding. I loved every pass, every valley, every peak. The trek, route and grading were perfect. Slight adjustments made to itinerary en-route by Mohammad were also fantastic. Totally surpassed my expectations!
By: Will Hamilton, London
There were some spectacular views during the trek which were amazing to witness. The three peaks were all very enjoyable to ascend, with Ouanoukrim being my favourite (a combination of great scenary and a lot of scrambling made it very fun). The crew were also very nice, making a friendly atmosphere. When two members of the trek had their birthdays, the crew sung for us and got candles for a special birthday pudding.
By: Sarah Walton, Oxfordshire
The trip exceeded my expectations - walking through villages as well as the mountains added variety. It was not as cold as I expected and the walking was in my ability. Having a small group worked really well.
By: Julie Westgarth, Somerset, UK
Well what can I say, it was all just great. The support crew where just like having friends along, smiles and laughter all the way.
Hamid, our leader, was what every trip needs, just there caring about his group, culture and crew. So patient and caring and always happy and smiling. It was all quietly under control and it was a pleasure to watch a team work together.
I could not find fault in anything and would go again with KE.
By: Sarah Wellburn, West Sussex, UK
This trip was everything I had hoped and more; more beautiful, more scenically varied, more fun and more relaxing! The scenery was superb and superbly varied, the weather fabulous and the 15 days of hiking improved my fitness considerably without being over-testing. I loved every minute of the trip, basically - and would have happily turned round on Day 21 and done it all over again, in reverse!
Most enjoyed: Being looked after and catered for so brilliantly at every turn, by such an experienced, kind, friendly and fun tour leader and support crew. The Berber people are very gracious.