5 days Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages guided tour from Marrakech.
Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Morocco on a trek through the beautiful Azzaden and Ait Mizane Valleys is a true Berber Valleys adventure in 5 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 – Tizi N’tacht – Tiziane 1955m.
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 (1450m). Meet up with Mount Toubkal team guide and muleteer crew and set off for a 3-hour 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 be surrounded by a fabulous view 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 Tiziane, 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: Tizziane – Tizi N’Taghrghourte – D’knt.
As we leave the village of Tiziane in a southerly direction, we pass through terraces of large walnut trees. We will stop at Tizi Taghrghourt pass from where we get a great view back down to the North, along with the Azzaden Valley. Then, it is a long steady climb up to today’s highest point to pass (the head of the valley). The ground here is a rider than in the valley bottom and we will see reds, yellows, and greys in the exposed rocks and soils. Dropping down the other side, we wind our way down into the D’kent Valley and around to the large village of Tizgi, A unique village with its watermills and beautiful architecture. Here, we will spend the night in a Berber house that is owned and run by a local family. The 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. Night lodging at the Berber house. 6 hours walk.
Day 3: D’knt – Tizi N’tegdalte – Aazib Tamsoult
Today, we set for our morning’s and start with a sustained uphill trek to the high pass of Tizi N’tougdalt at 2700m. We start off amongst terraced fields in the valley bottom but then climb up out of the oases and onto the arid mountainside again. Once, we pass Tizi N’tougdalt, The long descent through a forest of juniper Cade. Lunch in the shade of huge old walnut trees along the river Azzaden. We are in the most beautiful valley of Toubkal – landscape to enjoy taking meals and recovering strength after the fatigue of a language works. From here, we enter the village of Tizi Oussem (1850m) then up to the summer village of Tamsoult. Night in tents or refuge.
Day 4 : Aazib Tamsoulte- waterfall- Tizi M’zik – Aremd.
From Aazib Tamsoult, 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, a 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 Aremd village where we spend will our night at the Dar Bab Toubkal. 5H30 walk.
Day 5: Armed – Marabout of Chamharouch return to Imlil – transfer to Marrakech.
We follow the canals that irrigate crops terrace between the beautiful villages clinging to the slopes of the northern slopes of the Massif du Toubkal, followed by a mule track to reach the small village Marabout Sidi Chamharouch (2250m). Beyond, towards the Toubkal, then we return after lunch, end of our hike, we let the mule and find the vehicle. Back to Marrakech.
|240€ per person|
|3 to 6||5 days||220€|
|7 to 13||5 days||170€|