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Holiday Overview


  • A trekking holiday offering more of an expedition experience
  • The hospitality and remoteness of the Berber`s `Happy Valley`
  • Overnight in trek gites and the Tarkeddit mountaineering refuge
  • Explore the spectacular waterfalls of Ouzoud and Marrekech

The spectacular Atlas Mountains, the largest range in Africa, runs through the very heart of Morocco and offers a wild landscape of dramatic summits, hidden valleys, rocky peaks, and picturesque villages of the ever smiling Berber people!  From November to April, the snow-covered peaks of the Atlas provide a fantastic range of options for the winter hill walker and none more so than the jaw dropping peak of Mgoun.  A winter ascent takes us far away from the Toubkal crowds to an unspoilt and lesser known region of the Central Atlas.  Starting in the charming farmland of the Bougmez, known as ‘The Happy Valley,' its here we experience the friendliness and hospitality of the famed Berber people.  Next we  head above the snow line and enter an area where we are unlikely to see any another trekkers for days!  After crossing the Tizi n' Oughri (3400m), we arrive at the remote Tarkeddit Refuge to plan and prepare for the challenging ascent of Mgoun (4068m)!  As Morocco's third highest peak and the second highest summit outside of the Toubkal massif, the summit of Mgoun offers an unforgettable experience with a one of the most fantastic 360 degree panoramas in Africa from the summit.  Range upon range of Atlas peaks and an endless desert expanse as far as the eye can see.  After returning to the Bougmez Valley for a final night in the mountains, we finish the holiday in style with a drive back to Marrakech via the spectacular Ouzoud Waterfalls, before exploring the hustle and bustle of Marrkaech and the Djemaa-el-Fna.  If you are looking for a truly special winter mountaineering experience led by a specialist team of leaders that we are extremely proud of, then look no further than Mgoun in Winter! 

A GENUINE SMALL GROUP ADVENTURE - The Secret of Our Success on Mgoun and in Morocco

We are proud to say that our holidays in Morocco are limited to a maximum group size of 12, ensuring we leave only our footprints on the trails whilst enjoying a genuine small group adventure.  We've been taking our clients walking, trekking and mountaineering for almost thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide and a successful group adventure.  On our Winter Mgoun Trek, the mountain is neither particularly high nor technically demanding, but offers a real winter mountaineering challange.  Therefore the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders, teamed with a smaller group size, can make a big difference to your chances of success on summit day.  Those who are new to winter trekking will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced KE leader and Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business.

Is this holiday for you?

The maximum altitude attained on this Moroccan trekking holiday is not great and we start out with an easy day of trekking in the valley above Agouti.  Then, moving up to the Tarkeddit Refuge and climbing the peak itself, involves 3 long days of trekking on moderately-angled snow slopes.  Some familiarity with the use of crampons and an ice axe are recommended for this trip but previous experience of technical mountaineering is not required.  The ascent of Mgoun in full winter conditions will present a fantastic challenge even to regular winter hikers.  

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Marrkech. Transfer from Marrkech Airports are provided.
  • Drive to the breathtaking Bougmez Valley. Afternoon walk in the surrounding area.
  • Morning trek through the Arous Valley to Azib Ikkis. Afternoon introduction to winter skills.
  • Trek to Tarkeddit Refuge via the Tilibiyt n’Tarkeddit High Plateau.
  • Early start for the spectacular ascent of Mgoun (4068m). Return to the Tarkeddit Refuge.
  • Return trek to Agouti via the Tizi N`Oughri (3400m).
  • Drive to Marrakech via the stunning Ouzoud waterfalls.
  • Departure Day. Transfers to Marrakech Airport are provided.
Sat 28 Jan - Sat 04 Feb Code MGW /01/17/ Adult$1,200 Status 1 more to guarantee Book now
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  • Mount Mgoun in Winter
  • The departure reference for this tour is MGW /01/17/
  • This tour begins on Sat 28 Jan and departs on Sat 04 Feb
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $85 - Includes group nights in Marrakech (n/a in lodge or refuge)
Sat 11 Feb - Sat 18 Feb Code MGW /02/17/ Adult$1,200 Status Available Book now
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  • Mount Mgoun in Winter
  • The departure reference for this tour is MGW /02/17/
  • This tour begins on Sat 11 Feb and departs on Sat 18 Feb
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $85 - Includes group nights in Marrakech (n/a in lodge or refuge)
Sat 04 Mar - Sat 11 Mar Code MGW /03/17/ Adult$1,200 Status Available Book now
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  • Mount Mgoun in Winter
  • The departure reference for this tour is MGW /03/17/
  • This tour begins on Sat 04 Mar and departs on Sat 11 Mar
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $85 - Includes group nights in Marrakech (n/a in lodge or refuge)
Sat 25 Mar - Sat 01 Apr Code MGW /04/17/ Adult$1,200 Status Available Book now
More information
  • Mount Mgoun in Winter
  • The departure reference for this tour is MGW /04/17/
  • This tour begins on Sat 25 Mar and departs on Sat 01 Apr
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of $400
  • Single Supplement $85 - Includes group nights in Marrakech (n/a in lodge or refuge)
We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis and recommend that you book your flights to Marrakech Airport, which is approximately 15 minutes drive away from the group hotel in downtown Marrakech. Please refer to the 'Joining Arrangements and Transfers' section of the holiday dossier for further details.

Flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you have received your booking confirmation and the trip is showing 'Guaranteed to Run' or 'Limited'.

If flying from the UK there are a number of low cost airlines offering flights to Marrakech. These include Easyjet who have flights from London, Manchester & Glasgow, Thomson Airways who have flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol & Glasgow and Ryanair who have flights from London. Click on the 'Flight information' link below for further information on booking low cost airlines. Alternatively if you would prefer to book a 'flight inclusive package' using scheduled airlines from the UK please contact our flights department for a quote. Whilst flight prices are likely to be more expensive you will benefit from full financial protection.

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We have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday. Unlike some of our competitors we have decided never to surcharge, whether you are booking for this year or the next.


Map & Itinerary

The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Marrkech. Transfer from Marrkech Airports are provided.

    On arrival in Marrakech you will be met by a KE representative who will assist with the short transfer to the group hotel in the city. Depending on your flight arrival time, after settling in you may have the opportunity to do a little exploration. Marrakech is a friendly city and quite easy to get around and most people head for the central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna beneath the imposing tower of the Koutoubia Mosque. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal taken at the group hotel or a nearby restaurant. The trip leader will give a briefing during dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel

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  • Drive to the breathtaking Bougmez Valley. Afternoon walk in the surrounding area.

    After breakfast in the hotel we load our bags onto the transport and begin the journey to the Central Atlas. In a short time we’re beyond the Marrakech hustle and bustle and travelling on good roads through the farmlands of the Moroccan countryside. Arriving in the Bougmez Valley, a green oasis in an otherwise arid, craggy and starkly beautiful region, we stop at the village of Agouti (1780m). Here we have lunch and check in at our comfortable gite base. In the afternoon there is the opportunity for a short exploration walk in the surrounding area.

    • Accommodation Gite / Hostel

    • Meals bld

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs trekking

  • Morning trek through the Arous Valley to Azib Ikkis. Afternoon introduction to winter skills.

    We set off into the Mgoun massif by following the river as it meanders through fields and walnut groves, past small farms and traditional village gradually ascending to Arous. Above this village we pass several ‘azibs’, small stone shelters built by Berber herdsmen for the summer grazing. Near Azib Ikkis we reach the newly built gite at around 2300m. After lunch we have the afternoon to fit snowshoes and look at some winter skills.

    • Accommodation Gite / Hostel

    • Ascent 700m

    • Distance 10km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 200m

    • Time 3 - 4 hrs trekking

  • Trek to Tarkeddit Refuge via the Tilibiyt n’Tarkeddit High Plateau.

    From the gite we steadily rise and traverse towards the col known as Tizi-m-Oumskiyg (2910m). The river gradually peters out as we enter the higher mountain scenery of the Central Atlas. We take a welcome rest at the col before bearing left and upwards towards the ridge-line above. We continue along the ridge to a second col known as Tizi n’Oughri (3400m), from where we have spectacular views of Mgoun. We now aescend towards the high plateau of Tilibiyt n’Tarkeddit, overlooking the Tessaout Valley. In the summer this is a strikingly green oasis surrounded by spectacular rock formations and the high pastures here are used frequently by Berber herdsmen. After a descent of 500 metres we reach the Tarkeddit Refuge, our home for the next two nights and check in. The hut provides basic accommodation for mountaineers with outside toilet facilities and a single wood-burning stove.

