Epic Day Hike from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains

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  • 1 Days
  • Max Guests : 14
  • Difficulty : 2/10
  • Solitude Lv : 8/10
  • Distance : 12 KM Hike

Tour Detail

Escape the bustling city of Marrakech and immerse yourself in the authentic and rural side of Morocco with our extraordinary Atlas Mountains and Imlil day trip. Departing at 09am, we embark on a captivating journey that will unveil the natural beauty and cultural richness of this enchanting region.

Our adventure begins with a comfortable 1h30 drive south in a 4WD vehicle or mini van, passing through the mesmerizing Moulay Brahim Gorges and the renowned berber village of Asni. Explore Asni’s vibrant weekly market, held every Saturday, and witness the bustling atmosphere as locals gather to trade their goods.

Continuing our journey, we arrive in Imlil, a picturesque village nestled at the foothills of the majestic Toubkal mountain, the highest peak in Morocco.

Price Includes

  • Hotel/Riad pick-up and drop-off in Marrakech.
  • Experienced local guide
  • Picnic lunch with traditional Berber cuisine.

Price Excludes

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

What to Expect

  • Suitable for beginners, families, and all ages.
  • Combine the joy of Driving with a scenic hike in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountain peaks.
  • Discover the beauty of cascading waterfalls in a natural setting.
  • Delight in a delicious picnic lunch with authentic Berber cuisine.

Itinerary

1-Day - Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imlil Valley 1740m – Tizi Ntamatert Pass 2379m – Imnnane Valley and Villages - Tizi Agersioual Pass 1900m - Ghighaya River - Marrakech

Your day begins with an early departure from Marrakech. As you leave the city behind, you’ll journey through the vibrant landscapes of Tahnaout and Asni, soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds you. Your ultimate destination is Imlil Valley, situated at an elevation of 1740 meters, or alternatively, the village of Agiersioual.

Upon arrival at your starting point, you’ll be greeted by our experienced team, ready to guide you through this memorable day hike. The trek commences with a walk towards Imnane Valley, taking you through the captivating Tizi Ntamatert Pass at an impressive altitude of 2379 meters. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of both the Imlil Valley and the Imnane Valley, showcasing the stunning landscapes that lie ahead.

As you descend towards the Tinghrine village, located along the river, a warm and welcoming home family awaits you, ready to serve a delicious lunch. Indulge in traditional Berber cuisine while immersing yourself in the local culture and hospitality.

After a satisfying meal, the journey continues along the river, allowing you to cross numerous Berber villages and witness the terraced cultures that have shaped this region for centuries. The path leads you to the village of Ikiss, where you’ll make a left turn and embark on an ascent towards the Aguerssioual mountain pass, standing at an elevation of 1900 meters. As you reach the summit, prepare to be captivated by breathtaking vistas.

As you descend from the pass, the Ghighaya River comes into view, providing a refreshing and picturesque backdrop for the remainder of your hike. At this point, you will be met by your driver, who will transport you back to Marrakech, allowing you to reflect on the incredible landscapes and experiences of the day.

The hike is designed to cater to your physical fitness level, ensuring an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all participants. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a novice adventurer, this day hike promises to leave you with cherished memories and a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural and natural heritage of Morocco.

Prepare to embark on a journey of discovery, immersing yourself in the local lifestyle, exploring Berber villages, and experiencing the beauty of the Moroccan countryside during this unforgettable one-day trek.

FAQ

Prices?

  • Group of 1 person: Price available upon request
  • Group of 2 – 3 people: 100 € /person
  • Group of 4 – 7 people: 90 € /person
  • Group of 8 – 12 people: 700 € /person

Availability & Dates:

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!

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 Trip, 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 Trip, 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.

Food during the trek ?

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

– Lunch: Salad, tomatoes, carrots, lentils, beans, rice or pasta, fish (such as sardines or tuna), and seasonal 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.

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