This is a highly unusual opportunity to experience 21st century nomadic life first-hand, as organised by Natural High for the Telegraph in the wilderness of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains.
Over six days, travel with a family of the Ait Atta, a Berber clan whose origins allegedly date back to Goliath, as they migrate with their livestock from their homeland in Jbel Saghrou through the Dades Valley to the summer pastures in the High Atlas Mountains. Your guide will be a member of the Ait Atta clan.
The Ait Atta live on an immense territory that extends from the High Atlas to the fringes of the Sahara. Each year, depending on grazing requirements and the vagaries of the climate, they follow a seasonal migratory pattern with their livestock and entire households. This journey involves six full days of walking with a nomadic family and takes you into the stunning M’goun Massif in the High Atlas mountains, where the sense of wilderness and dramatic landscapes are intoxicating.
The trek provides an insight into the lifestyle of the nomads, with the chance to share and closely experience their daily life during the seasonal migration as they travel, accompanied by their herds of sheep, goats, mules, donkeys and household.