Trekking in Morocco: spend 5 days with the High Atlas Mountain Berbers.
Spend 5 days in the High Atlas Moroccan countryside and experience traditional Berber culture and stunning panoramic views.
During the Berber Village Exploring Tour, we will spend 5 days with the Atlas Mountain’s Berber people. Our journey will start in the beautiful Imnan Valley, located in the Toubkal National Park, with its terraces and small towns set at the hillsides.
The Berbers are a very ancient people who predate the arrival of the Arabs and Islam. Their lifestyles have grown in harmony with their beautiful, but severe environment. Berber food has kept them strong for the mountains: it consists of breads, soups and barley products in the main – and only the Berbers themselves can make it. Many Berbers make their homes from pise, which is a combination of stone and mud, which tend to be large homes.
While following the gorges to the Tacht Pass (220 m ASL) we will go through the red villages of Imsker, eventually reaching the wonderful Azzenden Valley, covered with snow and facing the mighty Atlas Mountain chain. The amazing Tamsoult waterfall will give us an opportunity for phtographs, before we get back to Imlil village & be to picked up and taken back again to Marrakech where we’ll have more time to maybe explore other parts of Morocco.
Day 1 : Upon arrival you’ll be transfered to your riad or hotel in Marrakech.
You can spend your time as you would like to. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Marrakech or simply prepare for your trekking adventure.
Day 2: Marrakech / Imlil / Tachdirt
When you start your trekking tour, you’ll be transferred from the airport (or from your hotel in Marrakech) to the lovely Moroccan village of Imlil. From Imlil (1740 m ASL) we will trek up to Tacheddirt (2300 m ASL) via Tizi ‘n Tamatert Pass (2279 m ASL). We will then spend the night in a local lodge.
We will be trekking for approximatley 4 hours in total.
During summer months it is also possible to spend the night in the guest house.
Day 3: Tachdirt / Imsker
Today we’ll walk from Tacheddirt to Imsker (1300 m ASL), down through the stunning Imnane valley and pass through wonderful Berber villages called Ounskra and Amssakrou. Once we have reached Imsker, we can spend the night in a local gite where we can eat and rest.
Day 4: Imsker / Tizi Oussem
In the morning we will set off again and our trek will take us from Imsker (1300 m ASL) to Tizi Oussem (1900 m ASL) via Tizi ‘n Lbour Pass (1500 m ASL). We will walk through the amazing Imlil valley, crossing up to the Tizi ‘n Tacht Pass at 2000 m (ASL), and walk down into Ait Aissa village (located in the Azzaden valley). We will spend the night in Tizi Oussem in a local lodge.
Day 5: Tizi Oussem / Imlil
Our Toubkal walking tour will take us from Tizi Oussem (1850 m ASL) to Imlil (1740 m ASL) via Ighouliden Waterfalls (2400 m ASL). These waterfalls are beautiful and are the biggest in the Toubkal National Park.
Eventually, we will come to Tizi Mzik Pass (2489 m ASL) and from where we’ll walk back to Imlil & spend the night in a guesthouse.
Day6: Imlil / Armed / Marrakech
After breakfast, we will trek up to Armed Village, the biggest village in the Imlil Valley. This secluded village appears to be built house upon house and is constructed on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and surrounded by walnut trees.
After another hour of walking, we will continue for another hour or so and then have our lunch before returning to Imlil. From Imlil, we can be transferred back to the city of Marrakech.
The prices are as follows :
From 2 to 4 people 260 Euros per person
From 5 to 15 people 235Euros per person