Embark on a captivating winter trekking journey through Morocco's southwest region, discovering the mesmerizing landscapes of the Anti Atlas in Tafraout. This area is characterized by rugged rock formations, fortified Kasbahs, terraced valleys, and hidden oases. With fewer tourists in this part of Morocco, you'll have the trails mostly to yourselves as you delve into the heart of the red granite massif. Marvel at sensational sunsets, where the rocks transform from orange to red to violet as they reflect the light. Encounter Berber villages and meet the proud inhabitants of this ancient and arid land, whose livelihoods revolve around herding sheep and goats. Explore the commanding village fortresses of the Anti Atlas, marveling at their dry stone construction and intricately carved doors and porches. This superb 5-day trek takes you through palm-filled gorges, across high passes, and culminates in a breathtaking view from the airy ridge of Jebel Lekst at 2360m, where you can admire the snow-capped summits around Mount Toubkal. Whether you're a first-time trekker or an experienced adventurer seeking new horizons, the Anti Atlas offers an ideal winter destination for mountain walking.
Exploring the Anti Atlas in Tafraout: An 8-Day Adventure
Arrival in Agadir - Transfer to Your Hotel
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Agadir. Depending on your arrival time, take the opportunity to explore the town, including its promenade, marina, and souk. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Agadir - Ait Baha Plateau - Oasis of Ait Moussa
Embark on a picturesque 120km drive to Ait Lhai, crossing the Ait Baha plateau, which provides panoramic views. After lunch, begin your trek, descending on mule tracks until you reach the Oasis of Ait Moussa, where you'll spend your first night under canvas amidst the palm trees. Walking distance: approximately 2 to 3 hours.
Ait Moussa - Tazayoute Gorge - Targa N'Touchka
Start the day with a trek to two stunning villages that showcase local architecture and breathtaking locations. Descend into the Tazayoute Gorge and climb up to the Tizi N'Timsguida Pass. Enjoy lunch by the river and take a short afternoon walk through the palm groves at Targa N'Touchka to reach the excellent Oasis camp. Walking distance: approximately 5 to 6 hours.
Oasis Targa N'Touchka - Village of Imzie
Explore the Oasis of Targa N'Touchka before setting off on a hike through a landscape adorned with argan, almond, and olive trees. Encounter charming Berber villages along the way, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their lifestyles. Camp near the village of Imzie at 670m. Walking distance: approximately 5 hours.
Village of Imzie - Tagdichte Gorge - Tizi N'Tikki - Ait Iften
Embark on a journey through the spectacular Tagdichte Gorge before ascending to the Tizi N'Tikki Pass (1300m). Marvel at the impressively located village of Inzguerne, perched on high cliffs and accessible via a stone staircase. After lunch by the river, trek to the Ait Iften campsite at 1500m. Walking distance: approximately 7 hours.
Ait Iften - Lekst Summit (2359m) - Anamer
Today's highlight is the ascent to the summit of Jebel Lekst at 2359m. Follow a shepherd's trail and enjoy magnificent views of the desert, Anti Atlas, and High Atlas, including Morocco's highest peak, Toubkal. After savoring the views, embark on a long descent via Anergui to the final campsite at Anamer. Walking distance: approximately 7 hours.
Anamer - Tafraout - Tizi Mlil - Agadir
Experience diverse and beautiful scenery as you walk towards Tafraout, providing a wonderful conclusion to your trekking week. Enjoy lunch in Tafraout and have the opportunity to purchase local handicrafts. Later, drive across the Tizi Mlil pass for approximately 2 hours to reach Agadir. After checking into the group hotel and freshening up, gather for a celebratory final dinner. Walking distance: approximately 3 hours.
After breakfast, your land-only package concludes with a return transfer to the airport.
-This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference
- the Atlas Mountains and desert trip is available can be arranged for groups of all size
- Further discounts are available for group size over eight people.
- We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join.
- you can pay Euros, Dollars, sterling pounds, Dirhams
Berber tea house
The Accommodation will be in a Berber guesthouse will be simple and basic but has beds with foam mattresses. The food will be cooked by the Mount Toubkal Expedition cook who is traveling with you.
Camping is an option if prefered (june-Octo).
We provide modern igloo-style tents that sleep two persons each; they are of various sizes so ideally we would like to be advised in advance if any of your party is particularly tall (6 ft or over). So that, we can provide the most suitable tents for all groups.
Along with the sleeping tents, we also provide one or more large traditional Berber tents for cooking, eating and socialising which make your camp a little bit special.
Big bag for clothing
Backpack for each daily supplies
Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for Toubkal treks
Personnel First Aid Kit
3 to 4-season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)
Crampons, Ice axes, and Gaiters for Winter treks ( Nov to April )
Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
Water bottle or camelback (recommended)
Head Torch and batteries
Towel & all personal toiletries
Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop
- Road transfers from / to Agadir–Riad or hotel
- all meals during the trek
- tents and mattresses during the hike
- mules to carry the baggage and food
- English speaking guide-the services of a cook
- flight and back
- meals in Marrakech
- Drinks and personal thing
- Insurance repatriation