FAQs

You will find some answers to the most often asked questions about Morocco, Contact us if you can’t find the answer to your questions.

  • How difficult is the terrain?
  • What about the weather?
  • What do you need to take?
  • Is accommodation in Marrakech included?
  • Can we modify the itinerary?
  • What about insurance coverage?
  • Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?
  • Is there a minimum or maximum number?
  • What about altitude illness?

 

How difficult is the terrain?

No terrain difficulty: walking and trekking mostly along the mule track or along the sand dune.4h to 7 h walking per day: walking together in the rhythm of the group. In the winter season, some high mountain passes might be blocked because of the snow, forcing us to slightly change the itinerary.
Climbing up to the top of the Toubkal (4167m) or Mgoun (4088 m) is always optional. Bet placed at the end of the tour, when you are well acclimated to the altitude, it should be accessible to all.


What about the weather ?

Morocco has a very varied geography ranging from sea-level to 4000m- high mountains and a temperate Mediterranean coastline with the harsh fringes of the Sahara desert. The climate of the High Atlas follows a similar pattern, although it is more extreme with bitterly cold winters lasting from October to mid-June.


What do you need to take?

A basic list would include, good sleeping bags, good walking boots, fleece, waterproofs, warm and light clothes, sun glasses, sun cream, hat, camera, personal first aid kit, head torch… This list not exhaustive though: you should think carefully about you may need on your trek.


Is accommodation in Marrakech included?

We do not automatically include it as part of the package, but we can arrange accommodations and airport transfers, please feel free and contact us if you would like us to do this.


Can we modify the itinerary?

Yes, the duration and the paths of the treks can usually be altered to fit your demands. For some treks variations are already indicated . This should to be delineated and checked 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 his prerogative of the guide to vary the itinerary in the interest of safety.


What about Insurance coverage?

You must absolutely have insurance, covering, the accidents, medical repatriation, and quite a little rescue and repatriation helicopter. You must imperatively provide us before the departure, a Telephone number of your insurance.


Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

Tips are appreciated by the support team who accompanied you after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a guide, some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips. Using envelopes for your gifts is very advisable.


Is there a maximum or minimum number?

Usually 2 to 12 individuals, but the group may be larger or smaller upon request


What about altitude illness?

Anyone, even the fittest, can be affected by altitude sickness above about 2700m. The symptoms are shortness of breath, headaches, lethargy and possibly diarrhea and sickness. At 4000 meters (the summit of Toubkal) the symptoms are not dangerous 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 acclimatization 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-diarrhea tablets.