Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

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Wherever you stay in the foothills, or the Atlas Mountains proper, we can arrange treks to suit all abilities and inclinations, from short circular walks to the Ascent of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

The stark beauty and dramatic scenery are reason enough to want to walk here, but the Atlas Mountains are also one of the last redoubts of traditional Berber culture, so there's a wonderful element of ethnic immersion too.

Treks are always in the company of a mountain guide, and on longer and overnight treks the guide will also have a mule to carry supplies and food.

Walk along mountain paths through Berber villages and beside icy mountain streams before stopping for a picnic lunch in the shade of a walnut tree grove. If trekking further, stay overnight with a local Berber family or in a cosy lodge. This is basically the perfect way to decompress after a few days in buzzing Marrakech.

Two particularly recommended treks include the Anfa Trek, which climbs through juniper and oak forests to the peak of Mount Asloun at 5750ft with its spectacular views of the Asni Valley, before continuing through Tamgounssi Pass. Alternatively, walk up through climb up the Aguersioual Pass to the remote villages of Ikhiss and Tinoughrine. After a picnic lunch in a traditional Berber house, head up to the Tamatert Pass before heading to the village of Imlil, home of Kasbah Toubkal, for a well-earned rest.

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Your mountain guide will normally have a mule who can carry supplies. Should you run out of puff you can always hitch a lift!

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