The western High Atlas, where we live, is obviously a great place for walking, though in no way resembling the highway-like paths of the Toubkal and others in the central High Atlas.
As we don’t do mass tourism and will only take two different clients at the same time in the worst-case scenario, we have the time to look after you properly and tailor the walks to your expectations and fitness levels. Besides, it isn’t unusual for a family to split into two groups and select two different levels of walks. Flexibility and availability are the key words here!
There’s therefore something for everyone, for all tastes, all difficulties and all distances. It’s up to you to tell us what you want!
As a lighter walk, we have a discovery walk through a traditional village and the first gardens of the mountain oasis, walking as far as the former mosque, the school, or even the potter’s workshop. It could even be a simple walk downhill to the source of the spring below the house.
A longer walk, but easy and on the flat, is a panoramic walk to the village of Assaka, returning via the cliffs above the wadi.
In two hours, you can do our favourite walk, going as far as the small gorges of Tamdousnous, where there are several places to swim. You go across the fields, along the irrigation channels, and could encounter parties of women doing their washing or picking alfalfa. The views are spectacular and the location is completely rural.
A very enjoyable day’s walk is to go down the mountain stream to the village at the bottom, then come back up on the other bank, all through open countryside through fields and villages. This is a splendid walk, a longer one, but it can be shortened if you want and it isn’t too up and down.
More strenuous but again with a distance that can be adapted, there are some wonderful walks up towards the surrounding ridges at mid-altitude, which will often guarantee you 360-degree panoramas of the high peaks and the Sous valley. This is the land of goats and the argan tree, nature in its pure state.
Whether you use donkeys or 4 by 4s for support, or not, you could consider walks at higher altitudes, in the valleys of the walnut or almond tree and even beyond, as far as the summit of the Aouline. There again, there are lots of possibilities, depending on your wishes and your means. On your path, there could be encounters with Berbers, or you could swim in the waterfalls, or come back down by mountain bike. You can combine anything you want!
Of course, you can continue with camping in the wild and even a several-day trek, completely bespoke, as always.