World Travel, Marc and Peggy Faucher


Morocco High Atlas Trek, Summer, 2017

We trekked in the High Atlas Range of Morocco during June and July of 2017. After flying to Marrakesh we transferred to the village of Iskataffen for the start of the trek. Heading west for 3 weeks along the spine of the High Atlas, we walked almost 200 miles and ascended almost 40,000 ft, climbing the summits of Jebel Mgoun and Jebel Toubqal. Look for more details in our blog at "Along the High Atlas - Part I" and "Along the High Atlas - Part II".

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Koutoubia Mosque at Djemaa-el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque at Djemaa-el-Fna
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Azilal Market
Azilal Market
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Storks at Azilal
Storks at Azilal
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Trek Start at Iskataffen
Trek Start at Iskataffen
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Kasbah in Bou Gemmaz Valley
Kasbah in Bou Gemmaz Valley
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Bou Gemmaz Valley
Bou Gemmaz Valley
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Iskataffen
Iskataffen
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European Roller
European Roller
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Purple Flower
Purple Flower
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Pre-dawn Moon and Venus
Pre-dawn Moon and Venus
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Hike up  Jebel Mgoun
Hike up Jebel Mgoun
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Camp at Tarkeddit Refuge
Camp at Tarkeddit Refuge
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Hike up Tizi N'Asdrem
Hike up Tizi N'Asdrem
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Purple and white flower
Purple and white flower
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Wildflowers below Tizi N'Asdrem
Wildflowers below Tizi N'Asdrem
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Descent into Tessaout Valley
Descent into Tessaout Valley
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Fodder leaving Tasgarnalte
Fodder leaving Tasgarnalte
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Ait Ali Nitto Village
Ait Ali Nitto Village
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Megdaz Village
Megdaz Village
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Musk Beetle
Musk Beetle
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Sahara frog
Sahara frog
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Lone juniper
Lone juniper
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Ruddy shelducks
Ruddy shelducks
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Atlas Day Gecko
Atlas Day Gecko
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Common Oleander
Common Oleander
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Tighza Village shop
Tighza Village shop
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Door knocker in Tighza
Door knocker in Tighza
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Cupid's Dart
Cupid's Dart
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El Glaoui Family Kasbah at Telouat
El Glaoui Family Kasbah at Telouat
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View from the Kasbah in Telouat
View from the Kasbah in Telouat
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Inside the Kasbah
Inside the Kasbah
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Typical Lunch
Typical Lunch
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Petroglyph near Agdal n'Irkane
Petroglyph near Agdal n'Irkane
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Armored Bush Cricket
Armored Bush Cricket
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Berber Shepherds
Berber Shepherds
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Ridges near Agdal n'Irkane
Ridges near Agdal n'Irkane
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Moroccan Marbled White
Moroccan Marbled White
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Poppy
Poppy
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Moroccan rock lizard
Moroccan rock lizard
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Descent into the  Ourika Valley
Descent into the Ourika Valley
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Sunrise over Iaabassen Village
Sunrise over Iaabassen Village
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Goats on Tizi n' Tachedirt (Pass)
Goats on Tizi n' Tachedirt (Pass)
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Road switchbacks below Tizi n' Tamatert (Pass)
Road switchbacks below Tizi n' Tamatert (Pass)
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Sidi Chamarouch
Sidi Chamarouch
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Mount Toubqal Summit
Mount Toubqal Summit
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Barbary Ground Squirrel
Barbary Ground Squirrel
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Descent from Mount Toubqal
Descent from Mount Toubqal
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Last Trek Day
Last Trek Day
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Hôtel Tazi Entertainment
Hôtel Tazi Entertainment
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