Mount Mgoun: Berber Trade Routes & Kasbahs Trek

Mount Mgoun: Berber Trade Routes & Kasbahs Trek

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Highlights

  • Trek the M’Goun Massif, a spectacular spine of mountain ridges and sculpted valleys in the heart of the Atlas mountains
  • Climb the third highest point in North Africa M’Goun at 4068m
  • Get off the beaten track and explore the saw-tooth Jurassic peaks and remote mountain villages of the High Atlas
  • Experience nomadic Berber communities and their way of life
  • Be in awe of Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge and the dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of the Atlas Mountains, the Sahara Desert and the environments that have enclosed them for centuries
  • Be dazzled by the incredible night skies as you camp under the endless display of stars
  • Visit Aït Ben Haddou, UNESCO-protected red mudbrick ksar (fortified village) which seems frozen in time and still resembling its days in the 11th century 
  • Enjoy delicious and hearty home cooked Moroccan meals during your trek
  • Explore the vibrant and colourful maze of of Marrakech
  • Receive a complimentary Water-To-Go bottle on departure to minimise our plastic foot-print in Morocco!

 

Overview

Discover the remote and less visited pocket of the High Atlas Mountains, stand in awe of Dades Gorge, Todra Gorge and the dunes of Erg Chebbi, explore the Unesco-listed 16th-century kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, before trekking the Sahara Desert and spending a night under a thousand stars on the edge of the largest desert in the world. This is your chance to experience the diverse landscapes of Morocco sculptured over centuries, trek with local Berber people and conquer the second highest peak in North Africa, M’Goun (4068m).

The M’Goun Massif is a spectacular spine of mountain ridges and sculpted valleys located in the remote Ait Bougamez Valley, ‘The Happiness Valley’, which gets its name from the cheerful and welcoming local people, this summit is regarded as Morocco’s best kept secret. 

Following ancient caravan routes, you’ll trek through the valleys and high plateaus passing through remote villages, reaching M’Goun which is the valley’s crowning glory. Surrounded by fragrant orchards, dramatic gorges and fertile pastures, you’ll encounter a hidden pocket of Morocco where travellers are rarely seen. By day you’ll trek through this amazing scenery while at night, you’ll camp & overnight in mountain huts used by nomadic shepherds.  

This new and exclusive journey also explores Ait Ben Haddou a fortified village made of earthen clay whilst giving you the chance to walk the ancient sands of the Sahara Desert. Finally, there’s time to enjoy the sights and smells of Marrakech, one of the great cities of the Arabic world.

 

Day 1

Flight from UK to Marrakech Airport, Morocco
Flight from London UK to Marrakech Morocco(approx 3.5 hours)
On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL protected Flight Agent at an additional cost. Flights are not included to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Morocco if you wish. The recommended flights for this trip will include airport transfers in Morocco. There are direct flights from London and other major airports across the UK.

On your arrival into Marrakech Airport on the recommended Adventurous Ewe flight time, you will be met with a private transfer to the riad where you will spend the night. Marrakech is a colourful city and most people head for the central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna beneath the imposing tower of the Koutoubia Mosque. 

Here you’ll have time to get to know your fellow team-mates, make final preparations for your trek as your Leader will provide a full trek briefing over dinner and you’ll overnight in a local riad.

Included
Transfer: From Marrakech airport to local riad
Accommodation: Riad (twin/multi share basis)
Meals: Not included

Day 2

Transfer to Agouti. Trek to Arous
After breakfast in the riad, you’ll load your kit into the vehicle to begin your journey to the trek start point. Travelling beyond beyond the hustle and bustle of Marrakech the road leads through the farmlands of the Moroccan countryside. On the way your local guide will give a detailed talk on Morocco’s cultural history and answer any questions you may have.

Enroute you’ll stop in the town of Azilal for mint tea, refreshments, and some lunch before continuing down into the Bougamez Valley, an arid, craggy and starkly beautiful region, stopping close to the village of Agouti (1780m). Meeting your muleteers, and the rest of your trek crew, your trek begins into the lush farmland towards Arous, following the river as it meanders through poppy strewn fields. Overnight camp.

