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

 

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Atlas circuit Trek 6 Days

Toubkal Circuit Trek
Overview
The Toubkal Circuit Trek, Morocco consists of 6 days trekking in the Atlas Mountains, combining beautiful panoramas with the time to explore Berber villages and culture. From the first day of trekking you will be immersed in everyday Berber life watching the locals working in their terraced fields and tending to their animals. This itinerary involves early starts and strenuous trekking days, moving from camp to camp each day but you will be rewarded with many fine photo opportunities, in particular at the summit of Jebel Toubkal 4167m. At the end of the day you will be able to relax in village cafes and enjoy a cup of mint tea or paddle alongside refreshing rivers and the turquoise shores of Lac D’ifni 2295m

Toubkal Circuit Trek via Lac Ifni – 6 days

Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Tachedirt

We leave Marrakech after breakfast and drive to Imlil via Asni. Imlil is the principal trailhead for walkers, and a busy market town. There is a constant movement of people coming down from the mountains, and an equal supply of activity from those about to embark on their adventure. We meet our mule team and once all our gear is loaded we begin walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt, some 8 kms beyond Imlil. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n’Tamatert (2,279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so, to Tacheddirt (3,000m), where we generally camp near the river

Day 2: Tachedirt – Likkemet Pass – Azzib Likkemet

Crossing the valley we begin a long, slow ascent to the pass at Tizi Likemt (3,555m). The going is quite tough as there is a considerable amount of loose scree on the ground. At the top we enjoy our first fine view of the Toubkal massif before a long downhill descent to the village of Azib Likemt, where we camp for the night.

Day 3: Azzib Likkemet – Tizi N’ourai – Amsouzarte

This long, but relatively easy, day takes us through a variety of contrasting landscapes. From Tizi n’Ououraine (3,120m) we enjoy further views of the Toubkal massif, including the summit, the east face and the Ifni Dome (3,876m). The trail leads on towards Amsouzert, one of the most striking villages in the region, where we spend the night – dormitory-style – in a simple village Gite.

Day 4: Amsouzarte – Ifni Lake

West of Amsouzert are several small villages, which we explore as we make our way towards Ifni Lake, the only lake in the massif. It is a memorable sight, surrounded by rocky mountains and giant heaps of rubble, and is unusually deep. We expect to arrive by lunchtime and spend the afternoon relaxing at the shore. We camp tonight in this area.

Day 5: Ifni Lake – Tizi Ouanoumess – Toubkal Refuge

By now we should be both fit and acclimatised, and ready to tackle the hardest day of the trek. We make our way along a steep path that leads up a seemingly endless scree slope. At length we reach the pass at Tizi n’Ouanoums (3,664m), a narrow ledge between two shafts of rock. From here it is a long zigzag descent to Nelter Hut, a mountain refuge where we spend the night (or alternatively camp outside).

Day 6: Toubkal Refuge – Mt Toubkal Peak – Imlil – Marrakech

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! You will normally be dropped off at around 5.00pm in Marrakech

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

 

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

Toubkal Ascent 2Days

 Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil

After breakfast in your hotel in Marrakech, our driver will pick you up at 8am and take you to the High Atlas Mountains, where the trip starts from Imlil (1740m), the big Berber village situated 65 kilometers south of Marrakech. Here you will meet your team, who will accompany you during this amazing trek. The muleteers will deal with your luggage. Within 30 minutes you start the walk with an experienced local mountain guide through the berber villages, following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine Sidi Chamharouch (2500m) where you will have your picnic lunch. After lunch, a short break, and then we continue towards the rufuge of Mount Toubkal at 3200m. A hot shower is available and dinner will be prepared for you in the evening. You will spend the night in the refuge.

Option: During the summer months, the night can be spent in a tent – to be advised in advance.

Day 2 : Summit Ascent Day 

The next day you have to get up very early and have breakfast and then start the ascent climb. We take step by step until we get to the point above the hut where you have a short break. After 3 or 4 hours of walking up you will reach the summit at 4167m and have a breathtaking view to all the High Atlas Mountains. A break on the summit will allow you to take pictures and enjoy the view before we start going down to the refuge. A lunch will be ready for you there. After lunch we start our descent to Imlil by the same route.

NB : The driver will already be waiting to take you back to Marrakech or you can spend a night in Asni Riad for an extra 30Euros Dinner included !