    • Accommodation Mountain Hut / Refuge

    • Ascent 120m

    • Distance 9km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 550m

    • Time 7 - 8 hrs trekking

  • Early start for the spectacular ascent of Mgoun (4068m). Return to the Tarkeddit Refuge.

    A predawn start is required today and we gain height steadily, at first by headtorch, onto the lower slopes of the mountain. This straightforward route, crossing easy angled snow slopes with the odd rocky section first climbs the ridge of subsidiary peak Mgoun Oest (3978m). After approximately 4 hours we gain the stunning ridge-line leading to Mgoun and shortly afterwards the summit comes into view. The final ascent is quite narrow along the ridge, which drops away steeply on both sides. There are stunning views all around us. To the south the Jebel Sahro region frames the edge of the Sahara beyond, and southwest we can see the Toubkal range in the distance. Looking back to the north our route of yesterday is clear, dipping into the Bougmez Valley and the Draa region. A further 2 hours of steady work, undulating along the ridge brings us to the cairned summit of Mgoun itself (4068m). After the obligatory summit photos we begin our descent returning to the refuge where we spend a second night.

    • Accommodation Mountain Hut / Refuge

    • Ascent 1500m

    • Distance 20km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1500m

    • Time 11 - 12 hrs trekking

  • Return trek to Agouti via the Tizi N`Oughri (3400m).

    Leaving the refuge we climb back up to the Tizi n’Oughri (3400m) where we can look back at Mgoun and clearly trace our route of the previous day. Now it is mostly downhill all the way to the to the village of Ait Said at the head of the Bougmez Valley and from here, it is an easy walk of an hour to reach the gite at Agouti where we can enjoy a welcome shower.

    • Accommodation Gite / Hostel

    • Ascent 800m

    • Distance 18km

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    • Meals bld

    • Descent 1900m

    • Time 7 hrs trekking

  • Drive to Marrakech via the stunning Ouzoud waterfalls.

    We drive back to Marrakech today. The first hour of the drive, in clear weather, gives us great views of the Mgoun massif which we have just walked in. After 2-3 hours drive we stop off at the Ouzoud waterfalls above the village of Tanaghmeilt. The falls are accessed by a pleasant path which wends its way through olive groves (Ouzoud is the Berber word for olives). The falls which are 110 metres high are quite spectacular, dropping in a series of separate cascades o ver ochre rock into a verdant gorge. We will have our lunch at a small estaurant at the top of the falls before continuing to Marrakech where we check into our hotel.

    • Accommodation Hotel

    • Meals bld

  • Departure Day. Transfers to Marrakech Airport are provided.

    KE group package services end after breakfast. For those clients with evening flights, the remainder of the day is free to explore the streets, souks and colourful sights of Marrakech. A popular option is to simply sit
    and watch the world go by from one of the restaurants overlooking the Djemma el-Fna. Complimentary Airport transfers are provided.

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Holiday Information

  • A professional KE leader
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on Day 1 & 8 only)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as indicated in the holiday dossier
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • Mules or porters to transport personal equipment to the refuge
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • Tips for staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.

The meals provided will be a mixture of local and international dishes. Breakfasts are continental style, with tea and coffee, orange juice, cereals including muesli, bread, jam, honey and cheese. A morning snack is also provided and this usually consists of a piece of fruit (apple, orange), together with Moroccan 'trail mix' of dried figs and dates, peanuts, sugar coated peanuts and other nuts. Lunch usually starts with the Berber speciality of mint tea, followed by a buffet of rice, pasta or cous cous, with a freshly prepared salad - onion, tomatoes, green peppers, grated carrot, green beans, with tinned sweetcorn or peas added. Hard and soft cheeses, tinned fish, olives, biscuits and bread are also on the lunchtime menu. Dinner starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, cous-cous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following - onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip. green beans, peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef). All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. Desserts usually consist of fruit, some fresh but more likely tinned, including pineapple, apricot, pears, peaches or mixed. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks. Whilst staying in Marrakech we will take our meals in the hotel or at local restaurants. While staying in the gite in Agouti meals will be provided by the gite. In the refuge we have a trek cook.

