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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 you spend the night in a Gite. 6 hours walking.

Day 3 : Tekkent to Tizi Oussem

Walk up the Azib Tekkent, the summer village of Tekkent then continue to the mountain pass of Tizi-n-Tegdalt (2700m) where you have a marvelous view to the Azzaden Valley and Agelzim peak. Walk down to the river to have lunch. After lunch walk down along the river until you reach the gite of Tizi Oussem to spend the night. 6 to 7 hours walking.

Day 4 : Tizi Oussem to Marrakech

Walk up the valley to discover the famous waterfall of Ighoulidn. Turn around on your steps and take the trail towards the Tizi-n-Mezzik mountain pass(2489m), from where you have a last stunning view to the area of Imlil. After lunch on the pass you walk down to reach Imlil and safely drive back to Marrakech. 5 hours walking and 1:30h to drive .

 

 included :

  1. English speaking Guide
  2. Transport (hotel_ trek _hotel )
  3. Muleteers for the luggage
  4. Accommodation Gite, camp
  5. Meals and cook
  6. mineral water

not included:

  1. flights
  2. personal drinks
  3. personal  travel insurance
  4. sleeping bags
  5. tips

Tazzarine Desert Trek 7 Days

Tazarine camel trek 6 days 

 

Discover the great Moroccan Sahara Desert with its landscapes, Berber kasbahs and ksours , sand dunes, camels and wonderful gorges. The trip starts from the stunning region of  Tazzarine and provide transport from Marrakech to the starting point of the Trek . Tazzarine longtime considered the gateway to the desert, offers defferent landscapes and palmgrove, green oasis with large desert plateaus.
Itinerary of Morocco desert hiking:

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech and overnight in the hotel.

Day 2: Marrakech – Ticha pass 2200 m – Ourzazate City – Tamsalt:
We take the route to the south. We traverse the High Atlas via Tizi N’Tichka pass. After Ouarzazte we cross the Saghru Massif to arrive the green Draa Valley and its castles. We continue drive to the village of Tamsalt where we will meet the team of camels that will accompany us throughout the trek. We amp near the village.

Day 3: Tamsalt – Ait Ouazik:
We trek on a vast plateau of acacias trees, its shade where we will take breaks. We trek to reach the village of Ait Ouazik where henna planted, there are also some palms and almond trees. After lunch we will discover rock carvings site dating from 3000BC. The time e when was still rhinos and giraffes. Overnight in tents. 5 hours trek.

Day 4: Ait Ouazik – Amrad:
In the morning we visit the village of Ait Ouazik citadel then we take a trail passing through the small gorges; After we pass the gorges we will meet the caravan waiting us for lunch. In the afternoon we continue walkking to Amrad village. Our camp near the village. 5 hours trek.

Day 5: Amrad – Foum Tiza Dunes:
We walk through a large plain from where we can some small sand dunes. We will discover the Khettaras, ancestral system that used to supply oasis in the area with water, we continue to Foum Tiza dunes. Overnight in tents. 6 hours trek.

Day 6: Dunes Foum Tiza – Tazzarine Oasis:
In the morning, we head west to arrive Serdrar, the Black Mountain where we will find fossils. We have lunch in the shade of palm trees then we continue to the edge of Tazzarine oasis. Overnight in tents. 5 hours trek. .

Day 7: Tazzarine Oasis – Marrakech:
Drive Back to Marrakech. We arrive in the afternoon. Overnight in hotel. .

Day 8: Flight back home.

Atlas Mountains Day Trip

 

Atlas Mountains Day Trip:

Trip overview :

Only at 64 kilometers from the red city of Marrakech, Imlil is the last step before the ascent of the highest peak in north africa Toubkal and the departure of many walks. Toubkal is the highest mountain peak in North Africa ascending at 4167 m / 13671 ft.

After crossing the gorge of Asni, a picturesque village known for its weekly souk on Saturday, the road continues along a green valley where the mountains and impressive natural bastions, play with colors.

In the village there are the old kasbahs overlooking the valley. Further down towards Moulay Brahim, the Kik plateau appears the gorgeous Lake Takerkoust, a special Sunday visit site for many Marrakchi families,

Details of the Day Trip  to Imlil

Departure from Marrakech at 9:00 . Stop at Asni to visit the souk on Saturday (depending on the day of the week, visit Moulay Brahim) and further more to Imlil. Opportunity to ride a mule during 1 hours and a half, direction of the Kasbah, the waterfalls and back on the village nestled in the hills of Imlil.

Traditional lunch in a berber House overlooking the surrounding villages and the wadi. Back to Asni road then Marrakech in late afternoon

Note : This day trip can be combined with Camel Ride 

Lunch will be served inside a typical berebr house 

Combined Toubkal and Sahara Trek

At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa. The hike to the summit is not really difficult, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from the summit makes the hard work forgotten.

For climbing this mountain you need just 1.30min driving from the nearest city of Marrakech; then you arrive to Imlil 1740m  (Imlil is a small village in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains) from there, where you will meet your team, starts your hike. You can reach the summit and back within 2 days before the new adventure to Sahara begins for another 3 days exploring Moroccan desert.

Itinerary :

Day 1 Marrakech–Imlil 1740m-Toubkal Refuge 3207m
After a transfer to the small village of Imlil you begin your trek. Heading along the Mizane valley, you first cross the village of Armed then you join the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. Here you will have your first break for lunch, before you continue following mule trucks going up into to Toubkal refuge 3207m for overnight and get ready for the following day.

Aprox 6 hours walk
Day 2 Toubkal refuge 3207m–Toubkal peack 4167m –Imlil 1740m
Early in the morning you make your attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the trek quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the summit you will see that the vistas across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. We will retrace our steps when we return down the mountain and head back to the Toubkal Refuge where you will have lunch and walk down to Imlil for overnight before you drive to explore Sahara and a few Kasbahs.

Aprox 10 hours walking.

Day 3 : Imlil Valley – Tizi n’Tichka – Dades
Today we drive towards the Moroccan desert. First over the spectacular pass, passing through many Berber villages, and, once in the desert, riverside oases and barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs. After lunch we drive to the Valley of the Roses, with beautiful views of the Dades valley, valley of a thousand Kasbahs. Overnight in Dades.
Day 4 : Dades – Todra Gorges – Erg Chebbi dunes
After breakfast we drive to Todra Gorge, and after a short stop, drive on to ‘Auberge Palais du Dunes’ at the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Once you arrive the hotel you will have some mint tea and you can get prepared for overnight at the camp in the middle of the Sahara. You drive with your camel to the camp were the cook is preparing your dinner. After dinner you will have an amazing time, there is music and you can see the sky filled with stars.

Day 5 : Merzouga to Marrakech
After viewing the most beautiful sunrise, you will ride the camels back to your hotel to have breakfast.  From there it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech, again via Tichka pass.

Price start from 300 Euro per person.

Why book this trek??

  • Trek the magnificent High Atlas Mountain.
  • Climb the summit of Mt Toubkal;
  • The highest peack in north Africa.
  • Explore Sahara and south of Morocco for 5 days.