Tafraout Trek to Jebel Lekst 2359m from Agadir

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Daily Tour 8 day 7 nights
Tafraout Visit Agadir, Atlas Mountains Morocco, Visit Marrakesh

Tafraout Trek to Jebel Lekst from Agadir, Venture into an exhilarating trek around Jebel lekst 2359m, where the unfolding adventure will reveal the untamed splendor of the Anti Atlas mountains. This captivating expedition is meticulously timed to coincide with nature’s masterpiece—the blossoming almond trees and Argan tree set against a mesmerizing mineral canvas of rosy granite.

Venturing along the well-trodden paths of the Anti-Atlas region, such as the awe-inspiring Jebel Lekst and the enchanting Tafraoute, you’ll encounter villages seemingly suspended midst almond orchards in full bloom, a spectacle that unfolds from mid-February to mid-March. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking allure of Jebel Lekst, standing proudly at an altitude of 2359 meters, adorned with the rugged buttresses of pink granite that carve the skyline. Traverse the picturesque Ait Moussa valley, where precipitous gorges reveal nature’s timeless artistry.

Trekking Anti Atlas and Ascent Jebel Lekst from Agadir

This expedition of Tafraout Trek to Jebel Lekst from Agadirpromises an odyssey through landscapes where the vivid hues of blooming almond blossoms harmonize with the contrasting rugged beauty of pink granite, creating a visual symphony that captures the essence of this remarkable region. Explore the intricate tapestry of the Anti-Atlas, where each trail leads to hidden gems, and every step uncovers the rich tapestry of nature’s grandeur.


At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 16
  • 5 days trekking of 5 to 7 hours
  • Max altitude – 2359 meters during trekking to Jebel Lekst Summit
  • Airport Transfers Included
  • Join In Agadir
Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotels
  • 5 Nights in a lodge

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Agadir or Marrakesh  Airport (Google Map)

DEPARTURE TIME
Trekking from Agadir to Anti Atlas mountain starts at 8 o’clock but may be subject to change depending on the season..

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GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRICE/PERSON €780 €750 €730 €670 €610 €570 €530

INCLUDED
  • Transfer from and to the departure trek, Pick-up and drop-off from the airport .
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder English speaking Guide or another language of your preference, But depending on the confirmation date.
  • 5 nights in HB  in lodge/hotel during this trek as detailed in the itinerary, 2 nights in hotel 3* with breakfast in Agadir.
  • Cook to prepare delicious Moroccan food during a the trek to Anti Atlas Mountain (6 lunches, 6 dinners).
  • Transport to move your luggage and our trek equipment.

NOT INCLUDED
  • Accessories personal equipment.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for Local staff.
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of this Anti Atlas Trekking

Tafraout Trek from Agadir typically refers to a trek around Tafraout, located in the Anti Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The highlight of this trek is discover Berber culture, Here's what you can generally expect from a Anti Atlas trek:

  •  Hiking to lekst Mountain, Anti Atlas Mountain and around of Tafraout.
  • Scenic landscapes, Oases, palm groves.
  • Anti Atlas mountain offers breathtaking scenery with dramatic mountain landscapes, deep valleys, and traditional Berber villages.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to experience the local Berber culture, crossing several typical villages.
  • Many trekking routes pass through Berber villages where you can interact with the friendly locals and witness their traditional

WHY MOROCCO HIKE TOURS
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 : Agadir:

Upon your arrival at Agadir 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 Agadir’s beautiful highlights, the famous Agadir Beach, take a stroll in the bustling markets of the Medina or enjoing a nice view from Agadir Oufella.

  • Overnight stay in Hotel.
  • Meals: No meal is included
  • Take note: If you have plans to arrive at Marrakesh  Airport, please stay in touch with us
  • If your arrival is in the morning until midday at Agadir airport, you can drive immediately toward Ait Moussa palm groves and add one more day to this itinerary, please keep us in touch if you are looking for this option.
Day 02 : Agadir – Ait Baha – Ait Moussa Palm groves:

In the crisp dawn, we leave Agadir to Ait Moussa, a picturesque destination nestled approximately 120 kilometers away located in the Anti Atlas Mountain. The winding road gradually ascends, leading us through the argan-covered plateaus of Ait Baha.
Our senses are delighted as our skilled cook prepares the first delectable lunch of the day. We savor the flavors while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the oasis near Bouikhssaine. The landscape unfolds, captivating us with its unique beauty. Amidst this serene setting, we witness dedicated land workers going about their daily tasks, connecting with the earth in a timeless dance of labor.
Descending along a mule track, we immerse ourselves further into the surroundings, embracing the authenticity of the journey. Finally, we reach a destination beneath the sheltering branches of ancient argan trees, where we will spend our first night at an elevation of 200 meters. The day’s adventure concludes with a 2-hour and 30-minute trek

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a local house.
  • 2hours drive, 3-hour  of walking.
  • Elevation loss, totaling -390m.
  • Meals: L . D
Day 03 : Ait Moussa Palm groves – Targa n Toshka:

After breakfast we begin on a thrilling one-hour ascent to explore two villages that serve as epitomes of local architecture. Perched at a considerable height, these villages boast fortress-like structures reminiscent of feudal times. Crafted entirely from rough stones meticulously arranged without the use of cement, these villages showcase the unique character of the area. Take in the beauty of grand wooden doors, often intricately adorned, as you pass through imposing porches.

