A Walking 2 Day in the High Atlas Among Nomads

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A Walking 2 Day in the High Atlas Among Nomads

Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains Morocco on a trek through the beautiful Azzaden and Ait Mizane Valleys is a true Berber Valleys adventure in 2 unforgettable days. Trek from Marrakech city and go deep into villages of the ethnic Berber, a herding and farming community. Visit their homes and interact with a glimpse of their day to day living.

Day 1: Marrakech – Asni- Imi oughlad- Pass Tacht – Tizi Oussem 1950m.

At around 8:30 am you will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech city for a pleasant drive heading south, through the gorges of Tahanoute and Mouly Brahim passing by the Berber village of Asni and arriving at Imi Oughlad at 1450m. Meet up with Mount Toubkal team guide and muleteer crew and set off for a 3 hours acclimatization hike along mule tracks, surrounded by cornfields and Juniper trees. Once on Tizi N’Tachete through a beautiful forest of juniper. Here, you will have a surrounded fabulous views of Imlil and Azzaden valleys. After that, you will hike down for half an hour for your picnic lunch. After lunch, you will set off following the path to a small traditional Berber village at one called Tizi Oussem, where we will spend the night. We will stay in a Berber guesthouse will be simple and basic but has beds with foam mattresses. The food will be cooked by the Mount Toubkal Expedition cook who is traveling with you.

Day 2: Tizi Oussem – Tizi Mzik – Imlil – Marrakech.

From Tizi Oussem, we start our trek by following the Azzaden Valley up to the south as it narrows and approaches the mountains that feed its river. High above to the west is the Tazaghart Plateau, at 3900m mountain with a flat top around 1,5km across. We will see the cliffs rising up to its lip to the right of the valley head. We will continue to where the valley narrows to a cliffed gorge and a large waterfall crashes down into the bottom. After a rest at the waterfall, we will follow the valley back down but this time follow the path up the East side of the valley and work our way around and up to the high pass at Tizi Mzik 2479m. From here, we get a superb view down into the Ait Mizane Valley and the handful of villages that are known collectively as Imlil. We descend to the beautiful valley of Imlil and landscapes lush valley surrounded by orchards. Lunch on the terrace under the tall trees of walnut. Then, we continue to Imlil village where we meet our vehicle and back to Marrakech afternoon.

110€ per person
Participants Duration Price
2 2 days 110€
3 to 6 2 days 100€
7 to 13 2 days 90€
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