All meals are included in the trip price, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8.
All clients travelling to Marrakech on day 1 of the Land Only itinerary will be met at the airport by a local KE representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel. Clients must inform the KE office of their flight details and should let us know if a transfer is not required. Clients intending to make their own transfer arrangements at Marrakech Airport should note that taxis are available outside the arrivals hall at all times. The standard fare to the city in a "petit taxi" should be around 50 dirham though you may have to pay a little more if arriving late at night. The airport is approximately 4 miles from the city and the journey takes 10 - 15 minutes. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

During this trip the group will spend 2 nights at a standard tourist class hotel in Marrakech. We will also have 2 nights at a comfortable gite (trekkers lodge) with hot showers in the village of Agouti, 1 night at a newly built gite (trekkers lodge) near Azib Ikkis and 2 nights at the Tarkeddit refuge at the foot of Mgoun. The accommodation in Marrakech is twin share. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. Accommodation in the gite at Agouti is in dormitories with separate bathrooms and hot showers. This gite is very comfortable and clean. Accommodation in the refuges is dormitory style in bunk beds. These are basic mountain refuges with a fireplace and outside toilets. Hot water is sometimes available depending on weather conditions. (heating is via solar energy). Additional hotel nights in Marrakech are also available.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

The group will be accompanied by an experienced professional English-speaking guide throughout the trip. We will have the assistance of mules and/or porters to carry our equipment up to the refuge.

Approximately £150 (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses including approx £40 for tips for your trek crew. It will also be sufficient to cover the meals not included in Marrakech, soft drinks, snacks, and lunches in Marrakech if you should happen to arrive early in the day or depart late in the day.  Marrakech is a great place for souvenir buying and all major credit cards are accepted. If you are intending to buy expensive items, you should budget accordingly. It is not necessary to purchase Moroccan currency (Dirham) outside the country. You can withdraw money in local currency from ATM’s in the arrivals hall of the airport or in Marrakech itself, or your travel money can be carried in the form of cash.  Sterling, Euros and US dollars are easily exchanged.   Credit cards can be used to purchase goods and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

Tips are the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your local guides and porters. They do not form part of their wages and any tips they receive are seen as a personal thank you from group members. For our part, we advise local teams that tips are not a duty or a prerequisite but are a bonus and entirely dependent on the service that was given. For your trek crew we recommend that you give a tip if you feel that their services have met your satisfaction. We will provide guidelines on how much to tip the local staff along with your joining instructions but it should be remembered that this is your ‘thank-you’ to the crew and the final amount should be decided by the group. We estimate that approximately £40 per group member should provide an appropriate level of tips. However, for the KE leader, we leave the tipping amount totally at your own discretion.

On the trek to the Tarkeddit Refuge your personal equipment will be carried by porters and mules. During this part of the trip your baggage should not weigh more than 15kg. Items not required for this part of the trip can be left at the gite in Agouti. Travel clothes can also be left at the group hotel in Marrakech. We recommend that you bring a fold away bag for this purpose.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude on our website which can be viewed via the link below. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you need to keep the weight of your equipment to a maximum of 15 kg.

You must bring the following items:

  • 4 season mountaineering boots capable of taking crampons (Boots need to be in good condition)

  • Gaiters

  • Trainers / Sandals (for use in the hut)

  • Socks

  • Underwear

  • Trekking trousers

  • Waterproof and breathable jacket

  • Waterproof overtrousers

  • Thermal baselayer - leggings (thermal underwear)

  • Base layer shirts or T-shirts

  • Fleece jacket

  • Warm jacket (down)

  • Sunhat

  • Fleece hat

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips) Factor 20+

  • Warm fleece gloves or mittens

  • Warm and waterproof gloves / mittens

  • Earplugs (especially if you are not the one doing the snoring)

  • Washbag and toiletries

  • Small travel towel

  • Antibacterial hand wash

  • Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)

  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)

  • Daypack 40 litres with ice axe loop

  • Headtorch and spare batteries

  • Trekking poles x 2 with snow baskets

  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2) Please note that the tube on camelback / platypus type systems can be prone to freezing up in cold conditions)

