4 Day Trek through Mountains Berber Villages and Lush Valleys

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  • 4 Days
  • Max Guests : 14
  • Difficulty : 4/10
  • Solitude Lv : 8/10
  • Distance : 15 KM Day

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Embark on an exhilarating 4-day trek through the majestic Atlas Mountains, immersing yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty that surrounds you. This adventure-filled journey offers a refreshing escape as you traverse through the cool vegetation of juniper and pine trees, rejuvenating both your mind and body. Prepare to be captivated by deep gorges, gushing river streams, and enchanting groves of cherry and walnut trees, creating a picturesque backdrop for your hike.

As you explore the mountains, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the charming hamlets and villages of the Berber community, known for their herding and farming traditions. Engage with the locals, step into their homes, and gain insights into their rich customs and way of life. Marvel at the terraced fields of corn and barley that sustain their livelihoods, and witness the authenticity of their day-to-day activities.

This trek is a wonderful chance to disconnect from bustling city life and immerse yourself in the serenity of nature. Whether you’re seeking adventure, cultural experiences, or simply a rejuvenating escape, this trek through the Atlas Mountains promises to be an unforgettable journey. Customizable dates and group discounts are available upon request, ensuring a tailored and memorable experience for all.

Price Includes

  • Expert, Berber, English-speaking mountain guides
  • Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage.
  • Porters for luggages from snowline to the mountain huts
  • Berber Cook
  • All meals on the hike
  • Accommodation in a Mountain Hut
  • Round-trip Transportation between the trek and your accommodation in Marrakech .

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses

What to Expect

  • Challenge yourself to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, standing at an impressive height of 4,167 meters.
  • Spend your nights in local houses, refuges, or tents, maximizing your cultural immersion and experiencing the authentic ambiance of the
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of traditional Berber villages, interacting with local communities and gaining insights into their way of life.
  • Traverse through diverse landscapes, including dense forests of pine, juniper, and oak trees, picturesque valleys, and panoramic vistas of the Atlas Mountain chain
  • Taste the Best of Moroccan Cuisine With our Berber Cook

Itinerary

Day 1 -Marrakech -Imi Oughlad - Azzaden Valley

Embark on an early morning journey from Marrakech, heading south towards the majestic Western High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Moulay Brahim Gorge and picturesque valleys until you reach the trailhead of Imi Oughlad (1450m). Here, you’ll meet your Berber muleteer crew. Begin your trek, ascending northwest on switchback mule tracks for approximately 2 hours. Pass through cornfields, pine forests, and juniper trees, reaching the Tiz N’Tachete (2000m) where you can admire the breathtaking views of the Imlikl and Ait Oussaden Valleys. Continue for another half an hour to Imi N’Ifri, where you’ll have a delightful field picnic. Afterward, embark on a slow hike for approximately 2.5 hours southwest along a dirt track, leading you to Assif N’ait Oussaden and the vibrant red clay terraced village of Tiziane (1750m). Spend the night in a comfortable gite, immersing yourself in the local atmosphere.

Day 2 -Tizziane - Tizi n'Taghrhourte - D'knt Valley

After a delicious breakfast, set off on a hike along the Assif N’Ait Oussaden Valley. Traverse walnut groves and ascend to Tizi n’Taghrhourte (1995m). From there, continue on a rare almost flat stretch until you reach Assaka Spring, where you’ll enjoy a scenic field picnic amidst tranquility. In the afternoon, follow the edges of the forest, descending until you reach the Berber village of D’knt (1870m) or Agouns n Assoul, where you’ll have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3 - D'knt - Tizi n'Tagdalte (2650m) - Tizi Oussem

Embark on a morning hike of approximately 3 hours, passing through walnut groves, cornfields, and barley fields. Greet local shepherds and witness the daily life of women and children carrying heavy loads of wood and dried herbs. Cross the Tizi n’Tagdalte and descend among the juniper trees until you reach a small spring, where you’ll stop for a refreshing picnic. Afterward, continue your descent for about 3 hours along winding tracks, arriving at a small river at the beginning of the Assif N’ait Oussaden Valley. Enter the village of Tizi Oussem (1850m) and ascend to the summer village of Tamsoult, where you’ll spend the night in a camp or gite.

