Moroccan Atlas - The Trekking Guide
Includes Marrakech City Guide, 50 Trail Maps, 15 Town Plans, Places to S
- Stretching 1200 miles from the Atlantic port of Agadir east to Tunisia the Atlas form one of the world's great trekking ranges. The High Atlas region in central Morocco is the most dramatic and beautiful section of the entire range. Towering peaks, deep gorges and huddled Berber villages enchant all who visit. 44 detailed trekking maps - showing route times, places to stay and points of interest. The best treks in: Toubkal Sirwa Sahro M'goun Practical information - planning your trip and getting to Morocco from Europe, North America and Australasia Historical & cultural background - religion, art, cuisine and customs Marrakesh, Imlil, Taliwine, Ouarzazate, Nkoub, Boumalne du Dades, Azilal, Qalaa't Mgouna and Tabant - detailed street plans, where to stay, where to eat, what to see, and getting to the start of your trek Green hiking & safety - how to stay healthy on your trek and minimize your impact on a fragile region Language sections - Arabic, Berber and French Atlas flora & fauna - four-page full colour guide to the flowers of the High Atlas, plus an illustrated bird identification section Downloadable GPS waypoints now included. New for this edition: Twice as much color (now 32 pages) included for this fully updated new edition. The entire route has been rewalked; all places to stay and places to eat have been fully reviewed. Now with a restyled 16pp full color introductory section. Downloadable GPS waypoints now included.
- A keen trekker, Alan Palmer is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the British Moroccan Society who has been visiting the country each year for the last 25 years.
- INTRODUCTION (1) PLANNING YOUR TRIP: With a group or on your own: Independent trekking, Group tours, Trekking agencies, Getting to Morocco: By air, By road, By rail, By ferry, Visas, Budgeting and costs: Accommodation and meals, Guides and transport, When to go: Climate, Ramadan, Route options: Planning your route, Jbel Toukbal, M'Goun Massif, Jbel Sirwa, Jbel Sahro, What to take: What to pack it all in, Sleeping bag, Footwear & foot car, Clothes, Toiletries, Medical and first-aid kits, Money, Photographic equipment, Recommended reading, Maps, Mountain safety: Trekking alone, Experience, Mountain rescue services, Health precautions: Who should avoid high-altitude treks? Pre-departure preparation, Inoculations, Insurance (2) MOROCCO Facts about Morocco and the Atlas Mountains: Geography, Historical outline, Morocco today Fauna and flora: Fauna, Birds of the Atlas Mountains, Flora Practical information for the visitor: Local transport 65 - Language 67 - Embassies and consulates, Electricity, Time and date, Opening hours, Holidays and festivals, Money, Keeping in touch, Media, Travelling in a Muslim country, Women in Islam, women travellers and sexual mores, Drugs, Food, Drink, Hammams, Toilets, Things to buy, Security, crime (3) MINIMUM IMPACT TREKKING: Environmental impact, Cultural impact, Economic impact (4) MARRAKESH: History, Arrival and departure, Local transport, Orientation, Where to stay, Where to eat, Nightlife, Services, What to see (5) OUARZAZATE: History, Arrival and departure, Local transport, Orientation, Where to stay, Where to eat, Nightlife, Services, What to see (6) ROUTE GUIDES: The Toubkal region, The M'goun region, The Sirwa region, Jbel Sahro (7) APPENDICES Arabic, French and Berber, Glossary, Health
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