A classic KE off the beaten track trek to Mount Mgoun (4071m) in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and explore Marrakech.
The magnificent Atlas Mountains of Morocco are home to the stunningly beautiful Ait Bougmez Valley and Mount Mgoun. Described as one of Morocco’s best kept secrets, here you’ll experience pristine nature and a remote mountain kingdom feeling. With strong historical and cultural links to the Amazigh (free people) or who we know as the Berbers, this region is perfect for a trekking holiday to Morocco. Mount Mgoun is the valley’s crowning glory and a superb peak for true adventurers who love going off the beaten track. Ancient caravan routes snake through the cultural heart of the Berbers and as you head to the summit of Mgoun (4071m), you’ll discover a hidden pocket of Morocco where travellers are a rarity. Dramatic mountains are surrounded by fragrant orchards, lush pastures, alpine towns and sleepy hamlets. Days are spent trekking through pockets of solitude, whilst evenings are spent camping on beautiful high pastures used by nomadic shepherds. Alongside a wonderful trekking experience you’ll learn about Berber culture in a region that was once part of a historical Berber kingdom. With views stretching from the mighty High Atlas to the stunning sands of the Sahara, the adventure ends surrounded by terraced fields and village gardens bordered by the famed Damask rose. This unique holiday opens your eyes to a wonderfully remote, cultural region and finishes in the exotic city of Marrakech.
A genuine small group experience - The Secret of Our Success on Mgoun and in Morocco
KE are proud to say that this holiday in Morocco is limited to a maximum group size of 12. This is our way of working towards leaving only our footprints on the trails, and a smaller group size guarantees a genuine small group adventure. We've been taking our clients walking, trekking and mountaineering for almost thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide and a successful group adventure. On this trek to Mount Mgoun, the mountain is neither particularly high nor technically demanding, but the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders, teamed with a smaller group size, can make a big difference to your chance of success on summit day. Those who are new to trekking in remote regions will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business.