trekking guide / muleteer / cuisinier on Atlas treks
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Apr 7, 2012 1:50 AM Last Post By: TimCullis
Apr 7, 2012 1:20 AM
trekking guide / muleteer / cuisinier on Atlas treksHi
I'm planning a trek, either in M´goun or Jbel Sarhro. Not been to Morocco before, so not sure of local way of doing things, and am planning basically around Alan Palmer's book.
I'll need to hire a guide, and probably also a mule, although not sure yet about the latter. Question is, if we don't hire a cook (or pay the muleteer extra to cook as well), would we normally be expected to provide food and cook for the guide / muleteer as well? Fine by me, but would they be happy to eat whatever we eat!?
Excuse my ignorance, but these things vary a lot around the world, and as budget is fairly tight it would help to know before we get there.
Apr 7, 2012 1:50 AM
1I've only done one trek with both guide and muleteer, and in this case the muleteer was the guy organising the buying and the transport of the provisions, and was also the cook.
In the mornings you and the guide might well set off before the muleteer but he will quickly overtake you during the day--don't try keeping up with a mule, you will lose. He'll go ahead and start preparing for the evening meal before you arrive.
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