Berber Villages Trekking 4d/3n
Overlooking the world from the mountain peak sets your mind free. This slightly challenging hike which composes of more ascents and descents than some of our other options, will give you plenty of moments to clear your head. The greens of junipers and pines will be quickly replaced by the browns of old houses and terraced fields of corn and barley which perfectly demonstrate the cultural adaptation to nature.
Berber villages are farming communities and terraced fields with their crops play a crucial role in the village life and economy. They are connected with ingenious irrigation channels so they are never without life giving water to the settlements.Throughout the trek it is curious to observe how the local people use the inaccessible terrain to get the most from it. All the fields are the same, but also different in detail
Marrakech –imi oughlad –tizi n’tachte –tiziane
Departure from marrakech for a pleasante drive south winding our way up through the moulay brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas mountains and our trailhead of imi oughlad with the jbel toubkal , here we alight from our vehicle and meet up with muleteer crew . We set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatisation hike up , passing by cornfields woods pine and juniper to the tiz n’tachete ,where we shallstop to look back down on the imlil before carrying on for another half hour to imi n’ifri and our field picnic .thence a slow hike for about 2 and half hours south-west down along a dirt track to assif n’ ait oussaden and the red clay terraced village of tiziane.
Tiziane – tizi n’taghrhourte – D’knt
After breakfast we now set off on our hike up along the assif n’ait oussaden valley , passing through the wallnuts groves , up to tizi n’taghrhourte (1995m) and through to a rare almost flat strecth to arrive at assaka spring, where we will stop for our field picnic amidst and awesome silence after some 2 and half hours relatively easy walking .our afternoon’s hike takes us down along the edges of the forest untill we reach the berber village of D’knt (1870m) or agouns n Assoul where we will have our dinner and spent the in a bivouac or gite.
Tizi oussem – ighouliden waterfalls – Tizi n Mzik – Imlil
Today involves a fantastic climb out of the Azzadene Valley. You’ll head up the valley towards the summer village of Azib n Tamsoult from where you’ll headup to Ighouliden waterfalls prior to trek back over the pass at Tizi n Mzik (2489m) for lunch before descending down into Imlil and spend the night in Our place in imlil. or go down to marrakech.
Aprox 5 to 6 hours walking.