Toubkal ,Kasbahs & Dunes 8 Days

8- days combined Atlas trek and desert tour

Day 1: Marrakech – imlil valley (Agersioual village:

Transfer from Marrakech to Agersioual, meet the team ; guide, cook and muleteers then set off on first day which will be an acclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees. Overnight in Gite in a Berber Village of Tizian. Aprox. 4-5 hrs walking time. (B,L,D)

Day 2:

After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountan stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and her sister peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in a village Gite or camping. Aprox. 7 hours walking. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge past the the Ighouliden waterfalls and over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) at 3,200m where you’ll likely be sharing a bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning. Aprox. 7 hours walking. (B,L,D)

Day 4:

Wake-up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert. then descend all the way back  past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil! Where you will spend a confortable  night in  gesthouse overlooking Mount Toubkal and surrounded by lush walnut groves.

Day 5: Imlil – Dades Valley

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios or stop for a hike. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 4 – 5 hours)

Day 6: Dades Valley – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge – a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert camp. (Total driving time 3 – 4 hours)

Day 7: Merzouga – Ait Benhaddou

Wake to a desert sunrise and then return to the kasbah by camel. You will then have a chance to freshen up and enjoy a breakfast. Once you are refreshed, you will head out of the desert for a drive to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia…) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide. You will oveIMG_3954rnight in a hotel close to Ait Benhaddou. (Total driving time 5 – 6 hours)

Day 8: Ait Benhaddou – Marrakech

Travel along the Ounilla Valley to the Telouet Kasbah, a crumbling kasbah that was once an important stop for traders. Explore the Kasbah and then after lunch, you will head back over the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakech (Total driving time 2 – 3 hours)   IMG_2187

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Berber villages Trek 2 Days

2 Days Trek Azzaden Valley:

Overview :

Azzaden & Imlil valleys Travel from Marrakech through many little hamlets and Berber villages to the magnificent Western High Atlas Mountains. Trek past the villages of Imlil, Arghen and M’zzik. Visit; a village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of fruit trees and vegetables. Get over Tiz M’zzik Mountain pass (2450m) and descent through junipper trees down to Tizi Oussem village for the night . On day2, you Trek will take you down to Azzaden Valley ( Assif Azzaden), passing through several Berber hamlets and up to the Tizi Oudite pass and down to the village of Aguersiouâl. Enjoy your lunch by the river before you set for another hour up the Imlil valley prior to get back to the village of imlil and transfer back to Marrakech.

  • Overview Duration : 2 days.
  • Highest point : Tizi M’zzik mountain pass 2450m.
  • Accommodation : Camping/ Berber Guesthouse. 20180916_140707

Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil/ High Atlas Mountains (1775m)– Tizi Mzik (2450m)-Tamsoulte waterfalls (2300m) Tizi Oussem village (1850m).

After breakfast in Marrakech, pick up & drive towards the high Atlas Mountains via Tahnnaout, Oued Ghighaya & Asni, enjoy the stunning view of the villages along the valet. Arrival to Imlil (65km from Marrakech), meet the guide & multeer andthen start the trek & climb Tizi Mzik pass (2450m), spectacular view over Imlil valley & Toubkal Summit, continue to Tamsoulte to visit the highest waterfalls in the Atlas Mountains (100m of hight), down the Azzaden valley through juniper forest to get to Tizi Oussem village. Overnight at the Guest house in the village. 6hrs walking.

Day 2: Tizi Oussem (1850m) – Id Issa village (1800m) – Tizi Oudid (2000m) – Mattat – Agersioual – Marrakech:

After breakfast, enjoy the sunshine on this colorful valley & its marvelous typical Berber villages, leave Tizi Oussem & continue down to Id Issa village, before heading up to Tizi Oudid mountain pass (2000m), cross matat village after a wild thurifer juniper forest, get lunch under walnut groves and relax near the river. On the afternoon transfer back to Marrakech ( arrive approx 17h) 5hrs.20170430_104037

Note : Itinerary is just a guideline and subject to change to suit local condition. Detailed specifications and prices on request

 

