Suggested Itineraries for Tours in Morocco
Atlas Treks in Morocco
Toubkal, Jbel Sarhro and Ait Bougomez
The Atlas, within reach of Marrakech, offer great trekking with a guide and mules to carry the kit. The High Atlas is recommend late Spring to early Autumn and, in winter, you need to be an experienced mountain climber. The Jbel Sarhro is more temperate and offers a longer trekking season.
Morocco offers good opportunities for trekking, including the Atlas mountains and the Jbel Sarhro. Depending on your fitness level, and season, you can trek, walk or ramble in different regions of Morocco, with or without mules to carry the kit, with a guide.
Wild camp under the stars and picnic by a stream surrounded by the natural beauty of Morocco. Experience a traditional way of life as you walk through mountain villages and spend the night with a Berber family who will welcome you with traditional hospitality.
As an alternative to trekking with mules, base yourself in a Berber Guesthouse and enjoy guided day-walks at your leisure to suit your fitness level.
Quick Links for Trekking in Morocco including Atlas Treks
- Atlas Walking Holidays
- Atlas Mule Trekking
- Marrakech Short Break Mount Toubkal Ascent – 4 days trek
- Atlas Trekking with Toubkal Summit – 6 days trek
- Trekking in the Jbel Sarhro
- Trekking in Ait Bougmez
- Mountain and Desert Tours
- Bonded Morocco Tours – Prices, Confirmation and Payment Options
Atlas Walking Holidays (2, 3 days+)
Walking in the Atlas is a great way to spend a couple of days. Base yourself in a Berber Guesthouse with guided day walks and picnic lunches.
Atlas Mule Trekking (2, 3 days+)
Hike in the Atlas mountains with a Berber guide and Mountain Team with mules to carry the kit. Pause to look across beautiful valleys, breathe the mountain air and look out over flat-roofed houses, barely distinguishable from the earth they are constructed from, and terraces where crops are grown e.g. cereals, mint and alfalfa.
Picnic by a stream, surrounded by the natural beauty of Morocco, and witness a traditional way of life as you walk through Berber villages or spend the night with a family who welcome you with traditional Berber hospitality – a glass of sweet mint tea.
You will be off the usual tourist trails and accommodation (mountain huts, Berber guesthouses or 2-person tents) is rustic, with adequate washing facilities.
A Mountain Guide and cook accompany treks with mules to carry the gear. We advise on equipment and fitness required prior to booking.
Short Break Mount Toubkal Ascent – 4 days trek
The highest Atlas peak of Mount Toubkal is within easy reach of Marrakech and achievable in 4 days - extra days simply add to the joy of hiking in the Atlas. Suitable for a long week-end break or perhaps enjoy a day in Marrakech either side of the trek.
Day 1 - Marrakech to Imlil (Airport transfer direct to Imlil available). 10am transfer from Marrakech to Imlil, via the Ouirgane valley and the Berber village of Setti Fattima. Time to acclimatise to the altitude. Berber Guesthouse on HB (evening meal and breakfast)
Day 2 – Imlil to the base camp of Mount Toubkal. 9am meet your Mountain Guide and load the mules; set off across mule tracks towards the highest Atlas peak of Mount Toubkal and reach the Mountain Refuge base camp in the afternoon. Mountain Refuge on HB (evening meal and breakfast) with picnic lunch
Day 3 – Ascent of Mount Toubkal, return Imlil. Early morning ascent of the summit of Mount Toubkal; descend and return to Imlil. Berber Guesthouse on HB (evening meal and breakfast) with picnic lunch
Day 4 – Imlil to Marrakech. Morning transfer to Marrakech with the rest of the day free.
Atlas Trek with Toubkal Summit – 6 days trek
Day 1 - Imlil to Oukaimeden (winter ski station and summer migration of livestock for the Imnane villages) passing by Tizi n’ Tamatert and Tizi n’ Addi (2900m). 6 Hours walking
Day 2 - Oukaimden to Imsker, via Tizi n’ Oukaimeden (2400m) passing by the villages of Ousertak valley. 6 Hours walking
Day 3 - Imsker to Ait Aissa by Tizi n’ Tacht (2450m) and Azzaden village. 5 Hours walking
Day 4 - Ait Aissa to Aremd passing Tizi n’ Tizikert (2800m). Overnight Aremd (1900m). 6 Hours walking
Day 5 - Aremd to Neltner Refuge passing by Sidi Chamharouche. 5 Hours walking
Day 6 - Up early and, with a hearty breakfast, begin the ascension of the Summit (4167m). Back to base for lunch and set off to Imlil. 8 hours walking
Trekking in the Jbel Sarhro
In addition to the Atlas, we also offer private treks (with mules to carry the kit) in the Jbel Sarhro mountain range. This region is more temperate all year round and offers an ‘off the beaten track’ experience in comparison to the more popular walks in the Atlas.
Treks usually start and end in Ncob and, as this is a full day’s drive from Marrakech, there is the opportunity to include some of the sites of interest along the route e.g. World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou and Kasbah el Glaoui in Telouet.
Trekking in Ait Bougmez
As an alternative to the High Atlas region of Imlil, we offer trekking in the area of Ait Bougmez and the Mgoun Massif – this is a beautiful region and currently more ‘off the beaten track’ than Imlil. Due to the altitude, like Toubkal, this is idea for late spring into summer trekking with a local mountain guide and mules to carry your kit.
Mountain and Desert Tours in Morocco
Experience the diversity of Morocco and combine the Atlas Mountains with the Sahara desert. After trekking in the Atlas for a couple of days, or longer, travel across Morocco’s ever-changing landscapes to the dunes of the Sahara at either Merzouga or M’hamid. Arrive at the edge of the Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga sand dunes to go camel trek with a nomad guide, sip mint tea in the Sahara and immerse yourself in the stillness of the desert. See 'Tea in the Sahara Desert Tours' for more information.
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