Atlas Mountains Private Guided trek in Morocco with traditional Berber culture
Marrakech to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco on a trek through the beautiful valleys, Imlil valley, Imnane valley, Azzaden valley is a true Berber Valleys adventure in 3 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 – Imlil – Tinghourin
After being picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at around 8:30 am, you will be transferred to Mouly Brahim Gorges onto the Berber town of Imlil (1750m). Imlil is situated in the upper foothills of the Western High Atlas Mountains, a natural paradise where trails set out in all direction. Here, we leave our vehicle. Meet up with Mount Toubkal team guide and muleteer for a Berber tea before we start our trek up winding mule tracks to the Tizi N’Tamatert pass (2279m) to enjoy the amazing panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountain ranges. You will have your picnic lunch on the Tamatert pass, overlooking Jebel Oukaimeden (3205m) and the beautiful encircled plateau. After lunch, you will set off following the path down to the traditional Berber village before we arrive at one called Tinghourin, 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: Tinghourin – Ikkis – Id Aissa
After helping to load our mules and a good breakfast, we leave Tinghourin village and follow the Imnane valley through several typical Berber villages as far as Ikiss. Here we leave the valley and head up over the Aguersioual Pass (2200m). Then descent to the Ait Mizane valley which flows through Imlil. We cross the metalled road leading to Imlil and climb up the valley side to the village of Matate. From here we continue to climb, over the Tizi N’Oudite (2220m), and then continue the trek down the Azzaden valley, 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 3: Id Aissa – Imlil – Marrakech
After helping to load our mules and a good breakfast, 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 (3900m), a 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.
|Price per person|
|3 to 6||3 days||155€|
|7 to 13||3 days||140€|