Atlas Panorama Trek 3 Days

Day 1 :this morning our private tourist transport will pick you up from your Raid/hotel in Marrakech at 9.00am. And then take you to the starting point of your trek at Imi Oughlad is a small Berber village at elevation of (1,450m) where you will meet your guide and muleteer (about 1,5hrs journey). Once you have loaded up the mules, you will head off on your trek.Your first day will be an easier acclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. Today is the gentlest day of walking; there are fewer steep inclines and descents so you can really enjoy the Mediterranean-esque scenery. Shepherds tend to their goats amongst the pretty valleys dotted with juniper and oak trees. You will overnight in a Local Family’s home in Tinzert, a small rustic Berber Village. Approx 4 to 5 hrs walk

Day 2 :After breakfast you’ll head up through the big forest of oak trees, and a panoramic of the Ouirgane valley and villages, its very green valley all year around, also the good view of high atlas Mountains, always up to Tizi N’Takhrkhourt at (2200m), after this pass we skip the Ouirgane valley and then traverse over to the stunning Azzadene Valley and villages, passing traditional Berber mountain villages. The views open up as you walk up through the valley, you’ll see a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards the peaks of the High Atlas at the head of the valley. You will overnight in a village Gite in Tizi Oussem. Approx 5hrs walk

Day 3 :Today involves a fantastic climb out of the Azzadene Valley. You’ll walk up the valley towards the pass at Tizi n Mzik (2479m) which offers dramatic views, before descending down into Imlil. If you’re felling energetic you can take a slight route detour to include the D’Irhoulidene waterfalls, this adds a couple of extra hours walking but is worth the effort. On arrival in Azib Brdoun at (1850) where you will having your picnic lunch, and then you’ll continue to Imlil and back to Marrakech or you have the second option for an overnight in Armed at village at (1980m) on feet of the Toubkal Pick. Approx 5hrs walk

Atlas & Desert Trek 6 Days

This is a  recommended to our guests is a combination betwen two differents part of Morocco ,Atlas Mountains and Sahara .So first part which trekking in Atlas Mountains is an adventure part and the second part which is Camel ride in Erg chebbi merzouga and for fun.First adventure part is include the Toubkal ascent and the scond part is experience for a night in the Azzaden valley and a night at the Berber camp.

Itinerary

Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil Azib n Tamsoult
After your transfer from Marrakech to Imlil (1,780m), you will set off an a 6 hour trek out of the Imlil Valley and into the Azzadene Valley. Along the way you will pass
Tizi N’Mzik at 2,450m, the refuge at Azib n’Tansoult and the Ighouliden waterfalls. Overnight in the Lipeney mountain refuge at 3,000m ( or before at Azib n Tamsoult).

Day 2: Azib n Tamsoult – Agelzim peak 3600m – Base camp of Toubkal
Today involves a fairly stiff climb out of the Azzadene Valley to the Toubkal Refuge over the Aguelzim Mountain pass at 3,560m. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range. Overnight in the Toubkal Refuge (Niltner Hut) where you’ll likely be sharing a
bunk room with other trekkers tackling Toubkal early the next morning

Day 3: Ascent of Toubkal – Imlil
Up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167m) from where, clouds allowing, you’ll have wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500m back down to Imlil!

Day4 : Imlil – Dades Valley
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain
pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs
(fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way,you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios or stop for a hike. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel.Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 6 hours)

Day5 : Dades Valley – Todra gorge – Merzouga
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge – a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert
to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert camp. (Total driving time 5hours ).
Day 6 : Merzouga -Marrakech
Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

Toubkal Winter Trek 3 Days

winter Mount Toubkal Climb 

Overview

Mount Toubkal (4167m) is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes the hard work worthwhile, This is a wonderful winter break to climb several 4176 m peaks in the high Atlas of Morocco, including the spectacular Mount Toubkal in Winter Conditions.

Itinerary :

Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Toubkal Refuge

You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at around 8.00am, and accompanied by your English-speaking guide, you will travel south by vehicle to the Berber town of Imlil (1740m) over gorges and high passes of the upper valleys. Here we leave our vehicle and enjoy a welcome glass of mint tea before setting out for a 4 km hike towards the Berber villages of Aremd (1843m), Taourirt, and Targa Imoula. We shall stop on the way to visit a unique village in the Assif Ait Maizane Valley. We then carry on to the quaint village of Sidi Chamharouch, a Berber village located beautifully beside a waterfall and small stream. We take a break for a picnic with a magnificent view of mighty Jbel Toubkal, which at 4167m is the highest peak in the Maghreb. Our last hiking stretch of the day takes us to our overnight accommodation at the Toubkal Refuge .

