Preserving Nature's Bounty: An Eco-Friendly Adventure in the Atlas Mountains
Immerse yourself in the daily life of an authentic mountain community, while treading lightly upon the Earth. Our travel agency is delighted to offer a truly unique trekking experience that combines the enchantment of the Atlas Mountains with a commitment to sustainability and eco-consciousness. Step into a world where breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, and green practices converge, creating an unforgettable adventure for both you and the environment.
Your journey begins with a round-trip through the dramatic Atlas landscapes, traversing the rugged terrain in luxurious SUVs. This eco-friendly mode of transportation ensures that your footprint on the environment remains minimal, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the region while reducing your carbon emissions. We believe that the harmony between humans and nature can be upheld, even during exploration.
As you venture deeper into the mountains, you will have the opportunity to actively engage in sustainable practices and foster connections with the local community. The heart of this experience lies in sharing a meal with a village family. Immerse yourself in their world and gain a deeper understanding of their way of life. Participate in the process of baking bread and preparing a traditional tagine, using locally sourced ingredients. Not only will you savor the flavors of authentic Berber cuisine, but you will also witness firsthand the importance of sustainable agriculture and the benefits of consuming locally grown produce.
Throughout your journey, we are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment while maximizing your connection with nature. Explore the farm terraces and witness the time-honored irrigation and farming methods passed down through generations. Learn about the delicate balance between agricultural practices and ecological preservation, as the local community has mastered sustainable techniques to maintain the fertile lands that sustain them.
To deepen your appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the Atlas Mountains, we provide opportunities to engage in traditional artisanal crafts. Visit a ceramics workshop where artisans shape clay into exquisite forms using organic materials and traditional techniques. Feel the earth between your fingers as you create your own piece of artwork, embracing the sustainable principles that guide these artisans.
Another highlight of your eco-green adventure is the chance to weave a colorful kilim alongside local women. These artisans skillfully operate ancestral looms, weaving threads into intricate patterns that represent their cultural heritage. By engaging in this craft, you actively support the preservation of traditional practices and empower these women as they sustain their communities through their artistry.
Throughout your journey, you will stay in accommodations that reflect our commitment to eco-tourism. These serene retreats are designed with sustainability in mind, blending harmoniously with the natural surroundings. From renewable energy sources to locally sourced materials, every aspect of your stay is carefully curated to minimize environmental impact and provide you with a comfortable and eco-friendly experience.
Our travel agency is dedicated to supporting local communities and contributing to their sustainable development. As you traverse the Atlas Mountains, you will have the opportunity to visit a charity pre-school center where young Berbers learn Arabic in preparation for their educational journey. Witness the impact of education on their lives and understand the importance of initiatives that empower these communities. By participating in this visit, you actively contribute to the ongoing support of the center and help create a brighter future for these children.
Prepare yourself for an eco-friendly adventure that will awaken your senses, deepen your connection with nature, and immerse you in the sustainable practices of the Atlas Mountains. Let the beauty of the landscapes, the warmth of the local community, and the dedication to green principles create memories that will inspire your own commitment to environmental preservation. Explore the Atlas Mountains responsibly and witness firsthand the transformative power of sustainable travel.
HIGH ATLAS TREKKING Itinerary (06 DAYS)
Day1: Marrakech /Ouirgane
You will be transferred to Ouirgane valley, ascend to Tighfist village, walk downhill to Anraz, and spend the night in a Berber house.
Day2: Ouirgane/Id Issa
Leave Anraz village and head south to Tassa Ouirgane, following the Azadene River to Tiziane village, then ascend to Id Issa village where you'll spend the night.
Day3: Id Issa/Imsker
Walk the high route overlooking Azadene valley, pass Techt at 1100m for scenic views, descend through oak forest to Imi Oughlad village at 1500m, cross the river, reach Imsker village at 1600m for dinner and overnight stay.
Head south along Imnane River to Ikhis at 1700m, gradually ascend the valley to Iklhiss for a picnic lunch, continue along the river to Tamguist and Ouaneskra villages, and finally arrive at Tacheddirt at 2200m for dinner and an overnight stay in a gite.
Day5: Tacheddirt/Agouns N Ouansa
Ascend to Tacheddirt pass at 3200m for dramatic views, descend past summer sheep pens, lunch by the spring, continue to Ibassene village at 2300m, ascend Ibassene pass at 2600m overlooking Agouns N Ouansa village at 2400m, overnight in a Berber house.
Day6: Agouns N Ouansa/ Oukaimeden
After breakfast, hike up to Ouattar pass (3100m), descend to Tiferguine pasture, have a picnic by the spring, reach Oukaimeden ski resorts, meet the driver, and drive through Ourika valley to Marrakech.
*01h30 hs drive