BECOMING A MOUNTAIN GUIDE

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Before considering becoming a mountain guide, candidates are required to have had vast and varied mountaineering experience, as this will be necessary and heavily relied upon throughout their training.This training, made up of several modules, covers all technical, non-technical and teaching aspects of the activity.  It is spread out over 4-5 years and gives rise to many evaluations along the way, culminating in a final exam.

The diploma is often awarded after almost 10 years of intensive practice and personal experience as well as periods of learning and training.

The experience, ability and qualities acquired progressively throughout the training period as an aspirant guide, allows candidates to envisage a rich and diverse professional career.

 

THE ORIGINS OF THE PROFESSION

Mountain guides are specially trained and experienced mountaineers and professionals who are generally certified by an association. They are considered experts in mountaineering.!

Mountain guides, or more formally high mountain guides, are employed by groups or individuals assuring the safety of the climbing or skiing party.

The title of Mountain Guide is (in most countries) reserved for individuals who have received full certification through their countries mountain guide's association of whose curriculum and training are approved by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. Certification is earned through a rigorous examination process encompassing rock climbing, alpine climbing and ski mountaineering. Typically lasting between 3 and 7 years, mountain guide certification required a high level of commitment, dedication and technical skill to achieve.

THE ORIGINS OF THE PROFESSION - Moroccan Mountain Guides

Trekking in Morocco

If hiking is your ideal vacation, then try one of Atlas trekking tours ! We offer a multitude of options including visits berber villages , to ruins or opportunities to trek .Most of our treks are half day trek ,full day trek,2 days and between 3 and 20 days in length, and offer porter assistance along with incredible views, landscapes, and memorable moments with others equally in love with nature! Choose from our trek list below your travel vaccation either toubkal ascent trek ,Happy valley trek ( mgoun trek ), siroua trek, sghro trek exc... 

Our most popular treks in Morocco

 

Toubkal Trekking - Imlil valley

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Trekking in mgoun 

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 Trekking in saghro 

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Trekking in siroua,

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High atlas trek

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Imlil trek

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Setti fadma trek

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Yagour trek

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Grand tour trek

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Full day trek

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Overnight trek

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Half day trek

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Camel trek

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Toubkal trek

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Mgoun trek

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Sagkro trek

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Siroua trek

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2 days trek

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3 days trek

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4 days trek

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5 days trek

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You decided to go on a tour around Morocco. Or one of the many day trips from Marrakech. You can't be wrong: great weather all year round and a country so exotic and diverse..

So go plan your day trips from Marrakech according to what you look for. If you don’t know where to start, we can put together your own itinerary, tailor- made as you require it.  A several day tour around Morocco or just a day trip from Marrakech, we can create almost anything you can think of, according to your travel style and budget. Whether you’re looking for culture and history, exotic scenery or adventure, family holidays or romantic getaway, we can arrange it. We'll listen to your ideas, share our local knowledge with you, and then craft something amazing. Have a look and see what startles your imagination. Then contact us  for your adventure.Here are some great trips that we can offer :

Day excursion to Ait benhaddou

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Day excursion to imlil valley

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Day excursion to Plateau Kik

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Day excursion to Takerkoust Lake 

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Day excursion to Tinmel Mosque Day

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Marrakech Guided Tours

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Day excursion to terres d’amanar ( high wire bridges )

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A Journey For Lifetime Experience

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 Imperial cities

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Sahara desert tours

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Private Morocco tours

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School trips

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Discovery Morocco tours

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Camel trekking in morocco

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Ski touring

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Mountain bikes

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Toubkal guided treks

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Accommodation in Morocco

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Full DAY TREK (GOOD LEVEL OF FITNESS REQUIRED) -Atlas Mountains

If hiking is your ideal vacation, then try one of Atlas mountain trek trekking tours! We offer a multitude of options including visits Berber villages , to ruins opportunities to trek we are please to attached does two different full day treks that you can able to make from the husling city of Marrakeck it’s only 60km away from Marrakech

Option N° 1 : TREK Berber villages Azzaden valley High Atlas Mountains

Option N° 2 : TREK Berber villages Imenane valley High Atlas Mountains

 

Marrakech – Imlil/ High Atlas Mountains (1740m)– Tizi Mzik (2684m)-Tamsoulte waterfalls (2300m) Tizi Oussem village (1850m). Tizi Oussem (1850m) – Id Issa village (1800m) – Tizi Oudid (2000m) – Mattat.

 After breakfast in Marrakech, pick up & drive towards the high Atlas Mountains via Tahnnaout, Oued Ghighaya & Asni, enjoy the stunning view of the villages along the valet.Arrival to Imlil (65km from Marrakech), meet the guide & multeer andthen start the trek & climb Tizi Mzik pass (2684m), spectacular view over Imlil valley & Toubkal Summit, continue to Tamsoulte to visit the highest waterfalls in the Atlas Mountains (100m of hight) get lunch under thurifer juniper, down the Azzaden valley through juniper forest to get to Tizi Oussem village its marvelous typical Berber villages, leave Tizi Oussem & continue down to Id Issa village, before heading up to Tizi Oudid mountain pass (2000m), cross matat village after a wild thurifer juniper  forest,walnut groves.then transfer back to Marrakech.

8 to 9 hours walking

Marrakech - Imlil – tizi n'tamaterte – ikkis – tizi n'aguersiwal – aguersiwal – imlil - Marrakech:

 

Transfer from Marrakech to Imlil then set out towards the east ; up winding mule tracks to the tizi n' tamaterte (2279m) to enjoy the amazing panorama of the surrounding atlas mountain range peaks and valleys on our way to our picnic spot on the tizi n'tamaterte , overlooking jbel oukaimeden and the beautiful encircled plateau. After lunch set of following the path down to imnane valley passing throught several berber hamlets and then trek up to the tizi n'ageursiwal (2000m).once through the col we shall now go down more winding mule tracks leading to the village of aguersiwal end of the trek then transfer back to Marrakech

6 to 7 hours walking

What to bring :

Walking boots, trek clothing, , personal firt aid kit, waterproofs, walking poles, sun lotion, sun glasses...

Price : On request 

What's Included:

•         Transport from Marrakech to Trek place

•         Transport back to Marrakech City

•         Mountain Guide

•         Lunch at the country side ( salad / tagine with meat bolls / fruits /tea )

•         Daily meal

•         Cook

 What's not included :

•         Personal drinks

•         Personal shopping

•         Tips

•         Travel and accident insurance Drinks and items of a personal nature Personal equipment Anything else not mentioned on (section what’s included).Accommodation in Marrakech.

•         The above is a sample itinerary. If you have any questions or would like to change the itinerary (more or less hours, etc.) then please let us know.

 

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