  • Toilet roll

  • Water purification tablets

  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10°C)

  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

Mountaineering Equipment:

  • Mountaineering ice-axe* (50 – 70 cm or as preferred)

  • Crampons with front points*

The following items are optional:

  • Spare laces

  • Thermos flask

  • Sleeping bag liner

  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

  • Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)

  • Camera

  • Travel clothes

  • Wet wipes – biodegradable (note that water for washing can be scarce at the Tarkeddit refuge)


KE will provide snowshoes for this trip if the conditions dictate they need to be used. They are stored in Morocco and can be used with any 4 season mountaineering boots. It is recommended that you have 2 trekking poles to use in conjunction with the snowshoes. You still need to bring along ice axe and crampons. The leader will decide on each of the 3 days on Mgoun whether to use ice axe and crampons, or snowshoes and poles, depending on the snow conditions.

Equipment Hire:

Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date as there is a limited supply. Mattresses are provided in the gites and refuges. We cannot hire/rent out mountaineering boots or down jackets. Cotton clothing is not suitable for the conditions found in the mountains of Morocco in Winter

PHD Gear Advisor

PHD specialise in cold weather equipment, from the world’s lightest right up to the most protective for Everest or the Poles. It’s a large range so to help you choose what you need to keep you warm, PHD have listed the gear that is appropriate for this expedition. >>

Needle Sports (specialist mountaineering equipment shop)

Needle Sports is the English Lake District's foremost specialist climbing shop supplying mountaineering, rock, ice, alpine and expedition equipment worldwide. Internationally recognised as among the very best of the UK's top technical climbing gear retailers. They have a good range of equipment appropriate for this trip and offer knowledgeable advice both on their website and in store. View


For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

Visa Morocco

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in Morocco is the Dhiram.

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a trekking or climbing trip getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. For this trip you need to be aerobically fit and also comfortable with walking up to 8 or 9 hours each day. We would suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime. Jogging, cycling and/or swimming are good for developing stamina. Before departure, we suggest that you try to fit in a number of long walks in hilly country. We also recommend that you gain some experience of walking in winter conditions wearing crampons.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

It is pleasantly warm during the day in Marrakech in the winter months of November through to April with daytime temperatures to reach a 20 - 22°C, dropping to 7 – 10°C at night. Once we are on trek and we start to gain height, we can expect the temperatures to be rather lower, with daytime temperatures in the range of 10 to 15°C. At night, outside the refuge the temperature will drop to around -5°C. From Arous we are likely to encounter snow. As in all mountain regions, short lived storms do occur and in winter these can bring quite heavy snowfall.

  • Lonely Planet Guide – Morocco.

  • The Rough Guide to Morocco.

  • Mountaineering in the Moroccan High Atlas. Des Clark. (Cicerone Press).

  • Trekking in the Moroccan Atlas. Richard Knight (Trailblazer Publications)

  • Moroccan Arabic phrasebook. Lonely Planet. Dan Bacon

Ighil Mgoun, Editorial Piolet. 1:60,000

Ighil Mgoun range in the central part of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains on a detailed, GPS compatible, contoured map at 1:60,000 from Editorial Piolet, Contours at 20m intervals are enhanced by bold relief shading, with numerous spot heights and names of valleys, etc. The map is centred on Tabant and shows local roads, track and trails, including the ascent routes to the peaks. Symbols mark locations of refuges, hotels and gîtes d’etape, information centres and medical assistance facilities, ski and climbing areas, etc. The map has a UTM grid. Map legend and accompanying text include English.

Extend Your Holiday


When booking your holiday, you will be able to 'add an extension option'.

Once we have received your booking we will contact you to discuss additional services required for the extension and to take any additional deposit.

Imperial Cities of Morocco

This exotic extension starts in Meknes, the beautiful 17th-century imperial headquarters of Sultan Moulay Ismael.  A fortified city-within-a-city complete with elaborate palaces, decorative mosques, mystical dungeons and charming gardens!  After exploring the heart of Meknes we move onto the atmospheric UNESCO Roman masterpiece of Volubilis, the best preserved archaeological site in the country and an atmospheric place to explore.  However nothing can prepare us for the magical riot of Fez, with its UNESCO old town and city walls extending for 10 miles!  The fantastic medina, mediaeval Fez el Bali and the modern "ville nouvelle" is a wonderful melting pot on the senses. We finish in cosmopolitan Rabat, complete with tree-lined boulevards and beautiful colonial architecture. This fantastic extension ensures you are completely immersed in a variety of contrasting cities!  (Please note this extension includes a local driver but not a KE leader.  This gives you more freedom to explore at leisure pre/post KE group trip). 

