“A trek to remember…………………………..a beauty to worship………………………”

The valleys are home to tiny hamlets and villages of the ethnic Berbers, a herding and farming community. Visit their homes and interact with them to know more about their traditions and customs. See their terraced fields of corn and barley and get a glimpse of their day to day living...

Highlights of High Atlas Villages Trek

  • Imlil Valley Landscape and its berber villages
  • Atlas Mountains Valleys
  • Toubkal Summit and other peaks View
  • Berber Lifestyle and Culture Villages
  • Wonderful cultural experience along the trail

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Marrakech – imi oughlad 1450m– Tizi N'tachte Pass 2000m – Tiziane Village 1750m :
  • Early morning departure from marrakech for a pleasante drive south winding our way up through the moulay brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas mountains and our trailhead of imi oughlad (1450m) with the jbel toubkal , at 4167m the highest peak in north africa , aglzim 3650m and aksoual 38847m ,looming before us . here we alight from our vehicle and meet up with berber muleteer crew . We set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatisation hike up switchback mule tracks , passing by cornfields woods pine and juniper to the tiz n'tachete (2000m),where we shallstop to look back down on the imlil and ait oussaden valleys before carrying on for another half hour to imi n'ifri and our field picnic .thence a slow hike for about 2 and half hours south-west down along a dirt track to assif n' ait oussaden and the red clay terraced village of tiziane ( 1750 m )for our accommodation in our bivouac or gite.
  • Day 02: Tizziane 1750m – Tizi n'taghrhourte 1995m – D'knt 1870m :
  • After breakfast we now set off on our hike up along the assif n'ait oussaden valley , passing through the wallnuts groves , up to tizi n'taghrhourte (1995m )and through to a rare almost flat strecth to arrive at assaka spring, where we will stop for our field picnic amidst and awesome silence after some 2 and half hours relatively easy walking .our afternoon's hike takes us down along the edges of the forest untill we reach the berber village of D'knt (1870m) or agouns n Assoul where we will have our dinner and spent the in a bivouac or gite .
  • Day 03: D'knt 1870m – Tizi n'tagdalte 2672m – Tizi oussem 1850m:
  • We set off for our morning's 3 hours hike up through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley to greet the many sheep and goatherders – and women and children bent over with 20kg loads of faggots and dried herbs. We traverse the tizi n'tagdalte to the descent amongst the juniper trees till we come to a small spring set amongst the trees , where we will stop for our picnic .once refreshed , we are off down winding tracks of upper slopes for some 3hours to come to a small river at the beginning of the valley of assif n'ait oussaden . from here we enter the village of tizi oussem (1850m) then up to the summer village Of Tamsoult for our camp or gite.
  • Day 02: Tizi Oussem Village -- Tizi M'zzik 2500m --- Imlil Valley 1740m:
  • Trek to a small waterfall at Azib Tamsoulte and return to cross the Tizi 'n Mzik pass (2,500m). We join the main Toubkal valley at Imlil (1,900m), where we have lunch before the drive to Marrakech.

Cost Includes:

  • Pick up & drop by private car .
  • Accommodation
  • Mountain Guide Speaking English
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Mule to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Cook

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Tip
  • Soft drink ( water....)

What is the weather like?

What is the weather like? The best time of year for trekking is from around May to October. In May and November it can still be very cold at night – below freezing – and there is the possibility of snowfalls which can result in a change of route. Usually by the end of May the snow has gone and even the summit of Toubkal is free of snow. In the height of summer it can be very hot – up to 40C – during the day but the nights are still cold. Although the climate is generally dry and sunny, heavy storms can occur at any time.

Trip Information

  • Destination Toubkal
  • Trip Difficulty Tough
  • Activity Trekking
  • Max Person 02 - 26 Person
  • Accommodation Guest Houses
  • Mx.Altitude 2550 Meter
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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