Included
Kit bag transfer: Main kit bag transferred on mules
Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3

Trek the M’Goun Massif
Today sees a steadily rising traverse towards the col known as Tizi-m-Oumskiyg (2910m). The river gradually peters out as you enter the higher mountain scenery of the Central Atlas. A welcome rest at the col and some mid morning snacks before bearing left and upwards towards the ridgeline above. Approximately 2 miles of gradual ascent see you on the ridge and the viewpoint of Aghouixni Est (3400m). From here you’ll have spectacular views of M’Goun and can clearly see the following days route.

Then it’s time to descend via good paths towards the high plateau known as Tilibiyt N’Tarkeddit, overlooking the Tessaout Valley. This is a strikingly green oasis area used frequently by Berber shepherds. High pasture nestles beneath the peaks of the M’Goun massif, and spectacular rock formations surround the area.

Tonight’s camp is near a small mountain hut with good toilet facilities and showers (for a small fee). The rest of the afternoon is free to soak up the nomadic Berber ambience of the tranquil oasis.  

Included
Kit bag transfer: Main kit bag transferred on mules
Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4

Trek the third highest mountain in North Africa, M’Goun (4068m)
A pre-dawn start is required today as your route gains height steadily, at first by headtorch, onto the lower slopes of M’Goun. An hour or so later the first rays of sunshine begin to creep across the lower slopes of the M’Goun massif. This straightforward route, with the odd rougher section makes progress via switchbacks up a rolling ridgeline of subsidiary peak M’Goun Oest (3978m). After 4 or 5 hours you’ll reach the stunning ridgeline leading to M’Goun. Breaking left along the ridge, which drops away steeply on both sides, you’ll be surrounded by breath-taking views. To the south the Jebel Sahro region frames the edge of the Sahara beyond, and southwest we can see the Toubkal range in the distance.

Looking back to the north your route of the previous two days is clear, dipping into the Bougamez Valley and the Draa region. A further hour, gently rising along the ridge brings you to the cairned summit of M’Goun itself (4068m). After the obligatory summit photos you begin the descent by a different route making a traverse of the mountain. Heading south initially on the ridge and then down scree slopes to your lunch spot by the river where wild camels graze the fertile valley sides. After lunch you’ll continue along tracks toward Tiguitine (2700m) and your camp for the night which should be reached in under 3 hours from the summit.

Tiguitine is a very pleasant camp, surrounded by interesting rock formations and beautiful streams. Your local crew will no doubt treat you to some Berber songs and dancing in the evening to celebrate your successful traverse and summit of the mountain.

Included
Kit bag transfer: Main kit bag transferred on mules
Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5

Trek to Ameskar Gorge
A more leisurely start today as you continue to follow the river course away from the high mountains and into the fertile farmland of the Central Atlas foothills. After a short ascent to a small col you lose height gradually following undulating terrain, passing through small thickets of fig trees and criss-crossing streams before emerging from the undergrowth at Ifni Ait Hamou (2550m).

A small café sits by the trailside in this improbable location offering mint tea and biscuits. In a further 2 miles you’ll reach the village of Tighremt N’Tichki, passing a large kasbah on the outskirts now used for communal grain storage – an impressive structure.

As the river broadens you’ll pass rushing waterfalls and use stepping-stones to cross where necessary. Taking advantage of riverside trees for shade you’ll stop for lunch. Another leisurely couple of hours along the river leads you to the village of Ameskar El Fougani, where you’ll negotiate the field systems surrounding the village and continue to Ameskar El Tahtani (1990m) 2 miles further on. Your campsite is just before the entrance to the Ameskar Gorge.

Included
Kit bag transfer: Main kit bag transferred on mules
Accommodation: Camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6

Trek to Boutaghar village
A fairly early start today to avoid the heat later in the day. Leaving camp the valley walls steepen quickly and awesome rock architecture looms above as you press on through the ‘Petites Gorges du M’Goun’.