Day 4 - Azib Tamsoult - Imil - Marrakech

Embark on a trek to a small waterfall at Azib Tamsoult before returning. Cross the Tizi ‘n Mzik pass (2500m) and join the main Toubkal valley at Imlil (1900m). Enjoy a delicious lunch in Imlil before the drive back to Marrakech, with the earliest departure from Marrakech on the last day being 6 pm.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to adjustments based on local conditions and the group’s abilities. Expect moderate hiking with daily walking times ranging from 3 to 6 hours, and varying elevations throughout the trek. Experienced guides will accompany you, ensuring your safety and providing insights into the local culture and environment.

FAQ

Prices?

  • Group of 1 person: Price available upon request
  • Group of 2 – 3 people: 250 € /person
  • Group of 4 – 7 people: 200 € /person
  • Group of 8 – 12 people: 160 € /person

Availability & Dates:

This trek runs Year Round. We have regular departures throughout the week, so you can join one of our existing treks if you wish. Please feel free to get in touch with us!

You have the option to book this trek independently, which includes transfers from Marrakech. Alternatively, we can create a comprehensive itinerary for you, combining your trek with visits to Marrakech, Essaouira, the Atlantic Coast, and the Sahara Desert. We can provide you with a customized quote based on your preferences.

Start Point & Finish Point?

To ensure a convenient and hassle-free experience, we provide pick-up and drop-off services from your accommodation in Marrakech city. Please note that some riads may not have direct car access, so our driver will park nearby and come to meet you at a designated meeting point.

At the start of the trek, our driver will pick you up from your riad/hotel in Marrakech. If your riad is not easily accessible by car, our driver will arrange to meet you at a convenient location nearby. To facilitate a smooth pick-up, our driver can also call your riad to coordinate the meeting if necessary.

At the end of the trek, you will be dropped off at the nearest point to your riad/hotel. Our driver will ensure that you are safely returned to your accommodation. If required, our driver can contact your riad in advance to make arrangements for a seamless drop-off.

Accommodations ?

The accommodation will be Berber gites . camping will be an option during the summer months

Please note that if you require accommodation in the Atlas Mountains or Marrakech before or after the trek, we can always make arrangements and book it for you.

If you have any further inquiries or need assistance with anything else, please let me know!

Food during the trek ?

-you can expect freshly prepared and nutritious meals cooked by the Berber muleteers. Here are some examples of the meals served:

– Breakfast: Jam, bread, cookies, fruit, juice, butter, coffee, and milk.
– Lunch: Salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, fish (such as sardines or tuna), and seasonal fruit.
– Dinner: Soup, traditional Moroccan tajine, couscous, olives, nuts, and fruit.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, they can be accommodated. Please inform us of your preferences when you confirm your booking, and kindly remind your guide and cook about your requirements on the first day of the trek to ensure they are properly addressed.

What's about the luggages during the trek ?

During the trek, personal baggage, cooking equipment, and food are transported by the mules. This means you will only need to carry a rucksack containing essential items for the day.

If you have any excess or unnecessary luggage, you can securely store it in our storage facility in Imlil until you return from the trek. This ensures that your belongings are kept safe and allows you to travel with a lighter load during the trek

Essential Equipment / Kit Hire

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable hiking experience, it is important to have the following equipment:

– Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks
– Personal First Aid Kit
– 3 to 4 season sleeping bag (for winter treks) or light sleeping bag (for summer treks)
– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
– Water bottle or camelback (recommended)
– Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)
– Lightweight daypack
– Sunglasses – Sunscreen
– Torch and batteries
– Towel
– All personal toiletries 

How do you book & pay?

Booking your trek with us is a straightforward process. Follow the steps below to secure your reservation:

1. Find the trek you are interested in on our website, and then contact us via email to discuss your trek and check availability.

2. Once we have finalized the details of your trek, including the duration, route, and number of people, we will make a provisional booking, providing you with the confirmed dates and cost.

3. To confirm your booking, we kindly ask for a 20% deposit. You can conveniently make this payment online via bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars.

4. The remaining balance is payable in cash upon your arrival in Morocco, at the beginning of the trek. We accept payments in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars.

NB: If you are unable to carry a large amount of cash, we offer an alternative option. You can pay the remaining balance online via bank transfer a few days before your departure. This way, you can have peace of mind knowing that your payment is taken care of beforehand.

At Toubkal Treks, we strive to make the booking and payment process as convenient and flexible as possible for our trekkers. Should you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

We look forward to welcoming you to Morocco and providing you with an unforgettable trekking experience!

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