Atlas Villages Trek 5 Days

Private 5 day Berber village trek

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer from the airport or from your hotel in Marrakech to Imlil. From Imlil (1740m) we walk to Tacheddirt (2300m) via Tizi ‘n Tamatert (2279m) pass. We spend the night in a local gite. In summer it is also possible to spend the night in tents.

Approx. 4 hours walking.

Day 2: Today we walk from Tacheddirt to Imsker (1300m) down the Imnane valley crossing the following Berber villages: Ounskra, Tamguiste ,Ikkis, Amssakrou and Arg. We spend the night in a local gite or in tents.

Day 3: Imsker (1300m) to Tizi Oussem (1900m) via Tizi ‘n Lbour (1500m) pass, ait ali valley, Tizi ‘n Tacht pass (2000m), Ait Aissa village (Azzaden valley). You spend the night in Tizi Oussem in a local gite.

Day 4: Tizi Oussem (1900m) to Imlil (1740m) via Ighouliden Waterfalls (2400m) and Tizi Mzik pass (2450m. From here we walk back to Imlil. Night in guesthouse in Imlil.

Day 5: After breakfast, We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. We thence carry on for another Half an Hour to get to our lunch wish will be served among a Berber familly in the village of achayn prior to setting off back down the other side of the valley back to Imlil and our return trip to Marrakech.

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Ijoukak Valley Day Trip

Today after breakfast from Marrakech your guide and private transportation will meet you at the hotel at 09:00 in the morning to start driving. You will visit Ouirgane village, after 1.5hrs of driving, and the new dam to snap some photos. Following this stop, by car you will continue to the n’Fiss Gorges and Tagadirt n’Lbour, Moldikht, Imgdal, Igr n’Kouris, Ijoukak, and Talat n’Yakoub which has a weekly market on Tuesday. In the Oued n’Fis valley, you will find some Juniper, Barbary fig, apricot, cherry, almond and walnut trees. From here, you start to walk to Ait Berihi, Imawnan, and to Tinmel villages, followed by a visit to the 12th century mosque, Tinmel Mosque. We may enter the mosque, built by Abd el Moumen between 1153-1154, Afterward; we will go back to Ijoukak for lunch in a local Berber family’s home. After lunch, you will be taken back to the n’Fis Valley and Gorges by car and finally returning back to the hotel. Today’s walking time will be about 2 hours. Driving will be four hrs in total