Imperial Cities of Morocco

From $870 per person

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Essaouira Riad and Atlantic Coast

Friendly Essaouira provides a beautiful base for this colouful Atlantic Coast extension which offers a  fantastic start or end to our holidays in Morocco.  Described as the prettiest town in the country, the UNESCO port and medina are a riot of colour and activity.  To ensure a relaxing time in Essaouira we take care of private return transfers and riad accommodation for 3 nights at the comfortable Riad Maison du Sud, situated within the ramparts of the medina and just a few minutes walk from the sea. Redecorated in Moorish style, it has a snug sitting room and sunny roof terrace with views of the Mellah and the Atlantic Ocean.  Essaouira has plenty of things to so and do so we leave your days free for you to enjoy at leisure.  This extension starts and ends in Marrakech.

Essaouira Riad and Atlantic Coast

From $310 per person

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Into the Sahara Desert

For a real taste of the Sahara this adventure is hard to beat!  After journeying across the Atlas Mountains we arrive in the oasis town of Agdz for a night in a traditional Moroccan house.  Next we head to our comfortable fixed Berber camp at Erg Chegaga and take in a spectacular desert sunset before settling down under star-filled Saharan skies!  In the morning we'll watch sunrise over the dunes before exploring this magical landscapes by 4WD.  After a night in Ouarzazate, we make our way back to Marrakech via the magnificent UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.  (Please note this extension includes a local driver but not a KE leader.  This gives you more freedom to explore at leisure pre/post KE group trip).

Into the Sahara Desert

From $550 per person

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Marrakech Full Day City Tour

Marrakech Full Day City Tour

From $105 per person

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Golden Tulip

From $55 per room per night

Riad Villa Harmonie

From $91 per room per night Located in the heart of the historic medina and just a short walk from the Djema El Fna, Riad Villa Harmonie is a beautifully restored riad. Built around 2 patios, with palm and orange trees, banana plants and roof-top terrace, this is the ideal place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to explore the souks and medina on foot. Rooms are decorated in traditional Moroccan style with modern comforts and private bathrooms. There are 3 different grades of room available depending on size, facilities and location.

Riad Slitine

From $157 per room per night Riad Slitine is in the heart of the medina, close to the Bahia and Badi Palaces, the Tombs of the Saadian Kings. The building dates back to the 17th century and has been recently refurbished in style. The house, built around four patios, has a swimming pool ideal for cooling off in the heat of the Moroccan summer. Complete with hammam, beauty treatments and jacuzzi, the Riad Slitine is truly luxurious. Riad Slitine has 16 luxury, air-conditioned rooms and suites, all with modern comforts including mini-bar, hair-dryers and wifi. Prices are reflective of room size, location and facilities.

Riad Petit Prince

From $113 per room per night Situated in the heart of Marrakech between the central Djema el-Fna and the new town of Gueliz, this family-run riad offers a serene and cosy atmosphere in the middle of bustling Marrakech. Riad du Petit Prince is comfortable and stylish with its leafy terraced seating areas and refreshing plunge pool in the shade of the courtyard. The restaurant serves both Moroccan and European meals. One advantage of staying here is that you are just as close to the shops, restaurants and clubs of the modern French quarters as you are to the Djema el Fna Square. There are 3 grades of room available. Massages are available (additional cost).

Riad Aladdin

From $122 per room per night Backing on to the Badi Palace in the medina, Riad Aladdin consists of three riads linked by a beautiful terrace where you can watch storks gliding to their nests in the Palace ramparts. With its terraces and comfortable lounges, there are many inviting nooks and crannies to escape the busy day. The 17 rooms are spread around the patios, each with its own Moroccan style. In summer you will appreciate the cool of the patio with its shady shutters, and in winter, the warmth of the hammam and the gentle breeze on the terrace. All rooms have air-conditioning and there are 3 different grades available.

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