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Atlas Mountain Gites & Camping

Our rating

4/10

Price guide

Price rating 1

Highlights

- Traditional villages
- Private rooms
- Very basic
- Shared bathroom
- Camping in summer

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Overview

The mountain gites can be real gems, but they can also be rather basic. Each village in the Atlas Mountains has a gite. The gites are part government funded part locally owned guesthouses and are simple traditional buildings with a number of private rooms and shared facilities.

The rooms in some are little more than Berber salons - bare bones rooms with soft cushions placed around the room, which serve as a dining area for your group and sleeping area. You would typically expect a private room for your group (although in very busy periods, this may not always be the case).

The bathroom facilities are usually bearable but not exactly welcoming. Hot showers are sometimes available, the gites do charge 1 or 2 Euros, but we do cover that cost (ask your guide).

The best thing about the gites is that you can usually get a private room for your party (even if there are only two of you), they are situated right in the heart of traditional Berber villages and some have outdoor terraces with wonderful views.

In the summer months, we will typically camp instead of staying in gites. We put on a private camp for you using modern dome tents and a mess tent for dining. There are some fantastic sites available and although few offer any facilities to talk of, except for a mountain stream to wash in, they can be a welcome alternative to sleeping in a crowded dorm room full of other trekkers. It is even possible to camp in the grounds of the Toubkal refuges and avail yourself of the bathroom, kitchen and sitting room facilities in the buildings. Modern dome tents are provided along with roll up sponge mattresses for sleeping on. Meals are served in a mess tent. For toilets, the crew will dig a fresh hole for each visit and put a small toilet tent by way of privacy (toilet roll is provided, but we always recommend taking a roll yourselves as back-up)

If you would rather stay in comfort we can offer a couple of alternatives. You could either base yourself in Imlil at a nice hotel or guesthouse and head out on day treks (instead of a multiday trek), or we can modify your trekking route to take in the Kasbah Du Toubkal 'luxury' trekking lodge and a couple of the newer gites which have private ensuite rooms (very limited availability), this does involve some degree of compromise on the trekking route, but may be worth it if comfort is your priority. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss these options.

If you are climbing Toubkal, then we have to use the Mountain Refuges, such as Neltner Hut and the Lepiney Refuge, both dorm style mountain huts. Anybody tackling Toubkal is going to have to deal with the mountain refuges. You can expect fairly crammed in dormitories, shared bathrooms and plenty of noisy trekkers spoiling your hard earned sleep. So no different really than mountain huts in the rest of the world. In winter and when it is cold, we use the dorms in the refuges, otherwise in warmer weather, we prefer to camp in the grounds of Neltner. That way we can avoid the dorms, but still make use of the bathrooms, dining rooms etc.

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Suggested Itineraries for Atlas Mountain Gites & Camping

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

Our most popular Multi Day trek through stunning High Atlas scenery, traditional Berber Villages and some moderately challenging high passes. Overnight in basic village accommodation or camping.

Private Trek Adventure 2 - 4 days

Adults from $261 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Climb Mount Toubkal & visit Berber villages on this four or five day trek in the Atlas Mountains.

Private Trek Adventure 4 - 5 days

Adults from $409 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Five Day trek in the stunning and remote Ait Bougmez region including the summit of Jebel Mgoun.

Private Trek Adventure 1 week

Adults from $824 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

A challenging family holiday for children aged 12 + trekking in Morocco's Toubkal National Park, culminating in a summit attempt of North Africa's Highest Mountain.

Tailor-made 8 days

Families from $590 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $260 per person economy class from London

The ultimate Toubkal Trek. A six day circular route through remote areas to the East of Toubkal & including 3x3000m+ passes & Toubkal.

Private Trek Adventure 6 days

Adults from $593 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Comfortable five day North-South traverse from the beautiful Ait Bougmez Valley over the Atlas Mountain range.

Private Trek Adventure 5 days

Adults from $716 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Our most popular family adventure, combine a 3 day mule supported trek in the Atlas Mountains with a boutique riad in Marrakech.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $619 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $260 per person economy class from London

Fantastic holiday for adventurous families with trekking, surfing & Marrakech.

Tailor-made Adventure 8 days

Families from $780 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $260 per person economy class from London

A family holiday including some of Morocco's must-do's; A trek in the Atlas Mountains, a stay in a riad & a camel trek.

Private Trek 8 days

Adults from $813 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $260 per person economy class from London

The ultimate Morocco in a week adventure. Trek the Atlas mountains, discover ancient kasbahs, camel trek to Troglodyte caves & explore Marrakech.

Tailor-made Classic 8 days

Families from $780 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $260 per person economy class from London

Perfect for an active summer holiday, combine an Atlas Mountains trek, Marrakech and a week surfing on the Atlantic Coast.

Tailor-made 2 weeks

Families from $1,292 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $260 per person economy class from London

A tailor-made holiday taking in the highlights of Morocco; Marrakech, Essaouira & a 3 day trek in the Atlas Mountains.

Tailor-made Classic 10 days

Adults from $1,013 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

The perfect remedy to grey winter days: trekking in the Atlas Mountains, exploring & cookery course in Marrakech and sunny beaches.

Tailor-made 2 weeks

Adults from $1,446 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

A holiday combining camel treks, desert camping, Atlas mountain trekking and the wonderful city of Marrakech.

Tailor-made Adventure 2 weeks

Adults from $2,009 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Make a week of it with a fantastic four day Atlas Valleys and Villages trek combined with three nights in a beautiful riad in Marrakech's atmospheric medina.

Tailor-made Adventure 1 week

Adults from $693 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $130 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 611 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

    MissingMark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

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