Day 2: Toubkal Refuge – Mount Toubkal Ascent – Refuge Toubkal

We begin the day with a climb up Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the North Africa. After we have reached the summit and enjoyed the incredible views, we shall descend via the south Circuit – a straightforward 2 to 3 hours descent back to the Refuge. In the afternoon we enjoy a gentle hike south-eastwards to the head of the Assif Ait Maizane Valley and Tizi n O’unoums. When ready, after taking in the wonderful vistas, we return to our overnight accommodation at the Toubkal Refuge.

Day 3: Refuge Toubkal – Imlil – Marrakech

In the morning we set off north, back along the higher slopes of the valley of Assif n’ lsouhouanem n’ Ouagounss towards the Berber village of Sidi Chamharouch. Upon leaving the village you will visit a tree that is sacred to the locals.

We continue descending above the valley of the Assif Ait Maizane, down zigzagging trails, around granite and basalt grey rocks to Armed (1843m). Shortly we come upon the village of Imlil where we shall transfer to vehicles to finally travel back to Marrakech.

 

Ourika to imlil 3 Days Trek

Overview:

An amazing 3 Days Atlas Mountains Trek ( imlil to ourika valley) across the two Berber valleys of the High Atlas Mountains leads from Imlil to Setti Fadma via Tizi n’Tacheddirt (3600m) and Ourika valley. The altitude allows for great panoramic views over the Toubkal National Park. The second part of the trek will be marked with a color change. Walking along the ancient houses made of mud and stones catching the glimpse of moments from the lives of locals will be altered with crossing the juniper field-like plains. The valleys are linked by gorges and constant proves of human presence shaping the environment – terraced fields with vegetable, walnut trees and apple orchards belonging to every village. With a bit of luck, in the Setti Fadma region you can come across monkeys, which are currently on the verge of extinction

Itinerary :

Day 1: Imlil – Tizi’n’Tamaterte – Wanskra – Tachdirth

Our trek starts from Imlil with about 1h and 45 min. hike upwards in eastern direction towards Tizi’n’Tamaterte (2279m). Our path will lead through barley fields and orchards of cherry, walnut and apple trees to Tamaterte village. After passing the village, we will follow the pathway leading us up through the forest of pine and juniper trees. In Tizi we will have a short stop to enjoy the beautiful Imlil and Imnane Valleys with Berber villages stretching around us, precariously tucked onto the slopes. Then we continue for another hour until we reach Wanskra and Amagdoul villages. Here on the plateau we will have our field picnic. In the afternoon we will spend some 2 h to hike along mule trails up through the valley to an ancient Berber village. We will spend our night in a gite d’etape in Tachdirth (2291m).

Day 2: Tachdirth – Tizi n’tchdirt( 3300 m)– Timichi

We start with an early breakfast to gain strength for the following 6 h hike in the south-east direction to Timichi village (1850m). For the next 2,5 hours the trek will continue slowly up to Tizi’n’Tachdirth (3300m). Here we will be awarded with an astonishing panoramic view of Bouignouane (3882m) and JbelAksoual (3842m) on the one side and Angour on the other. Here we can also enjoy the beautiful nature of Verdant Valley stretching out below us. For the next 2 h we will follow a rocky pass in the northeast direction until we reach Iaabbassen village, next to the spring just outside the village, we will enjoy your field picnic. In the afternoon we will have a 2 h hike in the northeast direction down the valley to the Timichi village – an ancient multi-layered terraced village surrounded by old nut trees. Here the dinner will be awaiting for us. We will spend a night in a traditional Berber family house.

Day 3: Timichi – Tiwerdiwe – Agadir N’Ait Boulmane – SettiFadma

In the morning we will have a breakfast and then start our 4-5 h hike through beautiful corn fields and walnut groves down the valley in eastward direction. We will pass through Tadrart and Anfli villages and arrive to the picturesque Ourika Valley. We will have our picnic close to the famous Setti Fadma village. before transfer back to Marrakech