Eventually the gorge opens out giving way to open farmland. Crops line the riverbanks and the smell of fruit trees and growing herbs fills the air. Lunch will be served along a shady riverside nook with the chance for a refreshing dip. It’s then a 2 hour trek to the village of Boutaghar for a night at a local gite. 

Included
Kit bag transfer: Main kit bag transferred on mules
Accommodation: Local gite (shared rooms)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7

Transfer and trek into the Sahara Desert
After breakfast you’ll be transferred from Boutaghar to the Dades Gorge and further to Todra Gorge. After a quick explore it’s then on to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. You will arrive there later in the afternoon and after a short break you will start your trek into the Saharan desert dunes, accompanied by your camels where you will spend the night in berber tents. After witnessing a stunning sunset, its time to enjoy a fantastic home cooked camp dinner. 

Included
Kit bag transfer: Kit bag transferred by camels
Accommodation: Desert camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8

Ait Ben Haddou
It’s the perfect morning to rise early to catch the sun rise over the sand dunes and to enjoy a camp breakfast. It’s then back on the camels to return to the auberge. From there you’ll be transferred to Ait Ben Haddou.

Ait Benhaddou is a small town with one of the best-preserved and most sought-after Kasbah’s to visit in all of Morocco. Located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas in the Province of Ouarzazate, the site of Ait-Ben-Haddou is the most famous ksar in the Ounila Valley. The Ksar of Aït-Ben-Haddou is a striking example of southern Moroccan architecture. The ksar is a mainly collective grouping of dwellings. Inside the defensive walls which are reinforced by angle towers and pierced with a baffle gate, houses crowd together – some modest, others resembling small urban castles with their high angle towers and upper sections decorated with motifs in clay brick – but there are also buildings and community areas. It is an extraordinary ensemble of buildings offering a complete panorama of pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques. Here you will spend an incredible night.

Included
Accommodation: Camp
Meals:  Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9

Marrakech
After breakfast you’ll be transferred back to Marrakech, via the spectacular Tizi ‘n Tichka pass. The Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) connects Marrakesh with the southern oases. It was built to bypass the old caravan route to the Draa, which meandered through the Ounilla Valley and was controlled throughout the 19th century by the powerful Glaoui clan.

As you pass Aït Ourir, the road ascends and takes a turn for the scenic amid oak trees and walnut groves. Past the village of Taddert, the road gets steeper and the landscape is stripped of colour, except for hardy wildflowers and kids along the road selling geodes dyed red.

Arriving in Marrakech early in the afternoon prepare for all your senses to be ignited. Spend the last 2 nights in a riad in the medina of Marrakech allowing you plenty of easy access to explore this maze of enchantment and dazzlement.

Included
Accommodation: Local riad (shared room basis)
Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Day 10

Return home
Transfer to Marrakech Airport for your return flight home filled with travel tales and experiences to cherish for a lifetime.

Included
Meals: Breakfast only

Why go

Supporting local tourism and local communities 

Since the devasting earthquake in Morocco in 2023, local tourism in the remote High Atlas Mountains has been impacted greatly as many local communities and livelihoods in this area rely on tourism. Together with Virgin Airlines, we donated a lot of kit to the local communities in the High Atlas to help them rebuild their lives. We also support the Eve Branson Foundation who create opportunities for local people in the High Atlas Mountains which can make a meaningful difference to their families and community. The Foundation have developed initiatives in four key areas of support: artisanal training; environment; healthcare and education. 

We’re also passionate about exploring off the beaten track routes in order to help communities who are in the shadow of mainstream tourist destinations. We also aim to create an adventure which is about discovery, immersing yourself in fascinating environments, customs and cultures and provides an understanding of history and people. On this trek you have the unique opportunity to connect with local people in a meaningful way, the true essence of travel.

Pre-trek info

On booking your trek, you will receive all the exciting trip info via our free mobile travel app. You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your adventure ahead. A’ppy days.

Pre-trip support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this trek and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the destinations that we visit in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Chief Ewe, Jim, has lived in Morocco so he has plenty of helpful tips and recommendations of things to do and see, places to stay, where to eat & drink and other areas of Morocco to explore if your time permits.

