Private 5 day Berber village trek
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.
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
winter Mount Toubkal Climb
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.
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.
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
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