High Atlas Mountains Private Guided 3 Day Trek From Marrakech
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 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 – Imi Oughlad – Tinzert.
At around 8:00 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, you will head off on your trip. Your first day will be an easier acclimatization trek in the Ouirgane National Park. Today is the gentlest day of walking. There are fewer steep inclines and descents. So, you can really enjoy the Mediterranean-esque scenery. Shepherds tend to their goats amongst the pretty valleys dotted with juniper trees, In Tinzert we will settle into a guesthouse that is owned and run by local Berber 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 Overnight in a Berber house in a small rustic village of Tinzert.
Day 2 : Tinzert – Tizi Oussem.
After helping to load our mules and a good breakfast, we start our trek up and out of the Ouirgane valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden valley, passing with a beautiful architecture villages, the views open up as you walk up through the valley, you’ll see a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards the peaks of the high Atlas known as the head of the valley. On the pass of Tizi Oussem, we will settle into a guesthouse that is owned and run by a local Berber 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.
Day 3 : Tizi Oussem – Tizi Mzik – 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 1,5 km 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 of 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 afternoon to Marrakech.
|Price per person|
|3 to 6||3 days||155€|
|7 to 13||3 days||130€|