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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Desert Escape 3 Days

Day 1 :Marrakech -Tizi-n-Tichka Pass -Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah- Rose valley –  Dades Valley:

Pick up from your Raid/Hotel towards Ouarzazate, through the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m) in the High Atlas Mountains. You will enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colors’ and the Berber villages along the way between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, the doorway to the Sahara desert. You will visit the UNESCO world heritage site Ait Benhaddou. Kasbah is one of many locations served as a natural decoration for many movies which were shot in the area such as “Lawrence of Arabia and Jesus of Nazareth” Take a walk and cross the dried river to discover Enesco Heritage Ait benhaddou and dominate the Kasbahs once you get to the top of the hill. Afterwards, you will head directly to Ouarzazate, You will Continue to Skoura palm grove, then Valley of the Roses the centre of Moroccan roses and rose products. Continue via the strange rock creation of Tamnalt Hills to Dades gorge, carved over centuries by the Dades River. Overnight right in the Dades Gorge lined by the red and mauve rock overnight in heart of dades Gorge. 7hrs of journey

Day 2 : Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga sand dunes :

Taking the road to second Gorge, via Berber villages of the Dades valley, Todra Gorge free time for a short visit along the canyons of about 300 m high, a preferred place by mountain climbers, Afterwards you will leave to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga Sahara desert and you will have time for lunch on the way before you arrive to Erfoud. Once you arrive to the hotel near by the dunes having a cup of meant tea, and then you will take a camel ride for 1h at the sunset to get to the oasis where the camp is located and see the sunset. Spend the night in nomadic tent under shooting stars. With Berber music sometimes, Have diner in the camp. 6/7hrs of journey

Day 3 : Merzouga – Daraa valley – Ouarzazat – Marrakech:

Early weak up to injoy the sunrise then take the Camels back to the Hotel, have  breakfast and a quickly shower, then Return back a different way  to Ouarzazat the Moroccan Hollywood city through an arid landscape, Lunch in Ouarzazat before driving back over the high Atlas Mountains, Arrival in Marrakech evening about 8 pm, (approximately). 10 hrs of journey.

Ait Mizane Valley Day Trek

we will set off at 9 o’clock from Marrakech. Your mountain guide will meet you in the house to start walking in Toubkal National Park in Toubkal Valley with good views of Adj Mountain (3100m) and Aglzim Mountain (3900m) in front of the highest mountain in North Africa: Mount Toubkal (4167m). We will walk through green fields with apple, walnut, and cherry trees to Sidi Chamarouch (2315m). Sidi Chamarouch is a shrine to a holy man who lived in the Atlas. Besides people climbing and trekking in the Atlas, there are also pilgrims coming here to Sidi Chamharouch and its marabout shrine, most likely with its origin dating back to before Islam. Here you will have your lunch by the river and big water fall with your chef cooking and you sitting on a Berber carpet. After lunch you can take more pictures of the shrine from outside because there is one bridge you cannot cross unless you are Muslim. After this visit then we will head back to armed village (05 hours).

Atlas Escape Trek 4 Days

Highlights of High Atlas valleys & Berbers Treks

• Explore the spectacular Atlas Mountains

• Climb Atlas mountains highest passes

• Trek through remote Berber villages

• Camp out under the stars

• Discover the imperial city of Marrakech

Itinerary :

Day 01 Marrkech to Imlil Valley – Trek to Oussertek

After a transfer to the village of Oukeimden, where we enjoy panoramic views over toubkal mountains 4170 m, we meet our mules to carry our food and bags, with their muleteer and our trek cook, we start our trek. We walk from Oukeimden (2400m) towards Gueliz village, hereby passing by Tizi n Oukeimden. We will have lunch with a berber family at Agadir village (2000m). After lunch continue down across berber villages and terraced fields, we may see berbers cultivating fruits, corns, barley, or harvesting walnuts, berber women with their cows holding their handles of herbs on their backs, to Oussertekt. Later we arrive at Oussertek (1600m) where we will spend the night in a local gite. Approx. 4 hours walking.

Day 02 – Trek to Tachddirt

We depart from Oussertek valley up to tizi n tighaten, beautiful views from the pass, we cross, juniper amnd oak forests, we trek down to Imnan Valley, hereby we pass the Berber village Ikkiss (1700m) an authentic village with beautiful architecture, we have our lunch under the trees of walnuts. We then continue along the valley to Tachedirt, beautiful berber villages (1800m) . We will spend the night in a local gite in Tachddirt (1800m).

Approx. 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 03 Trek to Imlil – Marrakech

Explore Imlil village and surrounding valleys.

Day 04 Trek to Imlil – Marrakech

We depart from Tacheddirt village 1980m to tizi n tamatert 2300m across terraced fields where you may see local berber cultivating barley, alfalfa, berber women carrying bundles of grass, and walk down to imlil across juniper and cypress forest, the most famous village of the high ATLAS (1740m) at the foot of TOUBKAL, North africa’s highest peak. we have our lunch and we drive back to Marrakech, Approx. 4 hours walking time.