Flights

On signing up for the trip, we will provide you with the recommended flights to book or alternately, we can book the flights for you through our ATOL & ABTA protected Flight Agent at an additional cost.

Flights are not included in your to give you the flexibility to travel from your nearest airport, use your frequent flyer points or extend your stay in Morocco if you wish. The recommended flights for this will include airport transfers in Morocco. There are direct flights from London and other major airports across the UK. Flights are operated by Easyjet, Ryan Air and British Airways.

For any further info on flights, please feel free to get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Passport

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 3 months beyond the intended length of stay in Morocco. For the latest entry requirements for Morocco, please click here.  

Visa

British nationals do not require a visa to enter Morocco for the purpose of tourism for up to 3 months. For the latest Foreign & Commonwealth updates and entry requirements, please click here.

Travel insurance
TRAVEL INSURANCE

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. It is compulsory that everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes, among other things, cover for the full value of your trip, medical (emergency, evacuation and repatriation) arrangements, trekking to an altitude of 4068 metres, personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects, flight delays and pandemic travel cover.

For UK residents we have partnered with Campbell & Irvine Direct to provide you with a travel insurance. If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote.

Global Rescue Membership
For peace of mind whilst trekking in the mountains, we highly recommend Global Rescue which provides short term membership giving access to travel, security, medical advisory and evacuation services up to $US500,000.  They’re a specialised field rescue company, and assist from the point of illness or injury by getting you to the closest and most appropriate medical facilities to get stabilised. Once fit to fly if you require additional inpatient treatment Global Rescue will further evacuate and repatriate to your home hospital on record. These services are all covered through their upfront membership fee with no claims process.  For more info, please click here.

Vaccinations & allergies

There are currently no mandatory vaccination requirements for Morocco. Recommended vaccinations include: Tetanus, Typhoid and Hepatitis A.

For the most up to date information on vaccinations, please consult with your GP or travel healthcare practitioner 6 – 8 weeks in advance of travel. For up to date vaccination information please check the NHS government website ‘Fit for Travel’.

Severe allergies
If you have a severe allergy please inform us at the time of booking. We will do all we can to help, but unfortunately we are unable to guarantee an allergy free environment on this trip. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not carried as standard by AE leaders and crew. Whilst your leader is aware of our trekkers medical history, please also inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Leaders & crew

All groups are accompanied by a Local Leader is a key part to this trip. They are all expertly trained and experienced in every field of this high altitude trek, bilingual (English and Arabic) and qualified in first aid and/or Wilderness First responder. They also have a huge passion for what they do and have plenty of knowledge ready to share with you. They are responsible for ensuring the complete safety, wellbeing and enjoyment of the team whilst also retaining a flexible and fun attitude. The Leaders have radio and phone contact with base, the local office and Adventurous Ewe’s HQ.

There will be a UK Mountain Leader for groups over 8 people. 

Ramadan 2025

The arrival of Ramadan has always been associated with a certain amount of mystique and contemplation. The exact date of the month’s beginning is traditionally determined by religious scholars/authorities under the cover of night as they seek to observe certain sightings related to the appearance and cycle of the moon.

It’s important to note, however, that due to the cycle of the moon, Ramadan dates vary in different countries, albeit typically only by a day. So far, Ramadan 2025 is expected to begin on the sunset of Friday 28th of February to the evening of 30 March 2025.

 

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment and to make your experience more authentic and safe.

The minimum group size for this trek to run is 6 people and the maximum group size is 16 people.

You are also welcome to use this trip as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

Trip grading

This trek is graded as ‘Tough’. The trip is designed for confident trekkers who may be new to high altitude trekking as well as those who have some experience. Although this trek is not technically difficult, you should be an experienced walker as trails are quite rocky and very remote. Most routes follow mule trails but there are some rough paths that involve walking on scree. The trek includes full porterage meaning your main kit bag will be transported for you so you only need to carry your daypack. You should be prepared for a couple of long days with some boulders and steep sections and long and exposed ridge line during the ascent of Mount Mgoun.