As you descend into the enchanting Tazayoute gorges, you’ll encounter pockets of banana crops timidly making their presence known. Keep an eye out for glimpses of wild boars in their natural habitat. Ascend through the gorges and navigate the challenging terrain to cross the Timsguida collar. After a 1 hour and 30-minute walk, you’ll arrive at the oasis of Toshka, nestled at an elevation of 460 meters. The oasis is a true marvel, offering a serene and lush environment in stark contrast to the rugged terrain you’ve traversed. Conclude your day in this splendid palm grove, surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of nature.

Dinner and overnight stay will be in a local house.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in local house.
  • 6 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +660m.
  • Elevation loss, totaling -40m.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 04 : Targa n’Touchka – Tagdicht – Anzguer

We ascend along a beautiful valley until we reach Imzi Village. Then, via a steep path and gorges, we connect to Tagdicht. From there, we continue upwards to reach Anzguer pass at 1300m, a village situated in a stunning location that overlooks the region. Dinner and overnight stay will be in a local house.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a local house.
  • 7/8 hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +860m.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 05 : Anzguer – Aguerd n’Ouzrou – Ait Iftan

After breakfast, we begin our day trek by descending through Anzgarn in the gorge of the Takoucht river. We then head up to the Aguerd n’Ouzrou pass, where we will take a lunch break. In the afternoon, we continue with an easy and beautiful stroll through villages and small farms. We conclude this trek by arriving at the foot of Lekst Mountain, in the village of Ait Iften, at an elevation of 1450 m. We will spend the night in a local house.

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a local house.
  • 7hours 30 of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +660m.
  • Elevation loss, totaling -600m.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 06 : Ait Iftan – Lekst – Tagdisht

In the midst of our continuous ascent, we triumphantly arrived at the majestic Lekst peak. Our journey unfolded along the Shepherds Trail, a path faintly etched amidst the towering oaks, sprawling mountain meadows, and rugged rock formations. With a combination of good fortune and careful observation, one might catch glimpses of the elusive mountain wildlife. The panoramic vista from the summit unveiled the grandeur of the entire massif, offering breathtaking views of the High Atlas, the Siroua range, the expansive landscapes of the great South Tafraoute, and beyond. As we embarked on the descent, our route led us down to Tagdisht village. Dinner and overnight stay in a local house

  • Dinner and overnight stay in a local house.
  • 6/7hours of walking.
  • Elevation gain, totaling +800m.
  • Elevation loss, totaling -800m.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 07 : Tagdisht – Tafraoute – Agadir:

We leave Tagdisht village and proceed to walk down, reaching the Ameln Valley. Here, we’ll leisurely stroll between villages and ancient Argan trees, absorbing the landscapes we traverse: granite chaos, and finally arriving in Tafraout, the capital known for the production of babouches. After a lunch break and a short visit to a small town,  in the afternoon we embark on a Minibus, heading back to Agadir. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
  • 3/4hours of walking, 3hours drive.
  • Elevation loss, totaling -500m.
  • Meals: B . L
Day 08 : Hotel – Airport

Private transfer to Agadir airport. Optionally, with an additional fee, we can arrange a transfer to Marrakesh  airport for you, Feel free to contact us if you need assistance, Lunch and dinner are not included.

  • Take note: it’s possible to add a nice day around Tafraout to this itinerary, please keep us in touch if you are looking for this option.
  • Meals: B
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary trek to Jebel Lekst 2359m.

TRIPGENERALEQUIPMENT
Meal Plan

All meals are included during Anti Atlas Jebel Lekst 2359  from Breakfast on Day 2 to Lunch 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.

Accommodation

During Trekking to Jebel Lekst in Anti Atlas mountain, the group will spend two nights in a hotel in Agadir on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels in Agadir, 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 5 nights in a local house.

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 in 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..

Altitude

Trekking to Jebel Lekst in Anti Atlas mountain involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of mount Lekst 2359 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, 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 Trekking to Jebel Lekst in Anti Atlas mountain, 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 place night 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.

Currency

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 trekking in Morocco, 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 Anti Atlas trek, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 25°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 November to end of February and is flexible to depart on any date of your preference within these months.
This trek offers the option to combine with the Chegaga Desert sand dunes during April, May, October and November.

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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Tafraout is a town located in the southern part of Morocco, specifically in the Anti-Atlas mountain range. It's known for its stunning natural scenery, including the unique rock formations and almond groves that surround the town. Tafraout is also famous for its vibrant Amazigh (Berber) culture, with many traditional practices and customs still being upheld by the local population. The town is a popular destination for hiking, rock climbing, and exploring the rugged landscapes of the Anti-Atlas region. Additionally, Tafraout hosts an annual almond blossom festival, celebrating the blooming of almond trees in the area.

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