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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 view of the Imlil area, we descend to lunch place under the old walnut trees.After lunch we continue to the village of Armed, Overnight in gîte, 5 hours walking.
Day 3:Armed village(1800m)- Sidi Chamharouch Shrine- Toubkal Refuge (3200m) :
After breakfast we begin the trek up to Sidi Chamharouch Shrine ,which attracts tourists and pilgrims where we will stop for lunch, After lunch we continue to Toubkal refuge, Overnight in the refuge or camping, 6 hours walking.
Day 4: Toubkal Refuge(3200m) – Toubkal summit (4167m)- Armed(1800m) :
early departure after breakfast for the ascent of Toubkal, on the top we will enjoy beautiful views of the Atlas mountains, the peaks of the Anti-Atlas and its highest point, the Siroua (3304m) and the Haouez plains. After we descend Back to the Refuge and to Armad Village passing by the Sidi Chamharouch shrine, 9 hours walking, overnight in gîte .
Day 5: Armed(1800m)-Tamatart pass (2280m)-Tinerhourhine (1600m) :
After breakfast we leave Armed and descend to Imlil then we start walking up along the valley towards Tacheddirt, we climb up to the pass of Tamatert break for lunch on the pass. After we continue to Ouanesekra and to Tamguist till we arrive at Tinerhourhine, overnight in local gîte, 5 hours walking.
Day 6: Tinerhourhine (1600m) – Tizi Nlbour (1500m) – Imi Oughlad (1400m)- Marrakech :
After breafast we start walking down the Imnan Valley, passing through several berber villages, Ikkis Amssakrou and Imsker,at Imsker we climb a small pass Tizi Nlbour to arrive at Imi Oughlad near the road, transfer back to Marrakech, overnight in hotel, 6 hours walking.
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 (4167m). Depending on the season, the way leads over some snowfields. After about 2 hours, you reach the ridge from where you get a first stunning view around you. You then follow the ridge for another few hundred meters of elevation and soon reach the long awaited summit. If the air is clear, you get a good view to surrounding summits such as Jebel Siroua (3300m) or Jebel Ouankrim (4083m). After a short break to catch your breath and take plenty of summit fotos, we head back down to the refuge. Back at the refuge, extensive and delicious lunch prepared by our cook is waiting for you. After you are strengthened again, we walk back to Imlil, passing through the holymoon of Chamharouch. Drive back to Marrakech. 8 to 9h walking. (1000 m up, 2400m down )
what is included on the trek:
English speaking Guide
Transport (hotel_ trek _hotel )
Muleteers for the luggage
Accommodation Gite, camp
Meals and cook
what is not included: