Atlas Berber Experience

            Atlas Mountains Valley Trek  Overview  This 3 Days Trip is a mixture of Culture & Trekking Trip , get a taste of Berber lifestyle while you are walking , Try local food . DAY 01: MARRAKECH / IMLIL Transfer to Imlil (1,740m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains.Meet your local guide and departure towards the south to the Berber village of Aremd a singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, built seemingly house upon house on a large moraine spur, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of barley, corn and vegetables and always surrounded by almond and walnut trees. Overnight and diner in a local house – Approx 03h30 walking DAY 02: IMLIL / MEZIK / AZIB TAMSOULT After a leisurely breakfast we set off eastwards along one of the many paths streaming out from the surrounding hills via long, winding mule tracks to Tizi M’Zik (2664m), We descend to the Âazib Tamsoult (2145m) Overnight and diner in a camp– Approx 05h30 walking DAY 03: AZIB TAMSOULT/TACHT PASS/IMI OUGHLAD/MARRAKECH After our Berber breakfast, As dawn breaks, go out for the final phase your expedition. Cross the Tizi Tacht ( Read more

Toubkal twin Peaks Challenge of 4 Days

Winter Toubkal 4 Days Trek – The Twin Peaks Challenge Climb the Highest Summits in North Africa  Day 1: Marrakech – Asni –Imlil- Toubkal Base camp : Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech to Imlil where you will meet your berber team,Guide,cook,Then trek up to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley You’ll head along the Mizane Valley towards Aremd village and the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Then it’s onwards and upwards to the Toubkal Refuge – your stop for the night. Overall, you’ll have walked for four to five hours. Day 2: Climb the Twin peaks of Ouanakrim The 2nd & 3rd highest peaks (Ouanoukrim twins 4089m) in the High Atlas lie at the head of the Mizane valley and provide a fantastic trek with excellent views of Toubkal. Today you’ll aim for both summits arriving back to the refuge in time for lunch. This is a good way to acclimatise to the altitude and get used to the conditions. Day 3: Climb Mt toubkal in Winter and return to Imlil and Marrakech Today starts early with an attempt to Climb Mt toubkal in Winter – the highest peak in northern Africa. The walking is relatively straightforward but Read more

Toubkal Climb 2 Days

Trek Itinerary Day 1. Drive from Marrakech to Imlil and trek to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley Leaving the city behind we drive south today, towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass through the tiny town of Asni, from where our road begins to climb towards the foothills of the Massif. Below us the valley of the Oued Rhirhaia stretches out into the distance and small villages cling to the sides of the steep hills as we meander our way towards the village of Imlil. Here we leave our vehicle and, in the company of our mountain guide, begin our trek, heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing east and crossing the flood plain our route Read more

Saghro Massif Trek

The Itinerary:  Saghro Massif Day  01 : Arrival and Reception at Marrakesh airport by your guide.Immediate departure the massif of Sarhro. Tarred road till Ouarzazate, Continuation of the route to Qalaa M’Gouna, then a one kilometre –track to join the village of Taourirt (1200m), by the bank.. First contact with muleteers team . Night in a transit accommodation. 5hours drive.295km. Day 02 : after loading mules, we start penetrating The Djebel Sarhro through rose bush fields, Gradually, we go up towards lt;lt; The black mountainsgt;gt;. From the Amalou ‘N’ Ouchhene, where our bivouac is located, We contemplate the central high Atlas range with its Summits that are more than 4000 m high. 5 hours activities.* Day 03 : From Tizi’n’Tagmout (1950 m), we go down for the village which has the same name. As its col then we carry on with our stroll to reach the village of Assaka Aït Ouzzine towards the course of the afternoon. Bivouac not far from this village. 6hours activities. Day 04 : as we follow the gorges, we discover the beautiful villages of the southern slopes of this massif. Then we go through the sheep-pens of Akerkour to join Irhazzoun’N’Imlas, a hamlet made up of pisé houses. Bivouac. Read more

Toubkal & Ouankrim Peaks winter Trek

Trek Overview :  At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The 4 Days Toubkal Trek to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes all the hard work worthwhile, This is a wonderful winter break to Climb Mt toubkal in Winter the spectacular Mountain the high Atlas of Morocco in North Africa in Winter conditions. The mountain is only around 40 miles to the south of Marrakech and on a clear day it can be clearly seen from the city and vice versa. The Climb Mt Toubkal in Winter is different in nature to the summer climb in that it will be over snow and ice and will require mountaineering clothing and snow and ice travel techniques. There is time to get accustomed with using crampons (if required) and this climb is an excellent introduction to trekking and living in snow conditions. Trek Itinerary: Day 1: Marrekch – Imlil – Toubkal Refuge Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech to Imlil where you will meet your berber team,Guide,cook,Then trek up to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd & the Mizane Valley. You’ll head along the Mizane Valley towards Read more

