High Atlas Trek, Morocco - August 2003
The trek undertaken was booked through Explore Worldwide and was carried out between the 02-Aug-03 and 16-Aug-03. These pages are dedicated to the trek and includes photos and comments from different members of the group.
Day 1 Fly London/Marrakesh. 2 In Marrakesh. 3 Drive to Imlil via Asni; walk Aremd. 4 to 13 10-day trek from Aremd, visiting the Berber villages of Ouanskera, Iabessene, Oukaimeden, Amskere and Tizi Oussem before attempting an optional ascent of Mount Toubkal. Last day return to Aremd. 14 Walk to Imlil, drive to Marrakesh. 15 Fly London.
Accommodation & Meals: Hotel BB (3nts); Village houses/Gites/Mountain Refuge FB (11nts).
Mode of Travel: Minibus/On foot during 10-day High Atlas Trek.
Comment: Moderate to strenuous trekking (5-8hrs a day) at altitudes of around 3000m. Most of the trek is along worn paths. The ascent of Mount Toubkal is non-technical and optional - it involves scrambling over steep slopes. Snow may be encountered on early departures. Bring a sleeping bag and foam mat.
Group Size: 15 plus Explore Leader plus driver(s), mountain guide, cook and muleteers. Mules transport luggage.