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Trekking in the High Atlas mountains
 
Panoramic Ridges of the High Atlas
   2 days/2 nights - 270€, based on 2 to 3 people   

This very trek is aimed at those who don’t have much time, but want to tackle the mid-altitude mountain heights and get nearer to the High Atlas Peaks, spending a night camping in the wild.

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Itinerary
Taroudant - Afensou - Taroudant 
Highlights Information
  • Immense panoramic views over the western High Atlas Mountains
  • The diversity of wild Morocco: fields, fruit trees, waterfalls, gorges…
  • A Berber welcome in all its simplicity
  • Comfort and gastronomic delights at our Berber guesthouse
  • Getting away from it all and camping out in the wild
Departure point : Taroudant
(also possible from 
Agadir, Marrakech)
Accommodation:   
wild camping : 1 night
comfort : 1 night
Total km by road: 100
Total km on foot: 20
Level: relatively easy
Free time: 1 half-day
Season: January to December
Age: 5 years +
Prices
Basic

• 360 € per individual
• 270 € per person in a group of 2-4 adults
• 180 € per person in a group of 5+ adults

Reductions

• - 50% for children aged 7-11
• - 75% for children aged 6

Number in group

• min 1
• max 12

Included

• 4 by 4 with driver, walking leader and pack donkeys with mule driver
• All equipment needed for independent wild camping and meal preparation
• Hire of all camping equipment
• One night at Les Terrasses de l'Atlas
• All meals provided
• Non-alcoholic drinks as required
• Transfer to and from Taroudant
• Private basis: just you and your group
• Taxes
• Tips

Programme*

This trek is a private tour, in other words, it will involve you, your family or your group of friends only, no-one else. It can therefore be fully tailored to your requirements and modified where necessary. Please don’t hesitate to discuss this with us.


Depending on the number of people in your group, the level of comfort you require and local availability, there is a possibility you could be asked to carry your personal effects or equipment that may be bulky, though not heavy, such as your sleeping bag or sleeping mat. However, in most cases, this won’t be necessary.

 

Day 1

Wild camping in the mountains in Berber country

• Transfer from Taroudant to Afensou: a chance to walk along a very scenic part of the route, as a warm-up!
• Break for lunch on one of our panoramic terraces at our guesthouse, Les Terrasses de l’Atlas
• Putting the final touches to your trekking preparations (sorting out luggage, etc.)
• Afternoon: tailor-made hike to one of the panoramic ridges overlooking our valley, most of the luggage being carried by donkey
• Setting up base for wild camping on one of the ridges
• A chance to walk further at high altitude, setting off for a round trip from the camp
• Barbecue and campfire
• Sleeping under canvas on the ridge

Day 2

Tamdousnous Gorges


• Another day fine-tuned to your requirements:  a walk round a gorge, past a few sheepfolds, then swimming in small waterfalls and the white waters of a fast-flowing stream, then following the stream up to its source through the fields and along irrigation channels
• Return mid-afternoon to Les Terrasses de l’Atlas
• Traditional local music with the family or neighbours
• Wood-fired hammam
• Dinner: a tasting menu of Berber traditional recipes
• Evening around the hearth
• Accommodation in our guesthouse, Les Terrasses de l’Atlas (rooms equipped with en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, heating and a terrace)

 

Day 3

Return to Taroudant

• After breakfast, return by car to Taroudant

 (*) This programme is a guide only and structured in accordance with your preferences and local
constraints