Trekking and walking in Morocco

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Atlas Trek Guide & ATM is your online adventure guide to the best treks around Morocco! You’ll find over 36 trails for walking and backpacking in Toubkal massif, Jebel saghro, desert, and Siroua
Mountains.
The company remains the leading walking and trekking specialist in High Atlas of Morocco. Our knowledge of the area and its paths, tracks and byways is unrivalled – and much imitated.

We are a leading provider of trekking holidays in the south of the country, was founded to encourage people to explore by foot the beauty of the Atlas mountains. This area of gentle hills and honey-colored stone villages, some 60 to 70kms south of Marrakech, has some of the best walking and trekking trails in Morocco. The footpaths are exceptionally well maintained whilst the nature of the landscape means that the trek is within the capabilities of almost everyone.
we were the first to specialize in the area and our routes are much imitated. Our experience is second to none, at the foot of the Mount Toubkal, means that we are perfectly placed to arrange your trekking holiday in this part of the Kingdom..

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Berber village Trek of 4 Days

Overview :

During this Atlas trek you will spending full  4 days with the Berber village people of the Atlas Mountains and get a taste for what their life is like. The trip starts off in the stunning Imnane Valley that is known for the small villages that are basically carved into the side of the hills.

The Berber people are significant because they are ancient people that were around before the arrival of Arabs and Islam. Their lifestyle is shaped by the magnificent, yet dangerous environment that they live in. The diet of the Berber people has to keep them strong enough to deal with living on a mountain, consisting mainly of: breads, soups, and barley products in general. Many homes in Berber villages are made of pise, which is a combination of stone and mud. Their marriage celebrations can even last up to a week, and villagers from all around the area of the celebration are invited.

 

 

Itinerary :

Day 1 – Imlil, Tizi n’Tamaterte, and Tachdirt

On the first day of the Berber village experience trip we will trek nearly 6 hours of the day. We will start at Imlil and head towards the Imnane Valley, where we will arrive at Tizi N’tamater (2,300m) for lunch. From there we hit the trail again on the way to Tachdirt where we will spend the evening in a guest house.

Day 2 – Tachdirt and Imsker

In the morning we head off from Tachdirt and will go towards the red villag at Imsker, while passing through many smaller settlements in the Imnane Valley. At night we will rest in gites (French for locally-owned houses) after the long 5-6 hour trek for the day.

Day 3 – Imsker, Tizi Oussem via Tizi n’ Libour Pass

Another 6-7 trek through the mountains will have you crossing the Imlil Valley, and heading all the way up to Tizi N’Tacht (2,100m). 4-day Berber villages is the perfect spot to enjoy lunch while taking in the beauty of the Azzenden Valley. The trek then continues towards Tizi Oussem where we will rest in gites again. Tizi Oussem also has a hamam you can try out, which is like a type of steam bath that the locals use.

Day 4 – Tizi Oussem and Imlil

The final day consists of another 5-6 hour trek. We will head towards Imlil and encounter a massive, breath-taking waterfall, and meet up with the supply mule in Tizi Mizzik (2,500m). After lunch, it’s time to head back to Imlil where the trip will end.

Atlas & Essouira Trip 6 Days

Overview :

High Atlas Essaouira tour: An ideal private travel tour for anyone wanting to discover the real Morocco. The tour covers stay in Marrakesh, the stunning Atlas Mountains and Essaouira, the magical coastal town.

Itinerary :

Day 1: Marrakech

Upon your arrival to Marrakech, your personal driver will help you reach your hotel or riad where you are staying, for some quick rest. At night, you will be taken on an orientation tour with a driver and a guide that speaks your language. The tour will take you to Djemaa El Fna where you get to experience the dancers and snake charmers. After, you will be taken back to your hotel/riad for dinner and sleep.

Day 2: Marrakech

Be sure to eat a big breakfast because we will have a tour of Marrakech for the whole day. The tour will stop at many attractions, including the Menara Gardens, a scenic pool with beautiful flowers all around, the Koutoubia Minaret, the Saadian Tombs, the Museum of Dar Si Said, and the Bahia Palace.

Lunch will take place at a local restaurant, with a short walk afterward through Souks of Marrakech. We will wind down the day with drinks while watching the sunset at Jamaa El Fna square. At night it’s back to your room for food and rest.

Day 3: High Atlas Mountains

Just like day 2, have a big breakfast in preparation for travels After breakfast we will leave Marrakech and venture into the mountains of High Atlas, where the Berber villages are located. Day 3 will be full of exploring the lovely countryside and the valleys around the mountain area. The tour leads to the amazing location of Kasbah of Toubkal. From here we will enjoy our lunch and scenery from the terrace, overlooking the views of Toubkal. After lunch, the tour will head towards the town of Imlil, which is a smaller village still located in the Atlas Mountains. From there it’s back to Marrakech to get some much-needed dinner and rest.

Day 4: Essaouira

Enjoy your free time at the beginning of the day, then prepare for lunch and a stop at the Argan Oil Cooperative, where you will see how the Argan nuts from the forest all around Essaouira are transformed into oils or soaps. We will end the day back in Marrakech so you can get ready for Day 5.

Day 5: Marrakech

This is your day to personally enjoy exploring the city of Marrakech. We recommend checking out the Koutoubia mosque and Djemma El Fna – the central area of the city. The vibrancy of the city is breath-taking, and there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Day 6: Departure

Enjoy your breakfast and prepare for your trip back to the airport.

End of High Atlas Essaouira tour.

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 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