three valleys berber villages trek 3 days

Explore the Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains on a 3-day trek from Marrakech Your walking trek will take you and your group through the stunning valleys of the Toubkal region. The Imnan, Ait Mizan and Azzenden Valleys make for beautiful trekking routes all year round , go deep into a landscape of lush valleys and arid peaks. Pack your luggage onto mules and enjoy an unencumbered walk from Imlil through a series of high passes that gives you a vivid glimpse of life in isolated Berber communities. Sip tea with a local family and learn about the region’s fascinating traditional culture; relax in a steamy hammam and sleep in one of the refuges that have sheltered generations of mountain travelers.

Day 1

Marrakech – Imlil – Tizi N’ Tmatert – Tinghrinay

After a transfer to the village of Imlil, we start our trek. We walk from Imlil (1740m) towards Tinerhourhine, hereby passing by Tamatert. We will have lunch on the col of Tizi ‘n Tamatert (2279m). After lunch continue to Ouanesekra-Tamguist. Later we arrive at Tinerhourhine (1600m) where we will spend the night in a local gite.
Approx. 4 hours walking

Day 2

Tinghrin – Tizi n’Ougarsioual – Ait Aissa

We depart from Tinerhourhine along the Imnane Valley, hereby we pass the Berber village Ikkiss (1700m). We then continue to Tizi n’Aguersioual (2000m) and will have our lunch at Matate (2000m). We will spend the night in a local gite in Aït Aïssa (1800m).
Approx. 6 to 7 hours walking

Day 3

Ait Aissa – Tizi n Mzik – Imlil

Today involves a fantastic climb out of the Azzadene Valley. You’ll head up the valley towards Tizi Oussem from where you’ll headup towards the pass at Tizi n Mzik (2489m) before descending down into Imlil. After lunch in Imlil you’ll be transferred back to Marrakech leaving plenty of time to explore the City in the evening. Aprox. 4-5 hours walking.

Option 2 For Three Valleys & berber villages

Day 1

Marrakesh – Imi Oughlad – Tinzert

You’ll leave the vehicle on the road up towards Imlil at Imi Oughlad (1,450m) where you will meet your Berber muleteer and guide. Your first day will be an easier aclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees. Overnight in Gite in Tinzert, a small rustic Berber Village. Aprox. 4 hrs walking time.

Day 2

Tinzert – Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa)

After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountan stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and her sister peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in a village Gite in Ait Aissa. Aprox. 5-6 hours walking.

Day 3

Ait Aissa – tizi Mezzik – Imlil

We depart from Aït Aïssa and walk towards Tizi Oussem (1900m). We pass by Tizi Mzik (2400m), and the village of Mzik before arriving back in Imlil.
Approx. 4 hours walking time.

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    Included :

    English speaking guide and cook

     Muleteers and mules for luggage

     Mineral water, coffee and tea

    All meals and food

    Accommodation in a Berber village (gite)

    Ground transfers by minibuses/taxis: hotel – trek – hotel

    Not included :

    Travel insurance.

    Soft/alcoholic drinks

    Tips and personal expenses

    Essential Equipment & Clothing:

    Good hiking boots or trainers and socks

    Personal First Aid Kit

    3 to 4 season sleeping bag

    Day sack/backpack

    Headlamp

    Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

    Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

    Extra Notes:

    Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude treks)

    Prices quoted are per person, based on sharing a twin room/2 person tent (unless otherwise stated)

Payment: can be made in € / $ / £  or MAD

 

This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch!!

The Accommodation during this trek can either be in a mountain hut for the winter treks or on camping if prefered from June -Octo

NB : If accommodation is required in the Atlas Mountains either before or after the trek, we can always book you at our Place in Imlil

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