Trek amongst terraced valleys and oases of Morocco's isolated southwest
This is a fantastic short winter trek in southern Morocco; untouched, dramatic and rarely visited by Europeans.
The Anti-Atlas is in fact a volcanic mountain chain extending southwest from the High Atlas. Fortified kasbahs perch above beautiful terraced valleys and wide oases, while the distant jagged peaks fade into the desert haze.
On trek, there is plenty of contact with the local villagers, while the ascent of Jebel Aklim (2531m) gives us wonderful views of the snow-covered High Atlas to the north, and the desert range of Jebel Bani to the south. Agriculture is the way of life in this area, which we see every day walking through small, isolated, self-sufficient villages.
The trek ends in Taroudant, one of Morocco's five imperial cities, with time to explore the souks and the ancient perimeter walls.
What makes this trip responsible?
We have an excellent long-term relationship with the local operator and provide refresher training for all leaders with a focus on Responsible Tourism, so our local leaders can educate our clients locally on helping to preserve the way of life in their area. We work alongside local village associations and assist where possible with any support they request.
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