Middle Atlas Trekking in Morocco from Fes

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Middle Atlas Trekking in Morocco from Fes. This hike takes place in a protected and very natural environment in the heart of the Middle Atlas. A virgin mountain, an average altitude and little known, an environment rich in flora and fauna: forests of oaks, cedar forests, springs and lakes, high plateaus where the shepherds “Zayane” set up their camp throughout most of the year. There, we can observe birds, eagles, monkeys … We will also meet a Berber population and enjoy a peaceful walk around the serene natural lakes and lush cedar forests. 29

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 5 days trekking of 5 to 6 hours
  • Max altitude – 1600 meters
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Fes/Marrakesh
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotels/Riad/one night Lodge
  • 4 Nights Mobil camp


Trekking from Fes to the Middle Atlas mountain starts at 8 o’clock but may be subject to change depending on the season..

 Quote of this hiking tour from Fes

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
PRICE/PERSON €820 €790 €750 €730 €710 €670 €640

  • Picks up & drops by private car/Van/Bus/Taxi.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 4 nights in camping during the trek, 2 nights in the Hotel or Riad and one night in a Lodge.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide or another language of your preference, But depending on the confirmation date.
  • Muleteers and mules/transport to carry your luggage and our equipment.
  • Campsite This is the high-level classic style of trekking also known as camping (fully organized treks) supplying all camping equipment (sleeping, kitchen, dining and toilet tents, etc) along with the food and cooker will prepare hot meals with attention towards variety and hygiene and nutrition to serve you.

  • Lunch and dinner in Fes.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of Middle Atlas Trekking in Morocco from Fes - Hike tour from Fes

Guided hiking tour from Fes to the Middle Atlas further a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and outdoor adventure, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

  • Visit of Fes,  beckon with their splendid palaces, bustling souks, and intricate mosaics that narrate tales of a bygone era.
  • Scenic Trails: The Middle Atlas is renowned for its stunning scenery, with trails passing through cedar forests, oak woodlands, and rugged mountains.
  • Wildlife Sightings: The Middle Atlas is home to a variety of wildlife, including Barbary macaques, wild boars, and numerous bird species.
  • Special Nature: The Middle Atlas is also dotted with lakes, Rivers and reservoirs, providing habitats for fish and waterfowl.
  • Nomadic lifestyle: This Mountain range it’s home for nomadic families that followed a semi-nomadic lifestyle, moving their herds of livestock, including sheep and goats seasonally in search of grazing land and water sources

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Fes Airport – Fes Medina

Upon your arrival at Fes/Tanger airport, you will be welcomed by your tour guide and transferred to your riad or hotel for an overnight stay. If you arrive early enough, you can visit some of Fes’s beautiful monuments and take a stroll in the bustling markets of the Medina.

  • Overnight stay in a Riad/Hotel.
  • No meal is included

Take note: If you plan to arrive at Tanger or Marrakesh Airport, please inform us in advance. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance.

Day 02: Fez – Khenifra – Ait Nouh – Toumliline (1050m) :

We’ll transfer towards the Middle Atlas Mountains via Khenifra to reach the village of Ait Nouh, where our hike begins. Upon arrival, we’ll meet our team of muleteers. After lunch, we’ll embark on a peaceful walk through a small forest and valley, arriving at our first camping spot in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1050 meters.
  • 3h drive, 1 hour 30 minutes of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +656ft (200m).
  • Meals: B. L . D
Day 03 : Tomliline 1050 m – Boumzil 1350 m:

After breakfast, we set out for our new and easy day walk, crossing a forest of juniper and oak where we encounter a few pastoral villages. We traverse the Valley of Jnane Mass, passing by hamlets and observing shepherds as they move with their herds on the plateau. Finally, we reach a point overlooking the valley of Boumzil where we will set up camp.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1350 meters.
  • 5 hour  of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +984ft (300m).
  • Elevation loss, totaling +328ft (100m).
  • Meals: B. L . D
Day 04 : Boumzil 135o m – Tiglmamine 1650 m:

We continue our trek through the land of Zayan (the warriors of the Middle Atlas: Mouha Ouhamou Zayani). We walk through pastures and forests of oak and cedar, we can have tea with the locals. This area is a large place of pasture, much frequented by transhumant. Our day will be particularly pleasant freshness, The wild and sublime beauty of nature, on a path without much difficulty. We set up our camp near of Tiglmamine lake.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1650 meters.
  • 5 hour  of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +984ft (300m).
  • Elevation loss, totaling +490ft (150m).
  • Meals: B. L . D
Day 05 : Tiglmamines Lake – Lake of Azigza 130o m: 5 hours walk.

