We are pleased to offer this amazing trek through the dramatic remote mountain landscape of the Jebel Sahro in Morocco. The perfect destination for a winter sun trek and an opportunity to walk through the lands of the nomadic Berber people. Lying between the High Atlas Mountains and the edge of the Sahara Desert the area has much variety to offer the trekker. There are lofty pinnacles, extraordinary flat-topped mountains, deep gorges and very welcome fertile oases. This is a truly memorable landscape to be savoured. Its inhabitants, the Ait Atta, move from season to season between the Sahro region and the Atlas Mountains to seek food for their animal herds.
Our trek will be a mixture of camping and staying in local Berber village houses. Our highly professional team will prepare all meals and erect our tents so we just have to turn up after our day’s walk and relax! With a maximum altitude of 2,592m/8,504ft, there should be no problem with acclimatization and the daytime temperatures should be perfect for walking. We anticipate clear blue skies with extensive views over to the snow capped High Atlas mountains. Your main pack will be transported for you so you just need to carry a day pack.
The holiday includes the first night and last 2 nights in Marrakech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we will stay in a riad or hotel. Marrakech, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire with mazelike alleys where thriving souks sell traditional textiles, leather goods, pottery and spices. Food vendors line Djemaa el-Fna, a broad square where storytellers and musicians perform. The last day will include a guided tour of this bustling city and there will be time to head into the souks to admire the vast array of wares on sale.
There is single accommodation available on 7 of the 9 nights – 3 in our riad in Marrakech and 4 nights in single tents. There are no singles available in the local Berber houses. Single supplement is £20 per night (£140 in total). Please book early as single occupancy is limited.
Price includes: 9 nights full board (3 hotel / 4 tent / 2 Berber house); city tour; airport transfer at certain times. Single room supplement (Marrakesh only) £20 per night, subject to availability.
Not included: flights, tips (around £40) , entrance fees on city tour and at kasbah (approx £10 total)
See the Getting Here link on the right for the itinerary.