A hearthwarming trek tailor made to our desires

For us this was a most amazing and personal experience. We went on a 5 day hike/ 7 day trip (around 15-20km hike per day) including the Jebel Serwa summit, we started from Marrakech and ended in Ouarzazate.

Two months before we already contacted english speaking Chris and Ahmed to discuss our level of hiking and equipment that we needed/had. We could leave excess luggage in the gite we stayed the first night. Prices were discussed transparently, although take into account that you will need to dispense some drinking money here and there. Prices were about 50-75 euro per day per person, everything included. When I say everything included, I mean really everything, with the best service one could get.

We experienced the harvesting of saffron in the middle of nowhere, shared picknicks with nomads and sheep, enjoyed tea on the summit of Jebel Serwa, ate fresh bread from a village backery, ate apples from the trees, visited an amazing and well preserved and still in use Agadir/Ighrem (grainary).

It was the best way to come in contact with the real berber life and understand what they were saying. We even learned a few songs on the way. Our guide Ibrahim made sure everything was ok for us at all time, the pace, the weather, sleeping arrangements. He also modified the tour a bit, with our agreement, to make the summit climb more pleasant and to pass through iziwai because it was more beautiful. There were a lot of local sources of spring water but the mules carried also some big bottles we bought.

Ibrahim made us a delicious variety of tagines and other food during the whole trip, we were always provided of berber whiskey. We slept a few nights in a tent that was provided and carried by the mules, we had a tent for dinner too. We slept in the most amazing places that we would otherwise have never seen or known.

We want to thanks Ahmed, Chris, Ibrahim, Lahcen and Ibrahim once again to take us on this adventure. This tour certainly enriched our minds and hearths.

Lynn and Filip
October 2021

I had a wonderful time and did some lovely walks. Thank you for helping me to organise the trip. I hope to come back in the summer for another trip. Aoife
C´est Anastasia. On est déjà de retour á la maison, et je voulais te raconter que tout est allé très bien, la réception á Marrakesh pour Ahmed et notre guide Mohamed, le trek, les camps, les muliers Omar et Ali (ils ont travaillé trés bien pour nous, tout était toujours prêt, les repas trés bons...), et en plus, on est arrivé jusqu´au sommet du M´Goum avec trés mauvais temps mais sans aucun problème merci á notre guide Mohamed. On est trés content. Je t´envoie quelque photos pour si tu veux les mettre dans la page de trekatlas. Merci et salutations. Anastasia.
Having successfully completed our trek with Trek Atlas (6 days from 10/06 until 16/06), and returned home from Morocco, we wanted to provide some feedback. We completed a 6 day trek with Trek Atlas from 10/06 until 16/06/2011. Our original aim was to do the Toubkal circuit via Lac D'Ifni and climb Toubkal. Unfortunately there was still too much snow on some of the high passes at this time (and therefore they were impassable for mules), but Ahmed was able to agree with us an alternative route that was to be very interesting / challenging and still combined it with the Toubkal ascent.
Coloradan Tom, Virginian Ron, Kansan Steve, and Texan Jim were Morocco bound when we signed up for a seven-day trek in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco in October 2009. The objectives were to claim Africa as another continent under our hiking boots and to climb the 13,665-ft Jebel Toubkal, the tallest mountain in North Africa. Click here for more http://home.earthlink.net/~trekatlas/
With the increase in direct flights to Morocco, more and more people are visiting not only the tourist coastal resorts of Agadir and Essouaria, but are flying into Marrakech to experience the sights and sounds of the bazaars and souks – so different from anything in Europe.
What is it really like trekking in the High Atlas mountains of Morocco? In May 2008 a group of us found out when we did a 6 day trek from Imlil with Ahmed as our guide. It was our first experience of a “guided tour” and we had no regrets at the end.