Morocco·October

MOROCCO - A CLIMBING EXPEDITION

A real off-the-beaten-track adventure rock climbing on some of Morocco's best routes near the remote village of Taghia.

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Overview

Land of the multi-pitch, stunning ancient Medinas and epic mountain ranges, Morocco has become a popular climbing destination for those seeking sun-drenched routes without the crowds and polish of Europe. Climbing here retains an adventurous feel, bringing you away from the bustling urban centres to rural areas where you can experience a more traditional way of life. After making the journey to your base in Taghia (an adventure in itself - see below!) you will get to climb on some of the area's world class single and multi-pitch routes, accompanied by your guide Gio. Bring your camera as the views are incredible! A rest-day hike will take you across the ancient "Via dei Pastori", allowing you to gain a better sense of the area and traditional Moroccan culture. A true one-of-a-kind experience!

Local Partners

Meet your local partners in Taghia

Gio

Gio

A professional mountain guide based in the Dolomites, Gio spends as much time as possible in the mountains surrounding his hometown and travelling the world in search of adventure.

Ahmed

Ahmed

Born in Taghia, Ahmed is the director of Maison Tourist Taghia. He has been working in the field of climbing since childhood and has built up a huge bank of knowledge of crags all over the country.

The Experience

An adventure packed 5 days where you will get to cllimb on some of the world-class routes around Taghia, hike on the "Via dei Pastori", partake in a donkey trek, and more!

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DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive in Marrakech at your preferred hour. Leave your bags at the hostel, meet with your group and enjoy the day in beautiful and sunny Marrakech!

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DAY 2

On the road to Taghia and a first taste of climbing

The adventure begins! Meet your Guide Gio, then it's off to basecamp. The trip take a total of 7 hours - 5 by taxi to Zaouia Ahansal, then a 2 hour donkey trek to Taghia. Drop your bags at the accommodation and head for a climb.

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DAY 3

Climb Hard!

Hike out to some of Taghia's incredible orange limestone walls for a full day of climbing. In the evening, enjoy a dinner of local specialities.

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DAY 4

Climb Harder!

Now that you've got your bearings, it's time to hit up those projects! A full day of climbing followed by a special dinner at the accommodation.

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DAY 5

Active rest day and back to Marrakech

An active rest day hiking on "Via dei Pastori", an old Berber shepherds' trail. Bring a camera for the views! In the afternoon it is time to head back to Marrakech, enjoy one last night in the Moroccan city with your climbing buddies.

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DAY 6

Departure

Say goodbye to your fellow Mapo Tapo travellers, and continue on your adventures.

The program is very flexible to take into account weather conditions, climbing level, and endurance of the group

Taghia, Marrakech

You are guaranteed a feeling of serenity and isolation, and get to experience a traditional way of life...

Located about 250km east of Marrakech, Taghia is the definition of off-the-beaten-track. Getting to the village alone requires a two-hour trek, and from there the crags are accessible only by foot. As a result, you are guaranteed a feeling of serentiy and isolation, and get to experience a more traditional Moroccan way of life.

The climbing at Taghia is spread over three converging orange limestone gorges, 200 to 800m long, with bolted routues between 5 and 8a. Although the area is best-known for its challengeing multi-pitches, there's plenty of excellent sport climbing to get dug into as well. Bring a pair of sturdy approach shoes, as getting to the crags can be quite the adventure!

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Basecamp

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Maison Tourist Taghia

Maison Tourist Taghia

You'll be staying in the Maison Tourist Taghia, a B&B set up for outdoor lovers with an incredible view of the mountains. Accommodation is in shared rooms.

Maison Tourist Taghia

Maison Tourist Taghia

You'll be staying in the Maison Tourist Taghia, a B&B set up for outdoor lovers with an incredible view of the mountains. Accommodation is in shared rooms.

Maison Tourist Taghia

Maison Tourist Taghia

You'll be staying in the Maison Tourist Taghia, a B&B set up for outdoor lovers with an incredible view of the mountains. Accommodation is in shared rooms.

Maison Tourist Taghia

Maison Tourist Taghia

You'll be staying in the Maison Tourist Taghia, a B&B set up for outdoor lovers with an incredible view of the mountains. Accommodation is in shared rooms.

Maison Tourist Taghia

Maison Tourist Taghia

You'll be staying in the Maison Tourist Taghia, a B&B set up for outdoor lovers with an incredible view of the mountains. Accommodation is in shared rooms.

What's Included

What's Included

A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

All breakfasts and dinners

Accomodations

24/7 local guide(s) assistance

Round-trip transfers Marrakech - Taghia

Climbing equipment

Accident insurance

3-days of climbing

1-day hiking

What's Not Included

Flights to/from Marrakech

Everything not specified in the "What's included" paragraph

More Info

Climbing Skills

Climbing Skills

Due to the grades and (literally) off-the-beaten track nature of Taghia, a minimum level of 6a/b is required for this trip. You will, however, be accompanied by a certified guide (1 to 4 ratio) who can show you the best spots and help you develop your skills... all while enjoying the breathtaking scenery!

Liability

Liability

Mapo Tapo selects crags and local partners with the utmost care. For any inaccuracies, however, we cannot accept any liability. Rock climbing is a risky sport that takes place in nature. Ultimately, you are fully responsible for the choices you make. Mapo Tapo recommends that anyone who does not have sufficient knowledge and skills not go outdoors along. Contact us to organise a trip with a certified guide instead.

Travel

Travel

Please DO NOT book your flights until this trip is confirmed. Most of our trips require a minimum number of participants to run. Wait for the status of the trip to be confirmed and for more information go to the "How it works" section

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Dates

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MOROCCO - A CLIMBING EXPEDITION

Morocco· October· 6 days

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