For spring and autumn treks, the days are pleasant (20-26ºC) in Agadir and Taroudant and the nights mild. Rain is infrequent. On trek the days should be warm to hot (18- 28ºC with clear skies and strong sun) the nights will be cool (8-18ºC). At this time of year it is unlikely there will be any snow on the higher ridges. Rain cannot be ruled out but is unlikely to be prolonged. Please note mountain weather is always unpredictable and as a result we may very occasionally be forced to amend the itinerary for part of the trek. 

This is a fantastic remote trekking experience which includes spectacular scenery in a region that sees very few visitors and has strong cultural links to the Berbers and nomads.

Altitude

Trekking to the summit of North Africa’s third highest mountain (maximum 4068m) involves walking and sleeping at altitude, therefore altitude sickness is a possibility. Mild symptoms may be experienced, such as headaches, nausea and loss of appetite. The best way to adjust to altitude is to walk slowly, rest as often as possible and drink plenty of water! Rest assured your Leader is experienced in high altitude trekking and will advise you accordingly if you are starting to feel the effects of altitude.

Training

A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this trek to help you with your preparations. Your training should incorporate aerobic (endurance building), anaerobic (strength building) exercises and some good long walks! Training in your trekking kit with your ruck-sack on consecutive days in the outdoors is ideal to help with your preparations too.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and Strength & Movement Coach, Peter Lant. For more info, please visit our Training & Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you register for this trek. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one. Well worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers. An exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code will be provided for outdoor retailers on registering for this mountain adventure.

Exclusive kit discount code

To help you get the very best from your trek we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in an outdoor retailer both online and in store. This store offers a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and this trek.

Weather

For spring and autumn treks, the days are pleasant (20-26ºC) in Agadir and Taroudant and the nights mild. Rain is infrequent. On trek the days should be warm to hot (18- 28ºC with clear skies and strong sun) the nights will be cool (8-18ºC). At this time of year it is unlikely there will be any snow on the higher ridges. Rain cannot be ruled out but is unlikely to be prolonged. Please note mountain weather is always unpredictable and as a result we may very occasionally be forced to amend the itinerary for part of the trek. 

Accommodation

3 night’s guesthouse/riad accommodation (twin or multi share)
5 night’s camping (shared tents)
1 night local gite (shared rooms)

We’ve sourced our accommodation very carefully and selcted a locally owned guesthouse in line with the Adventurous Ewe style of travel, but please note that service and accommodation in Morocco may be different to western standards. The rooms are on a twin or multi share basis. Whilst some rooms have ensuites, others have a shared bathroom.

Single travellers

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation in order to keep the cost at a minimum for you. Single rooms may be organised for an additional cost however this is dependent on accommodation availability. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multi-share. Please note that the accommodation in the local gite may be on a mixed gender share basis in large dorm rooms. For more info, please get in touch with us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Food & drinks

9 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 7 dinners included

On your trek the food is a mixture of local and Western, all purchased locally and cooked for you by your trek cook. Breakfasts are continental style, with tea and coffee, orange juice, cereal, bread, jam and honey. Lunches will be provided on the days of trekking. Dinner will be provided in the guesthouse and in camp. Dinner usually consists of rice, pasta, couscous, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) and maybe some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef). Meat is not prominent on the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks including mint tea.

Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice of cous cous and tajine or omelettes. This is particularly the case during the more rural or trekking sections of the trip. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform Adventurous Ewe at info@adventurousewe.co.uk 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.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. You should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles. Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trip, but we strongly discourage buying these as it contributes to plastic waste. Please note recycling is not fully established in Morocco so plastic bottles are an increasing waste problem.

Water-to-go bottle

Adventurous Ewe has partnered with Water-to-Go, a filtration system that eliminates over 99.99% of all microbiological contaminants from any non-salt water source – for more info please click here. Adventurous Ewe trekkers will receive a free Water-to-Go bottle when departing on this trek, and better still, 15% of the purchase value for replacement filters will be donated to our environmental charity partner, Cool Earth.

