Toubkal and Berber villages 5 Days

Overview :

Experience the local Berber lifestyle. Injoy the breathtaking views of HighAtlas Mountains 

Itinerary :

Day 1: Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imi Oughlad Village 1450m – Tizi Ntacht pass 2000m – Tizian Village 1750m
In the morning we leave Marrakech in our private minibus. After admiring the Moroccan landscape awhile, we arrive at the point where our trek begins. There we meet the mules and the cook who will make our life much easier these coming days. We cross the town of Imi oughlad and we begin the ascent towards the first mountain pass of the trek. From the pass, at 2000 m above sea level, we have precious views of the regions of Tigouga, Taroudant, and of the Angour mountains to the north. After lunch, we arrive at the village of Tiziane and set up camp. Walking time: 4h30

Day 2: Tizian Village 1750m – Tizi n’taghrhourte Pass 1995m – D’knt Valley Great Valley 1870m:
We start the day early to avoid the sun during the ascent of a mountain pass. After reaching the Teouti pass, at 2400m, we descend towards the town of Assaka. After lunch our path climbs again until we reach the village of Tizgi, where we set up camp. Walking time: 6h
Day 3: D’knt Valley 1870m – Tizi n’tagdalte Pass 2600 m – Tamsoult Waterfall 2550m
Today we hike along beautiful, wild landscapes of the Toubkal range. We’ll find flocks of cattle with their Berber shepherds. After the morning ascent, we descend to the valley of the river Azzaden, where we eat. With renewed strength, in the evening we climb to the campsite of Azib Tamsoult, to 2250m. Walking time: 6h

Day 4: Azib Tamsoult – Aguelzim pass 3500m – Toubkal base camp 3207m
Today is an intense day, in which we significantly increase the average altitude of the trek. Ahead of us we have the demanding ascent to the Aguelzim pass at 3450 m. The ascent is long but progressive. Once on the pass we will be able to admire the summit of Toubkal. We then descend towards the Toubkal base camp, at 3200 m. Walking time: 6h30

Day 5: Toubkal base camp 3207m – Ascent Mt Toubkal – Toubkal Refuge – Shrine 2660m – Imlil Valley 1740m – Marrakech
We start the day early, at daybreak, to avoid the sun as much as possible during the ascent. After 3 hours of effort, we reach the top of North Africa. All the effort pays off with the impressive views we have. After enjoying this moment, we start the descent to the base camp. There we eat and then we continue the descent towards the village of Imlil, Transfer to Marrakech

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Toubkal Ascent 2Days

 Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil

After breakfast in your hotel in Marrakech, our driver will pick you up at 8am and take you to the High Atlas Mountains, where the trip starts from Imlil (1740m), the big Berber village situated 65 kilometers south of Marrakech. Here you will meet your team, who will accompany you during this amazing trek. The muleteers will deal with your luggage. Within 30 minutes you start the walk with an experienced local mountain guide through the berber villages, following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2500m) where you will have your picnic lunch. After lunch, a short break, and then we continue towards the rufuge of Mount Toubkal at 3200m. A hot shower is available and dinner will be prepared for you in the evening. You will spend the night in the refuge.

Option: During the summer months, the night can be spent in a tent – to be advised in advance.

Day 2 : Summit Ascent Day 

The next day you have to get up very early and have breakfast and then start the ascent climb. We take step by step until we get to the point above the hut where you have a short break. After 3 or 4 hours of walking up you will reach the summit at 4167m and have a breathtaking view to all the High Atlas Mountains. A break on the summit will allow you to take pictures and enjoy the view before we start going down to the refuge. A lunch will be ready for you there. After lunch we start our descent to Imlil by the same route.

NB : The driver will already be waiting to take you back to Marrakech or you can spend a night in Asni Riad for an extra 30Euros Dinner included !

Berber villages Trek 2 Day

1. day in the Toubkal National Park

The trek starts in the Azzaden valley in Tassa Ouirgane, a small berber village on 1300m, where the muleteers are already waiting for us with their animals. We enter the Toubkal National Park just behind Tassa Ouirgane, and then pass by huge gardens, cultivated on terraces, walnut trees and ochre houses.
After having refreshed ourselves with an lunch picnic, we ascend Tizi Oussem at 1900m. This is today’s destination and we have time to look around in the village before having dinner and spending the night in a berber house or refuge.

2. day in the Toubkal National Park

After having enjoyed a berber breakfast with local bread and olive oil we start again and walk thru fragrant juniper forests to the Tizi Mzik at 1889m. From here we descend to Imlil at 1700m, our final destination of this trek. Imlil is the biggest village in the Ait Mizane Valley and a main base base for trekking in the Toubkal area.

Atlas Day Trips

Atlas Mountains Day Trip :

Follow ancient Berber Trails across the Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech into the Moroccan past. From the valleys to the mountain summits, you will discover the faces, smiles and traditional lifestyle of Morocco, away from the busy cities.

The Imlil valleys are an area of truly outstanding natural beauty, with a rich cultural heritage among the traditional Berber communities. What is particular impressive about the Local people have been fully incorporated into crucial decision-making processes to plan the various development initiatives in the area, such that its rich environmental and cultural resources are managed sensitively so that they can be experienced by future generations.

Azzaden Valley Day Trek :

This  full day walk will Take you through amazing landscapes and dash mud brick built villages, green terraces, fruit plantations, with ascends and descends. You can choose the walks according your fitness. So please talk to us, we will help you to find the right walk!

These treks will start and end in Tassa Ouirgane, a small Berber village at 1300m, at the entry of the Toubkal National Park.

Ourika and Setti Fatma waterfalls  Day Trip :

Ourika valley day trip is the closest day trip destination from Marrakech, due to its many waterfalls and wondeful nature, it is a very popular attraction , the Ourika valley spreads between the first foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Despite it being so close to Marrakech, this beautiful lush green valley is definitely one of the best preserved valleys in Morocco. At about 64km from Marrakech, the village lays at the end of the road, but an offroad (to Timichi) and then a mule track continues up the valley to pass to Tacheddirt and Oukaimeden, which has the best skiing station in Morocco and interesting prehistoric rock carvings. The path also continues through the mountain to Imlil and Toubkal, making it a useful starting/finishing point for trekkers. So this day trip to the picturesque village of Ourika will allow you to experience some of the beauty of the North African countryside without sacrificing the comforts of your hotel or riad.

Asni Valley Day Trip :

We start our Asni and Ouirgane day trip from Marrakech at 09am to The valley of Asni Ouirgane to see the one of the most beautiful countryside in Morocco and the lake that fills the fall floor. About an hour from Marrakech lies the magnificent green valley of Ourigane, hidden in the foothills of Mount Toubkal. You can visit the souk Tahanout (Tuesday and Saturday) before taking the drive through the river gorges Ghezaia on the way to Asni, famous for amethyst, for a picnic lunch while enjoying the fabulous mountain scenery. Ouirgane is the peak (the highest point) of the mountains around at an altitude that levels up 2300 meters in some areas, and spreads over many kilometers.
The Asni and Ouirgane Valley known as The Happy Valley with its amazing greenery, wild and flora, it is an ideal start point for treking lovers.

Tinmel Mosque & Ijoukak Day Trip :

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