Three peaks over 4000m, including Toubkal Classic trek through remote villages Absorb Berber culture and visit Marrakech
During Morocco mountain trek, we plan to summit Jebel Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak (4167m), Jebel Ouanakrim (4088m) and the lesser-known Jebel Adrar n'Dern (4001m). However, this trek offers far more than peak-bagging as we discover seldom-visited gorges, passes and valleys and as we cross the High Atlas Range, we are rewarded by spectacular views as far as the Sahara to the south. Some of our campsites are in high valleys, often cut off by snow in the winter but used as pastures during the summer months. One night we camp near Lake Ifni with the chance of an afternoon swim. When our trek is over we return to Marrakech to cool off in its pleasant gardens or to visit the souks for some last minute bargaining.
What makes this trip responsible?
With regular leader training, we can ensure our responsible tourism practices are passed onto local leaders. Our local muleteer teams have supported these tours for over 20 years who want to continue preserving their way of life in this area. We pass through very remote and poor rural communities that can really benefit from our tourism, as they can learn from our actions as responsible travellers. As recycling is not fully developed in Morocco, we recommend taking neutralising tablets to avoid using too many plastic water bottles and creating waste problems. We are working with various local villages to see how we can offer our support including how to reduce the amount of plastic waste in this area.
Morocco Community project
After funding a water tower for the remote village of Tijhza in 2000, we have been involved in a variety of schemes requested by the Berbers to improve their community life. With a new water pipeline system fitted in the village, every house can now enjoy running water and our funds have also stretched to paying for much-needed operations for some of the children. Our biggest achievement is the village hammam (Moroccan steam bath) that will help with important hygiene issues as well as creating a self-sustainable income.
Get involved by sending your leftover dirhams to Amanda Ceraolo in the Exodus office; donate online via our website or join a volunteer departure (Trip code: AMO) led by project founder, Andy McKee.
For more information, please see Project page.
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