Undiscovered Atlas

A fantastic winter trek in the dramatic and isolated Anti-Atlas mountains. Marvel at kasbahs perched above terraced valleys and wide oases, as well as distant peaks fading into the desert haze. The ascent of Jebel Aklim (2531m) provides wonderful views of the snow-covered High Atlas. Walking through small Berber villages brings you closer to the locals and their way of life. The trek ends in Taroudant, with time to experience the souks and the ancient city walls.

8 days.

From £499pp

Your tour to Morocco includes:

  • Trek amongst terraced valleys and oases of Morocco's isolated and remote southwest
  • Included: * All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners * All accommodation * Transfers for group flights
  • Food: Moroccan food is generally speaking, excellent. At the beginning and the end of the trek there will be the opportunity to eat in restaurants where meals are reasonably priced - kebab and bread cost only about £4 (approx. US$6.50). In main towns it is possible to find very good French and Moroccan restaurants where a meal with wine will cost anything from £20 (approx. US$30) upwards. On the trek all of the food is provided. Breakfast is likely to consist of bread with jam and other condiments as well as tea and coffee. Lunch and dinner usually sees a variety of dishes served that include seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as some meat and tinned fish as well as various rice and bean dishes. The choice tends to be large so there is usually something for everyone. It is certainly not limited to cous cous and tagine and is often commented as a highlight of the trip! Vegetarians can be catered for and there is usually a variety of bean/pulse dishes as well as omelettes and vegetables. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus Office prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home. Bottled water can be purchased at the beginning of the trip and the team will store this for you throughout the trek, please note however that recycling is not fully established in Morocco so plastic bottles are increasingly a waste problem. Alternatively there will also be fresh water from local springs available every morning to fill your water bottles up. This will need to be purified so please bring your own purification tablets and purify for 2 hours or as instructed on the packet. This is a popular choice to avoid purchasing plastic bottles.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1

Start Agadir.

Day 2

Drive to Taroudant for lunch; continue to Irghem. Trek to first campsite.

Day 3

Walk to the village of Tagdicht, a long but diverse day.

Day 4

Ascent of Jebel Aklim (2531m).

Day 5

Three day complete circuit of Aklim Range with wild camping spots in various pastures. Passing through small villages and remote valleys.

Day 6

Continue our trek through this stunning remote region. With a chance to swim in natural pools.

Day 7

Final day in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Drive to Taroudant.

Day 8

End Agadir.

Other important information

  • Min Age : 16

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