Explore the Berber Villages

Adventure Trek: come and meet the Berbers.

This trek is a wonderful adventure for families looking to undertake a multi-day excursion with some challenging elements.

 

You will spend 5 days with the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains. Your journey will start in the beautiful Imnan Valley, with its terraces and small towns set into the hillsides.

The Berber people are a very ancient people that 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, for their families, which tend to be large.

While following the gorges to the Tacht Pass (220 metres above sea level) you 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 you a photo opportunity, before you get back to Imlil village to pick you up back again to Marrakech to have more time if you like to explore othere parts of Morocco.

Day 1 : Marrakech

Arrive and transfer to your riad or hotel.

Day 2 : Marrakech / Imlil / Tacheddirt

We will transfer to Imlil via road. From Imlil we will trek up to Tacheddirt at 2300 metres above sea level (ASL) via Tizi ‘n Tamatert Pass. Here we will spend the night in a local Lodge. During the summer months it is also possible to spend the night in the guest house.

Approx. 4 hours trekking.

Day 3 : Tacheddirt / Imsker

Today we hike from Tacheddirt to Imsker at 1300 meters ASL and down the Imnane Valley where we will pass through the Berber villages of Ounskra and Amssakrou. Once we have reached Imsker, we’ll spend the night in a local gite.

Day 4 : Imsker / Tizi Oussem

We will trek from Imsker to Tizi Oussem via the Tizi ‘n Lbour Pass. From there we will walk through Imlil Valley and cross to Tizi ‘n Tacht Pass at 2000 metres ASL. Then down into Ait Aissa village in the Azzaden valley. We will spend the night in Tizi Oussem in a local lodge.

Day 5 : Tizi Oussem / Imlil

Today, we will hike from Tizi Oussem to Imlil via Ighouliden Waterfalls (the biggest in the Toubkal National Park) at 2400 metres. From there, we will walk through Tizi Mzik Pass.

When we get back to Imlil, we can spend the night there.

Day 6 : Imlil / Armed / Marrakech

After breakfast, we will trek up to Armed Village, the biggest village in Imlil Valley. This secluded village is built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables surrounded by walnut trees. We will continue for another one hour walk for lunch we will return back to Imlil and transfer back to Marrakech.

Day 7: Marrakech

Transfer to the airport.

The prices are as follows :

From 2 people to 4 people 260 Euros p/p
From 5 people to 15 people 235Euros p/p

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