• Trip duration
    9 days
  • Trip level
    -
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Atlas
  • Best period
    Feb, Mar

Description

Visible on the horizon from a palm-tree covered Marrakech, the vast wall that is the High Atlas Mountains is cut off by snow from mid-November onwards. This trip takes place within a hidden Berber world and involves close contact with the local villagers.

The long valleys which are skiable in winter here have a reputation for being unmissable. They are steep and enclosed and snow which has blown off the summits remains there for a long time.

Travelling over the high passes, we reach deep valleys and villages built above the terraced fields and walnut trees. Mules carry our equipment during this trek providing us with a welcome if somewhat unusual form of assistance.

Our base, the Kasbah du Toubkal, in the village of Imlil is somewhere you will not easily forget. The nights we spend in rustic mountain huts are largely compensated for by the comfort experienced in this impressive riad.

Extra details

Price

€ 2380 per person excluding flights. + Flight to Marrakech. At the time we planned this trip, tickets cost approximately € 350.

Date

Saturday February 21 to Sunday February 29, 2015

Local transport

Minibuses and four-wheel-drive vehicles are used for all transfers during the trip.

Equipment to be carried

All the routes can be completed with a day pack. Travel bags are transported by mules and porters.

Passport

Passport that is valid for more than 6 months.

Accomodation

We stay in a riad in Marrakech and with local people or in mountain huts during the tour Riads are comfortable houses located in the medina (the old town hidden inside the city’s ramparts that are built around a peaceful central square courtyard usually containing plants or trees and a fountain

Level

4 to 5 hours to walk up – For competent skiers.

Highlights

This is an unusual way to discover the Moroccan mountains at a time of year when they are not overcrowded. It is easy to interact with the locals as we will be traveling with a Berber guide, cooking team and muleteers. Our Moroccan friends provide us with a warm welcome and good organisational skills.

Spots of interest

Starting point

Very nice views of the ski touring trip

Price per person

1 Person2380EUR