Mountain and Alpine Trekking Grades
The hiker rates are always under the assumption of favourable conditions, so in good weather conditions and visibility, dry terrain, snow and appropriate Firn etc. An alpine hike in the upper area of difficulty (T5, T6) is usually significantly more demanding than, for example, a the tour with a valuation of T3. Treks in Morocco generally fall between T2 and T5.
Treks within this grade typically mix sightseeing with easy-paced half and/or full day hikes. On these trips, walks will be on relatively low altitude trails for a duration of around 4-6 hours. On all of our T2 graded treks, some ascent and descent should be anticipated, and there may occasionally be a longer walking day.
Treks in this grade typically involve 3 to 10 days of trekking on varied terrain through Berber villages and valleys. They will often venture into more remote country and will cross mountain passes. Altitudes though are still relatively low, going no higher than around 4167 m.
Treks in this grade typically involve 7 to 21 days of trekking on vary varied terrain through Berber villages and valleys. They will often venture into more remote country and will require demanding treks to cross mountain passes. Altitudes though are still relatively low, going no higher than around 4167 m.
Typically these trips involve 2 to 14 days (occasionally more) trekking in remote landscapes, Berber villages and valleys. High peak ascents up to 4167m (sometimes snow-covered) and there may also be glacier travel and mountain passes. Walking days can be between 5 and 8 hours with considerable ascents and descents. These trips may involve long, hard days on trek and may include nights spent above the snow line. Ice axe, crampons may be used. These high altitude trips provide a considerable physical challenge and some experience is also recommended. Mount Toubkal in winter is not considered a technical climb and with good mountain Guides is within most people’s capabilities.