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High Atlas Trek: Mgoun Traverse

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Menara, Morocco

Visit: Marrakesh, Menara, Tighli, Menara

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Trekking

Overview

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Described as the most beautiful mountain in Morocco, Mount Mgoun dominates the Bougmez Valley, an area described as Morocco’s Sangria La. This secret region is often compared to the mighty Himalaya due to its rich orchards, green pastures and snow-capped mountain backdrop.   Here small towns and sleepy hamlets are connected by unmarked trekking trails and ancient caravan routes which take you deep into the cultural heart of the Berbers. This wonderful trekking holiday offers the opportunity to stand on the stunning summit of Mount Mgoun (4071m), the third highest peak in Morocco. The journey up Mgoun takes you through pockets of solitude where you’ll camp on beautiful high pastures used by nomadic shepherds, and explore isolated hamlets nestled in deep valleys. From the summit the views stretch all the way from the mighty High Atlas to the stunning Sahara Desert. The adventure finishes in the dramatic Mgoun Gorge with its terraced fields and village gardens bordered by the famed Damask rose. This unique holiday explores a wonderfully remote and rich cultural region where visitors are rare and ends in magical Marrakech.

Highlights

    • Head off the beaten track and through a timeless region to a remote peak
    • Hike through the heartland of the Berbers and colourful Bougamez Valley
    • Camp on stunning high pastures and meet Morocco’s nomadic shepherds
    • Experience the magic of Marrakech and discover the stunning Mgoun Gorge

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 62412
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Marrakesh, Morocco
Finishes: Menara, Morocco
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • An experienced professional local leader
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on first and last day of itinerary)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described in the trip dossier
  • All meals
  • Full service on trek including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $785 ($98/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Morocco Marrakech, Bougamez Valley, Tilibiyt N’Tarkeddit Plateau, M’Goun, Tiguitine, Ameskar Gorge, Boutaghar, ‘Kasbah Route’, Djemaa El Fna
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Jim Qin  

Mustafa was the best trip leader I have ever had. He takes pride in what he does. He is informative. He is extremely genuine. He is an asset to KE. The trip was amazing! Mustafa was an outstanding guide. The group had a fantastic time. Would definitely go with KE again and would recommend KE to my friends. Mustafa was very informative about the culture and people of the Atlas mountains. The trekking group were interesting and diverse. The scenery was superb. Finally, the food was surprisingly tasty - I think I even gained weight!

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Nicolar Carr  

The brochure does not do this trip justice! Fabulous trek in the Atlas Mountains - each day different from the previous one. Lovely variety of mountains and valleys. A real insight into Berber culture and shepherds semi-nomadic way of life. Not enough superlatives to describe the trek. Excellent trek leader, superb food, stunning ridge walk to summit of Mgoun and beautiful valley and gorge walks on last 2 days.

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Amy Orlandi  

Mustafa was out of this world. Best trek leader my parter and I ever had. Very knowledgeable and genuine. The diverse terrain of the trip was amazing. The cooking was fabulous, even for a picky eater as myself. The group dynamics were great.

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Emma Olsen  

We had a very good guide. Excellent pace and information about areas we were walking through. He was a good laugh at all times and made the trip very enjoyable. Fantastic holiday. I would recommend it to others and we are definitely looking forward to our next trip to Everest Base Camp!

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David Hattam and Denis Vail  

My partner and I would strongly recommend travelling with you again. The service from start to finish of our travel experience was outstanding. Our hotel was everything you needed - comfortable, clean, great breakfast and staff very friendly, catering for your every need and always willing to help. The tent accommodation was excellent, muleteers set tents up everyday on trek. Food on trip was excellent! Cook had excellent rapport with muleteers and worked very well together. This ensured great hygiene and quality of food. Our guide Mohamed planned our days in a way he knew the group could manage and would enjoy. Our guide explained history of villages and how the locals live day to day lives. Mohammed showed great guidance skills, patience and gave the whole group support and praise. Thank you to all the crew for a great experience. Mohamed AIT ALLA (our trip leader)should be highly praised for his leadership on this trek. Mohammed explained every detail of the day ahead and made the route each day very enjoyable with his knowledge of local lives and the history of villages and local peoples survival skills. Mohamed constantly checked on the groups well being, Mohamed showed great patience and enthusiasm. Mohamed's people skills are excellent and has great rapport with the staff team and the trekking group. We hope to have Mohamed lead us on our next adventure as he made the whole experience brilliant. Well done Mohamed. Both my partner and myself, other than feeling tired at

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Christine L.  

Most enjoyed: The scenery along the entire trek (more spectacular than Toubkal), The challenge in particular sections (steep scree & soft snow slope).

Tour Operator

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