Pathfinders Treks
Pathfinders Treks
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8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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8:00 AM - 3:00 AM
About
Pathfinders treks organise outdoor adventure and cultural activities. We organize trekking trips within Morocco's High Atlas Mountains emphasizing a community-friendly approach. Our trekking options include Mount Toubkal ascent, walking the High Atlas valleys, and treks through Berber villages revealing the breathtaking quiet beauty of adjacent valleys. Our activities rely on the knowledge, strong limbs and hospitality of the Berber people, who work as local guides, muleteers and accommodation providers. We believe they are the people who can tell the most about their culture, traditions and way of life to make the whole trekking experience unique and authentic. As organizers of this community-friendly trekking, we create job opportunities for the locals as well as raise money for community projects.
Marrakech, Morocco

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2023

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Fleur V
Ghent, Belgium51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We did twice a tour with Rachid his organization with 14 female persons. The first guided tour was to the dessert with different stops. The minibus with a friendly driver Abdul and some airco is a good way to see different places along the drive. The last night we slept at a dessert camping, or better glamping. The other tour was a walking tour to the Toubkal/Valley Treck. We had a cook, a person the guided the mule and a guide itself to explain us the way and the guide also explained a lot about the surroundings. I highly recommend the tours with this organisation; they are always private so you can do things you really want to do without being with annoying people that tell you that your music is not good or that you should stop talking to mush.
Written September 29, 2022
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Companion551294
Suffern, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
My teenage and twenty something children considered or hike, lunch with Berber family and camel trek the highlight of our trip through Morocco. Rachid was a fantastic guide. He responded promptly to all my emails before we arrived. Our driver picked us up promptly and Rachid joined us in Imlil. After tea, we began our hike. Rachid shared information about the region, culture and people. We were warmly welcomed for lunch at a berber home with a wonderful view of the mountains. After hiking back down, we rode camels for approximately 1 hour. Our day was well organized and 100% enjoyable. It gave us a greater appreciation for Morocco outside the bartering atmosphere of the medina. We all highly recommend Rachid and Pathfinders.
Written January 8, 2020
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Iris R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I did a 5 night 6 day trek through the High Atlas with Omar, our guide and Mustafa, our chef. We stayed overnight at Berber villages every night, of which the 4th night we stayed with Rachid in his family home. Overall, it was a beautiful experience, which everything that I want in multi-day trek - nature, culture, food, and connection.

Nature: some of the most pristine and extraordinary terrain. Lots of variety in landscape. We were blessed with good weather for most of the time, and there were no other tourists in the paths we walked on, which for me was extra special.

Culture: we went during the first week of Ramadan, which was a really special experience. It was really humbling to trek with Mustafa and Omar, who were doing the same treks as us, but with no food and water. On the day Rachid invited us to his home, he also invited us to break fast with them for dinner, where he shared his family's dinner with us. It felt extremely precious because they welcomed us like family, and shared their beautiful traditions with us.

Food: Mustafa was an amazing chef. He cooked us a variety of Moroccan food every night. I was at first worried that I would get sick of the food but the total opposite! I was really happy with how much fresh produce, vegetables, and healthy food was available all the time. And the portions were super generous, but we didn't need to worry about food waste as our favourite mule finished our leftovers :). We even had a favourite egg dish that Mustafa made for us on the 3rd, day, and he took the effort to make it for our on our last day upon our request!!

Connection: Even though we didn't speak Berber or Arabic, there were so many beautiful moments with Omar, Mustafa, Rachid, and their family and community. We shared multiple meals together, watched football together, laughed together, goofed around together. It was so special to feel connected.

And finally, the most amazing hospitality in general. But particularly, how Rachid went out of his way to help me when I left my earrings at a village. While he was already on another hike, he contacted the guesthouse owner to see if they could find my earrings. After they found it, he arranged for a taxi driver to bring it all the way to Marrakech where I was and deliver it back to me! It was so generous and kind of him to do that.

