Villages Hikes (#3 of 13)Villages Hikes (#3 of 13)
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The High Atlas, the greatest mountain range of North Africa, is perhaps the most beautiful and intriguing part of Morocco. It has retained a remoteness which until recent decades was virtually complete, and contains villages where the way of life has changed little for centuries.
Outsiders to the mountains are constantly surprised when they encounter the friendliness and openness of the villagers, as they go about their everyday tasks. Hiking in the High Atlas is one of the best possible experiences in Morocco â?? feasible exploration of stunning natural beauty, and of a rigidly individual world.
Regardless of levels of fitness this area is accessible to all. There is a wide range of trekking possibilities, from a short ramble through the villages that surround the Mt Toubkal Auberge, to more demanding multi-day treks. Mule support can be arranged for bags and people, which opens up more opportunities. The mule trails around the valleys are well contoured and kept in excellent condition.
In what follows are a few examples of possible treks. Ahmed ait tadrart is a qualified and long experienced CFAMM Mountain Guide. He and the Mt Toubkal Auberge staff are happy to discuss possibilities with you and arrange full accompanied trekking support.