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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.
Toubkal and Tazaghart Trek of 3 Days
While you are visiting Morocco & the red city of Marrakech , come and climb highest summit in North Africa ,jbel Toubkal at an altitude of 4167m! Our “Express” route will lead you to the top exploring tow main valleys of the Atlas mountains such as the Azzaden and Tazaghart You will avoid the busy and too trekked classical route and the “up and down” by the same Path !
Trek itinerary :
Day1.Marrakech – Imlil – Tazaghart Refuge / 7h00 trekking / Altitude, gain: 1700m; loss: 300mEarly morning, you will be met by your guide and drive to Imlil where our trek start at 1700m. We assit the packing of our luggage on our mules and start our trek heading west to climb the Tizi Mezzik. On the top of the passs, you will have a first flavour of the amazing views of the Atlas Mountains. After a rewarding pause with dried fruits and fresh water, we carry on our ascent via the azib n’Tamsoult and superb waterfalls. The path gets steeper as we approach our refuge for the night at 3100m
Day2.Tazaghart – Toubkal Base Camp / 5h00 trekking / Altitude, gain: 550m; loss: 500mA steep morning walk to climb the Tizi Aguelzim (3650 m), you will enjoy the first sight of the imposing peak of Mount Toubkal, our menu for the next day! After a good pause, a quick downhill path will lead us towards the refuge Neltner where you will spend the night at (3200 m).
Day3.Base Camp – Toubkal – Marrakech / 9h00 trekking / Altitude, gain: 1200m; loss: 2650mA very early start to climb the summit of mount Toubkal, and why not assist to sun rise over the Atlas Mountains! On top, the superb scenery extending to the Sahara south and magnificent high peaks contrasting with flat low planes north is really breath taking. We start our long way downhill and join the Ouawgant Valley. We reach our last lunch spot at Aremd before the last steps to get to our minibus in Imlil 1700m. After farewells to our Berber team and the Atlas, a 2 hours transfer to your hotel in
Note : Crampons and Iceaxes may be needed in winter and spring