- Transfer from Marrakech at the start and transfer to Marrakech at the end of the trek (to be agreed during the reservation time).
- Accommodation on the trek. This is usually in tents, occasionally in Berber houses or a refuge (depending on the trek chosen)
- All meals on the trek. Meals are freshly prepared and cooked and are typical Moroccan dishes (tajine, soup, couscous) , tea and coffee included with all meals
- The services of a qualified, experienced English or French-speaking mountain guide.
- Mules and muleteers and cook. The mules carry your heavy luggage (a rucksack or holdall is recommended). You only need carry a day pack
- Accommodation in Marrakech
- Travel insurance
- Ski equipment (Ski Touring)
- Medical or accident insurances , personal gear (sleeping bags, shoes, ....) ; gratuities ; bottled or gaseous waters ; any expenditure of personal nature ; hot showers in some of the gites or mountain huts.
Sleeping Bag (important)
water bottles * : most of the time is possible to buy during the trek from villages.
ziplock baggies *
needle and thread / safety pins
camera, batteries and film – bring lots!
sarong (can double as a towel, lightweight sheet or scarf)
cotton long sleeved shirt (for intense sun) *
light wind-proof jacket
a hat (sun) *
lightweight long pants *
woolen sweater/fleece *
cotton scarf (doubles as a wash cloth)
Hiking boots or hiking shoes*
First aid – make sure you use water proof labelling when re-packaging
disinfectant creme / gel (Polysporin)
Ibufrofen (Advil or generic – for pain, swelling) *
Tylenol (colds and fever)
cold medication – Echanacia / zinc lozenges
Aloe vera gel (for burns)
diahrrea medication (Immodium) *
sanitary supplies with ziplock baggies to carry out
moisturiser / lip balm with sunblock *
small torch / flash-light (small bicycle lights make good travelling torches)
soap / shampoo / toothpaste / toothbrush etc *
We do not automatically include accommodation in Marrakech as part of the package but we can arrange accommodation – and airport transfers – if you wish. Please let us know if you would like us to do this. We do include transport to and from Marrakech in our itineraries.
Usually in the summer we camp, normally by a stream or river, in tents or bivouac. On many treks we also stay for at least one night in a Berber house (gite) or mountain refuge.
Yes, the duration and routes of the treks can usually be changed to suit your needs. For some treks variations are already indicated. This should to be specified and agreed in advance although every effort will be made to accommodate this en-route. Some changes may be necessary due to prevailing weather conditions and it remains he prerogative of the guide to vary the itinerary in the interest of safety.
The price which you must regulate by anybody, which is that is indicated on the documentation/descriptive which was addressed to you by email and which you accepted by sending your confirmation of trek and your indications of arrival. They can in no case to be called into question per none the parts
Find the trek you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your trek and check availability. Once the details of your trek (duration, route and number of people) have been agreed, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and cost.
To confirm your booking we ask you to pay a deposit. This can be in Euros, pounds sterling or US dollars. The balance is paid in Morocco – again in Euros, sterling or dollars – at the beginning of the trek.
STOP OF TREK:
CANCELLATION In the course of TREK, STAY or VOYAGE. All trek started, and stopped by the fact of the customers, or the atmospheric conditions, or of the particular conditions, or cancelled flight, can give place to no refunding. In the case or the atmospheric conditions or the state of the paths, or snowing up, oblige to stop the trek, a solution or a route of replacement will be proposed to you. But will be able to give place to no refunding.
You must absolutely have insurance, covering, the accidents, medical repatriation, and mountain rescue and repatriation helicopter. You must imperatively provide us before the departure, a Telephone number of your insurance
No, except for treks to the Saghro and Sirwa regions where we require a minimum number of 5. For other treks a good number is between 4 and 6. But we cater for sole travellers and large groups.
Anyone, even the fittest, can be affected by altitude sickness above about 2700m. The symptoms are shortness of breath, headaches, lethargy and possibly diarrhoea and sickness. At 4000 metres (the height of Toubkal) the symptoms are not severe and usually last no longer than 24 hours. In severe cases it can prevent the sufferer continuing with the trek. Most of our treks are designed to mitigate the effects of altitude sickness by gradual ascent and acclimatisation over several days. Most trekkers, however, are fine, but it is a wise precaution to bring with you a supply of headache, re-hydration and anti-diarrhoeal tablets.
Banks : There are no banks in the mountains, the nearest ones to the Atlas Mountains are in Marrakech so try to get enough cash to pay for treks, guides, food, drinks, .....