Berber villages & Toubkal Trail 6 Days

Village to Villages & Toubkal ascent  Berber Trail Trek of 6 Days   During this trek, we will discover three Valleys of the area and and we will climb Toubkal (4167m) North Africa’s highest peak. From the summit, panoramic views to the south of Morocco, to the plains of Ouarzazate and the desert… We will also discover the Berber villages and terraces . Highlights of the hike 1:The ascent of Jebel Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. 2:The breathtaking views of the High Atlas and the plains 3:Berber villages and valleys Trek itinerary :   Day 1: Marrakech-Imi Oughlad (1400m)-Tacht pass (2100m) – Tizi Oussem (1750m) : Departure from Marrakech to Asni valley then we continue to the village of Imi Oughlad, where we will meet our mule team. We cross the village and its terraced gardens to begin a climb to the Tacht pass, from the pass we descend to to the beautiful red Azzaden valley and stone berber villages, overnight in gîte in Tizi Oussem Village. Day 2 : Tizi Oussem village (1800m) – M’zik pass (2500m) – Armed village(1800m) : After breakfast we climb a forest of juniper to arrive M’zik pass, on the pass we will enjoy beautiful Read more

Atlas Wild Trek 4 Days

By doing this Trek you will Challenge yourself in an East west 4day mini-traverse of the western high Atlas, during which you will be engaged in superb canyons carved in granitic rocks (ourika valley gorges), visit the beatiful and remote village of amenzal and meet in lucky days a monkeys colonies feeding on walnut trees. Get high in the adrar n dern and meet the local shepherds before you go again higher above the Stunning Tizi nLikemt to joing the green valley of Assif Nimnane  and drive back to the red city of Marrakech: Day1 : Marrakech -Setti fadma -agadir Ait Boulemenae — trek to Assak 2100 m: After breakfast we board our transport for the 1 ½ hour drive to the trailhead. For 45 minutes, the road south crosses the empty plains, the outline of the High Atlas becoming gradually more apparent. After another 15 minutes there is a turn off to Oukaimeden, Morocco’s largest ski area, and then it is half an hour through the increasingly lush Ourika valley to Setti Fatma. This trailhead at the eastern end of the High Atlas has always been popular with the Moroccans but foreign tourists traditionally have centred around the increasingly busy Read more

Mountains and Dunes of Morocco 9 Days

High Atlas Mountains and Desert  Trek of 9 Days   Overview : At 4,167m, Jbel Toubkal  is the highest  Peak  in North Africa. The hike to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes the hard work worthwhile. After the High Atlas Mountain range lays a mysterious, surreal and stunning landscape. This is the heart of old Morocco – the pre Sahara desert. It’s like stepping back in time into an all forgotten world; a world of fortified villages, Berber castles (Kasbahs) and abandoned Foreign Legion outposts. The Sahara region is where you’ll find one of the most diverse and dramatic landscapes in Morocco. Detailed Itinerary : Day 1:   After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the Read more

Berber Tribes Trek of 4 Days

4 Days Trekking : The Tree Valleys   After you having discovered the City of Marrakech and gotten to know the Moroccan culture, it’s good to leave the city and explore the rural way of life at just one and half hour drive from Marrakech. Hiking in the Atlas Mountains, will make you experience stunning landscapes and the traditional life of Amazigh Tribes. Trek itinerary : Day 1 : Marrakech to Tahliouin After breakfast in the Riad or hotel in Marrakech your guide will pick you up and drive you to Agersioual in the Atlas Mountains, where we meet our group muleteers and start walking through Matat valley. Following a small trail we reach the pass of Tizi-n-Oudit (2219m) where we spend the lunch break, then walk down the trail to reach Azzaden valley. Sleep in a small guzesthouse in Tahliouin village (1650m). 4 to 5h walk Day 2 : Tahliouin to Tekkent valley After breakfast you walk down to the river of Azzaden then hike up along a ridge. Enjoy the great view to the Azzaden valley. Lunch in Asswikn in the shade of the old walnut trees. After lunch you continue walking to the valley of Tekkent where Read more

Aguelzim pass and Toubkal Ascent Trek

3 Days Trek  – Agelzim pass and Toubkal Ascent Trek itinerary : Day 1 : Marrakech to Azib Tamssoult Transfer from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains: 1:30 minute drive to Imlil (1740m), famous starting point for mountaineering trips. Discover the area and hike up to Tizi-n-Mezzik mountain pass (2489m). Enjoy the magic view of Imlil area and Azzaden valley. Field lunch prepared by our cook in the middle of a jeneper forest. After lunch, walk down the valley of Azzaden to the summer village of Tamssoult (2250m). Overnight in the refuge or camp. 5h walking. Day 2 : Azib Tamssoult to Toubkal refuge Walk along the river up to waterfall of Igholidn. Continue hiking up to Tizi-n-ougelzim mountain pass (3600m). This is a good acclimatization for the summit the day after. Enjoy the spectaculare view of the Haouz plaine and Toubkal summit, the Highest North Africa’s peak during your picnic on the pass. Then walk down to the base camp of Toubkal (3207m). Camp or sleep in the refuge. 7h walking. Day 3 : Toubkal refuge to Marrakech via Toubkal peak Early breakfast followed by a 3 hours hiking up to your goal, the highest North African peak: Jebel Toubkal Read more