ATLAS MOUNTAINS IN MOROCCO
The Atlas Mountains in Morocco offer endless trails, beautiful sceneries and an opportunity to experience the Berber culture intimately in one of the traditional Atlas Mountains hotels. Most trekkers aim at conquering the Toubkal which is the highest peak in North Africa.
You could choose to take an epic journey through the Atlas ranges or on a camel’s back and walk at some point in the golden sands of the Sahara desert and enjoy the wilderness. If you decide to ascend higher to the Toubkal peak then your journey will take interesting turns as you will find yourself in traditional Berber villages where you may taste the local dishes and spend the nights as you continue with your ascend. It may take you about four days to get to the summit, so get ready for fantastic adventures. You will get to enjoy picturesque landscapes through the beautiful Azzenden Valley, pass the Azzenden River and enjoy the cascading Tamsoult Waterfall before you reach the area of the Toubkal.
INDIA AND HIMALAYAS
The Indian Himalayas cover an extensive region along the northern boundary of India, spanning 5 states and endowed with natural beauty, rich blend of cultures and dramatic landscapes. This is the ideal place for an exciting mountain climbing expedition.
The center stage of the Indian Himalayas is formed by the Garhwal where India’s highest peak Nanda Devi is located. It is best to challenge yourself and conquer the majestic peaks in this region: the Kamet, Trisul and Nanda Devi. It is only while a top these peaks that you enjoy spectacular views of beautiful valleys, mighty Indian rivers, lush meadows and not forgetting the magical legends that make Garhwal so special.
Ladakh is also known as the ‘Land of High Passes’ and this name is highly merited by the soaring mountain ranges, high plateaus and meandering river valleys. The traditional Tibetan religious beliefs are well depicted by the ancient Buddhist monasteries dotting this region. A trek through this fascinating wilderness is not only breathtaking but awe-inspiring.
With flights into India and the Himalayas with a variety of airlines like Air Arabia, there’s no excuse not to see this amazing part of the world.
FRANCE FOR SKIING
The French Alps offer a grand mountain experience for skiers, the skiing resorts here are numerous and the snow levels are excellent in most of the trails. The Meribel valley is probably the best and one of the largest ski towns in France, it extends from Brides-les-Baines to Peclet-Polset and it’s dotted with pretty wooden chalets that give it a spectacular appearance. The ski chalets in Meribel are tough to match anywhere around the world.
The purpose built Motarret area is suitable for all levels of skiers. For first timers the gentle slopes of the Altiport are ideal, for intermediaries, the range of runs is almost limitless and for the masters of the game this place is full of challenges and adventures; be it acres of off piste, endless mogul runs or overwhelming kilometers of groomed perfection.
Courchevel is a traditional alpine ski resort that is at the heart of the famed Three Valleys and offers some of the best ski trails in the world. It encompasses magnificent sceneries and well maintained endless off pistes.