We are still in the Zayan region, renowned in Moroccan history for its famous tribe and very friendly population. As we journey through the cedar forests, we encounter monkeys and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains. Eventually, we arrive at the centuries-old cedar forest of Ighoud and set up camp on the banks of Azigza Lake.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a camp at an altitude of 1300 meters.
  • 6 hour  of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +984ft (300m).
  • Elevation loss, totaling +984ft (300m).
  • Meals: B. L . D
Day 06 : Azigza Lake – Valley of oum rabia – ouiouane Lake: 4hours walk.

After breakfast, we bid farewell to our team and set off to begin our day walking through a cedar forest via a gentle mule track. This forest, once inhabited by the Atlas Lions and tigers, had vanished by the mid-21st century. Descending alongside the Oum Rabia Valley’s river, adorned with numerous villages and crops, we arrive at a picturesque spot in Oum Rabia. Renowned for its fresh water from several robust springs, Oum Rabia stands as one of the best destinations for local tourism. Here, we relish our lunch break. In the afternoon, we set out on a brief transfer to reach Ouiouane Lake, marking the conclusion of our Middle Atlas Trek.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a Lodge/Hostel at an altitude of 1600 meters.
  • 4 hour  of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +984ft (300m).
  • Elevation loss, totaling +984ft (300m).
  • Meals: B. L . D
Day 07 : Wiwan Lake – Azrou – Ifran – Fez :

After breakfast, we will embark on our transportation which awaits to take us back to Fes via the Middle Atlas Road, driving through the vast Cedar forest where we may encounter some wild monkeys. We will pass through Azrou and Ifrane cities before concluding our transfer in Fes around midday. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy sightseeing or purchasing souvenirs. Overnight stay in a hotel/Riad.

  • The distance covered on the drive from Ouiouane to Fez, 160 km/ 3hours
  • Meals: B
Day 08 : Fes:

Following our morning meal, our vacation officially concludes, leaving the entire day open for leisurely exploration through the vibrant and bustling city of  Fez. You are encouraged to wander through the winding streets, immerse yourself in the lively markets, and indulge in the kaleidoscope of colors that adorn the cityscape. An enticing choice is to spend the rest of the day at your own pace. Meeting you and transfer to Fes airport 3 hours before your fly time.

  • The distance covered on the drive from Fez city to Fes Airport, 20 km/ 30minutes
  • Meals: B

Take Note: Optionally, you can extend your trip to the Desert and bellow some proposals:

Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek from Fez to The middle Atlas.

Meal Plan

All meals are included during This Middle Atlas trek from Breakfast on Day 2 to breakfast on Day 7.

Food & Water

Drinking untreated water from the taps is discouraged. It is advisable to use purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water.
During the trek, all food is sourced locally and prepared by our skilled trek cooks. Our cook and crew consistently amazes Morocco hike tours groups with their culinary creations!

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During Trekking From Fes to Middle Atlas mountain, the group will spend two nights in a riad or hotel in Fez on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Fes, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday. While trekking, we have 4 nights in a camping and one nights in a Lodge.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and Tent/or single rooms and single tent are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Fez are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Additionally, the group will be supported by a full trek crew, which includes a cook responsible for preparing our meals, as well as baggage animals (mules), and their handlers..


This Middle Atlas trek from Fez involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 4921ft (1500 metres). we recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakesh. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, cook, and porters, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately £55 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this Midlle Atlas Trek from Fez, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a daypack (of around 30 – 40 litres). no rigid suitcase, for your belongings (top opening, more practical); your bags will be handled several times and carried by the mules. (Maximum 15kg/person), and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

You can, of course, leave any type of baggage at the hotel in Ighrem town, including any items you do not need on the trek, as well as your suitcase if you prefer to travel with it, and pick these up when you return.

Your main bag will be transferred between overnight stops, and you should have this ready for collection before breakfast each morning. The bag will normally be delivered to our next camp by 16 :30, but this may vary depending on the day.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trek Arrangements

All our trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this trek from Fez, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Weather & Temperature

During this Middle Atlas trek from Fes, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 35°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 3°C, so remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is uncommon in this area of Morocco, being a mountainous region, it’s wise to be prepared for occasional showers.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This trek operates from End of March, April, May, end of October and November and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers or sandals to wear after returning to the lodge.
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2), a camelbak or platypus is useful (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • A selection of dry bags (to keep kit bag contents dry)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

You have the choice to opt for the following items:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Item to rent:
Sleeping bag: €25 per person
Single tent: €30 per person:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Fes is located in northern Morocco, roughly in the center of the northern part of the country, The city is at an elevation of around 410 meters (1,345 feet) above sea level, Fes is often considered the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco

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