Imlil to Ouirgane berber Villages High Atlas Trek in 3 Days
DAY1: DAY1: MARRAKECH –TAHNOUET- ASNI- IMLIL 1740M-REFUGE TOUBKAL 3207M (MARRAKECH TO IMLIL 65KM 1H30MN DRIVE)
Departure from Marrakech early morning, towards the high Atlas Mountains via Tahnaouet (local market on Tuesdays), Valley Ghighaya, Moulay Brahim gorges, Asni (market on Saturdays) then between terraced fields of vegetables, fruit trees walnuts & cherries arrival to imlil 1740m meet the team guide, muleteer then start the trek between fields to climb Tizi Mzik pass 2680m, panoramic view over Imlil valley, Azaden Valley and the high Atlas Mountains over 4000m including Toubkal 4167m, then a nice walk through juniper forest up Tamsoulet lunch next to river, visit the highest waterfalls in the massif 100m hight, walk down to Tizi Oussem village, view on Azaden valley, meet local people, Overnight at Berber house in the village or in camp outside the village. Approx. 5h30m walking.
DAY 2: TIZI OUSSEM 1850 – ID ISSA 1800M – TIZIANE 1700M – AZERFSANE- TASSA OUIRGAN 1100M
After breakfast, visiting villages, meet locals, discover the lifestyle, starting with Tizi Oussem village then going down to Id Issa, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields & other villages with multi mineral colours, down to cross the river and a tea at Berber family in Tiziane, discover Berber houses behind doors, continue down between fields, Ikoubline village through national park forest lunch net to river deep gorges then passing by Azerfsane village nice view on the valley, walk down to the river before heading to Ouirgane village. Overnight at berber house gite. 1450m 5h30 walking.
DAY 3: TASSA OUIRGANE – MARIGHA – TINZERTE – TIZI TINZERTE 1760M- TAGADIRTE 1430M- MARRAKECH.
After breakfast a nice easy walk between fields to the river possibly crossing water several times before passing by an off road to Marigha village on the plain of Ouirgane mineral colours, fields of olive trees and vegetables then visiting the natural wells and pools of slot before going up to cross Tinzerte village and the Tinzert pass 1760m through junipers forest lunch after the pass at the plateau surrounded by the forest, then going down to the valley Ait Mezane to finish at Tagadirte village 1430m. Heading back to Marrakech 60km (1hour). Approx. 5h30 walking.
ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT TO BRING:
Walking boots / good trainers
Sleeping bag or you can hire it here
Waterproof/fleece, warm &light clothes
Sun cream & glasses/ hat/ camera/ head troch…
Personal first aid kit and hygiene…
Water bottle or buy Mineral water on site
Backpack/soft big bag