Please help us reduce the volume of single use plastic in this pristine environment.

Payment details

Deposit of £125 per person is required on booking.
Remaining balance of £1100 per person is due for payment no later than 4 weeks prior to the trip start date.

 

We’ve got you covered – financial protection 
If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection arranged by IPP .

Pay in instalments, interest free
We’re well aware that adventures can be a significant investment, so we’ve set out to make it easy to afford. Once you’ve put down your deposit, you can pay the remaining balance off in monthly instalments with no extra charges so you can get out there and live your dream.

Stay connected

All your trip info will be sent to you through a travel mobile app via Vamoos which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app. For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required. Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +(0)7747 346 588.

Climate change charity partner

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

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What's Included?

Pre-trip:

  • Personalised trip support in the lead up to your trek from Adventurous Ewe
  • Trek training guide
  • Discount on personal kit
  • Trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Public liability insurance
  • Financial Protection for your booking
  • Monthly payment plan available
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning
  • Free Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go Bottle

During your trip:

  • Adventurous Ewe Leader (for groups over 7 people)
  • Local Mountain Guide
  • All ground crew per your itinerary including cook and luggage transfer on the trek via mules (please ensure your kit bag does not exceed 10kgs for the mules)
  • 3 night’s guesthouse/riad accommodation (twin or multi share)
  • 5 night’s camping (shared tents)
  • 1 night local gite (shared rooms)
  • All meals as outlined in your itinerary – 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 7 dinners
  • Private vehicle transfers as outlined in your itinerary
  • Safety equipment and first aid provisions
  • Risk assessments, safety management and emergency planning.

What's Not Included?

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations
  • Return flights to Marrakech. These can be arranged for you at an additional cost through our Flight Agent who is ATOL protected
  • Airport transfers if arriving or departing on flights outside our recommended flight times
  • Additional excursions outside the itinerary
  • Personal spending money and drinks (cash is needed for purchases of snacks & drinks along the trek route)
  • Personal snacks, electrolytes, water purification tablets and medication
  • Kit and equipment as listed on your kit list 
  • Tips for local crew
  • Single room/tent supplement
  • Any associated costs with leaving the trek early.

 

TRIP EXTENSION

If you wish to extend your stay in Marrakech, we can help you with plenty of recommendations of things to do and see, places to stay and suggestions on where to eat. Central Marrakech is only a short taxi journey to the airport plus there’s many other areas of Morocco which are worth exploring if your time permits. Chief Ewe, Jim, has lived in Morocco so he has plenty of helpful tips available once you’ve booked on this exciting adventure. For more information, please contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering our trips in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the ethical features embedded in our Mount Mgoun: Berber Trade Routes & Kasbahs Trek are:

  • Using local crew who are qualified Guides, support crew and drivers who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Staying in smaller-scale locally owned gite & riad accommodation
  • Buying locally produced food and drink, and dining in locally owned restaurants
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible
  • Careful management of limited energy and water resources
  • Offering real life experiences which promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Operating with a ‘leave no trace’ ethos – take only memories, leave only footprints
  • Operating a ‘pack in, pack out’ ethos – we all have a responsibility to the next person and to be good stewards of the land. If you packed it in, please remember to pack it out.
  • Adventurous Ewe will make a financial contribution to the environmental charity, Cool Earth, as part of our business partnership.

As Sir David Attenborough said:

“Helping Cool Earth to halt tropical deforestation makes a real difference. Perhaps the biggest difference we will make in our whole lives.”

We will continue to invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth and we invite you, our valuable flock, to do the same. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by simply clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. 

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

TIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL ON THIS TRIP

  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip. Your complimentary Adventurous Ewe Water-to-Go bottle is ideal. 
  • Your packaging waste: If bringing some snacks or new items/clothing from home, please remove as much packaging as possible and recycle or responsibly disregard this rubbish in your home country. 

Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Location
Africa & The Middle East
Duration
10 days & 9 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£1225.00
Trip Notes