Overall, can't recommend it enough. There was nothing bad that I could think of, but most of all the people running this are great :) :).
Written April 22, 2022
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Alexandre L
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We did a 6-day trek through the High Atlas, during Ramadan, passing through multiple Berber villages and Rachid's village to end our trek at Imlil where we had an extra day and night to close off our time in the High Atlas. Everything was super well organised by Rachid and Pathfinders, and it was very budget-friendly. It is one of the most unique experience I have had in my life. Views, culture, active hike, food. It had it all. I'm immensely grateful to Rachid, Omar (guide), Mustafa (cook) and Peko (mule), who each made our trip incredibly pleasant and rich in reflections and beautiful cultural moments.
Written June 21, 2022
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Lemmo1992
Essingen, Germany13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Hello everybody,
Special shoutout to Youssef (Guide) who brought me to the top of Toubkal and Husseyin(Cook) who cooked the Most delicious meals on our Marroco Trip. If you ever Want to Go with a good tour definitely go with Pathfinderstreks. They Were very caring from the beginning and spoiled us the entire time.
The Price was slightly more expensive than other tours but believe me it is so worth it!! There are so Many Tours out there and so many were disappointed when they Saw our variety of food and included snacks. :D
Thank you so much! Will come back in the future!!
Many thanks- Rachel and Manuel from Germany
Written June 10, 2022
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Larissa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This was one of my most beautiful and special trips in my life! Together with a group, we went on a beautiful trail in the high Atlas mountains under the leadership of Rachid and his colleagues with 7 mules from April 6 to 10, 2022. The mules carried our luggage, tents and food and were accompanied by local Berbers.
Climbing and descending every day in an ever-changing environment, the Atlas Mountains are so beautiful. We slept in the most beautiful places in tents under a bizarrely beautiful sky full of stars. I have never seen so many stars because high in the mountains there is no light pollution at all. The dishes prepared for us by the local Berbers who traveled with us were very healthy and delicious.
For 6 days I enjoyed the beautiful untouched nature, I had moments when I found it physically or mentally difficult, but I wouldn't have missed this for anything. The beautiful mountain villages we passed through with beautiful local Berbers, the mountain goats, the beautiful waterfalls, the peace you get from walking in the mountains is priceless. How special during the hike we did not see any tourists at all. Thank you Rachid for this special trail and I will definitely come back! Kind regards, Larissa
Written April 25, 2022
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DS
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We(group of 3 ,2M+1F) did a 3 day High Atlas Mountains Berber villages hike with Pathfinders in early June 2022.
Firstly, coordinating on the internet with Rachid of Pathfinders was very efficient and productive to make an informed decision on the trek.
They helped us out with advance payment (our request) as money transfers from India are cumbersome for travel logistics.
The trek itself was well organised incl pick up and drop-off, meals, guide and infrastructure.
Hussain was an awesome cook and Yousuf a wonderful and helpful guide. Thanks to all of them we have beautiful memories of our time in the mountains.
Dalip, India
Written June 15, 2022
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Matthew G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This trek was awesome! Saw incredible views of the valleys and stayed in traditional Berber villages. Everyone was very friendly and took care of me well, including great food. Recommend going in late November when all the trees are yellow and orange.
Written December 6, 2022
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maldafrica
veneto20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We found them on line and I organised the trip for my husband and some friends of him.
Since the beginning communication I took care of went very well and they answered promptly and carefully to all our questions.
The 3 days Trek was amazing ! Very well organised and coordinated. The guide Ibrahim and all the staff made the climbing very special. My husband and his friends felt always very safe and got helped when needed. They would absolutely recommend the Trek with them !
Written January 10, 2020
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Daniel K
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We found the Atlas Pathfinders online and contacted Rachid through WhatsApp to arrange a customised combined tour of Merzouga and the Atlas Mountain Red Valley.

It was fantastic! Rachid was very friendly and informative and helped us decide what would be best for what we wanted to see and our hiking ability. He picked us up directly from our Riad in Marrakech so we wouldn't get lost, and even let us push back the starting time last minute to allow us time to have Breakfast.

He then introduced us to the driver and tour guide (both called Ibrahim so very easy to remember!) who were both very friendly and happy to let us choose good areas to pull over to take photos. We have some good selfies of all 4 of us together. Ibrahim was especially helpful and patient on the hike, and helped keep my partner motivated when she was tired and it got a bit steep! Thank you Ibrahim!

We also had a cook join us on the hike, who rode ahead of us on a mule and set up lunch for us in picturesque locations on the mountain. It was really really lovely, thank you so much Lhoussain!

Overall it was a really amazing experience, and I can't recommend it enough. I am looking forward to coming back again myself to try some of the other tour experiences available.

Thank you Rachid!
Written January 4, 2020
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Hello dear Dan, Thank you so much for your great and wonderful review and for taking the time to write these words that means a lot to us, about your experience with Pathfinderstreks. Your feedback is much appreciated. We will be more than happy to have you again and share another great experience: Thank you so much once again all the best
Written January 5, 2020
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