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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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).