The Atlas Mountains which run some 2,500km across Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia are stunning and very popular with trekkers and hikers who love exploring these epic peaks. Treks don’t have to mean slumming it, it’s more than possible to do so luxury-travel-style in genuine comfort. Let Discover Ltd take you on this adventure and show you how to trek in style and comfort in Morocco.
About Discover Ltd
Discover Ltd have a wonderful philosophy of showing you the best that the Atlas Mountains and Morocco have to offer, but without all of the hardships traditionally associated with trips to this spectacular region. You have your own personal mountain guide who will be on hand for the duration of your stay to help with planning your trek and your luggage is carried by a mule in keeping with local traditions.
Discover Ltd have been guiding people through enriching and authentic Moroccan experiences since 1978, so it’s safe to say they’ve got it down to a fine art! They are also pretty unique in having their fabulous four-bedroom Trekking Lodge in the remote and stunning Azzaden Valley. The lodge benefits from breathtaking views and has a spectacular terrace looking up to the snow-capped peaks of the Toubkal Massif; it also includes an authentic hammam (Moroccan steam bath); there can be few better places to relax in after a day of walking through the mountains.
Discover Ltd are also passionate about giving something back and they make sure that their brand of eco-tourism benefits the local people, leaves little or no environmental impact and supports conservation. Read on for examples of some of their most popular treks…
Trekking in Style – 5 Nights in the Mountains
This tour takes you through the Western High Atlas Mountains where there are several peaks above 4000 metres. The mountains are home to the indigenous Berber people who have lived here for over 5000 years and you can visit their traditional, earthen mountainside houses. You trek back in time to another world largely unchanged for centuries, taking footpaths and mule tracks through the lush, irrigated terraces, apple orchards and walnut groves. The trek is tailored to your ability level and to your preferences; they tend to err on challenging but not too much! You also have lots of free time to explore the beautiful mountain villages.
Mount Toubkal in Style – 5 Nights in the Mountains
While exploring the Western High Atlas Mountains this tour also includes the chance to reach the summit of Toubkal Ascent (4167m), North Africaalternative mountain. Again, sensitive to differing needs, the tour offers alterative routes to reach the peak depending on your experience levels.
Trekking in Style – 5 Nights in the Mountains And 2 Nights in Marrakech
This trip gives you the best of both worlds. As well as your 5 nights in the mountains trekking the majestic Atlas Mountains you also have 2 nights in the fabled red city; the ultra-exotic Marrakech! Get lost in the fabulous, colourful souk markets in the Medina (old town) and find yourself in the legendary square; Djemaa el-Fna where anything can happen! The contrast between this environment and the mountains is immense; even the differing noise levels stand out – from the craziness of Marrakech to the total peace and serenity of the mountains.
As well as these trips, Discover Ltd also run yoga holidays, creative workshops, tours and overnight treks. Throughout all the experiences the same philosophy is evident; Discover Ltd ensure you get an authentic Moroccan experience combined with those little luxuries – definitely the best of both worlds!
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