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Berber Villages Trek - 4 Days

Toubkal region is the most popular area with trekkers :easily accessible from Marrakech, it is an area of stunning scenery, high mountains (including Toubkal, the highest mountain in north Africa at 4167m) and typical Berber villages. The area is criss-crossed by mule tracks that cross high passes and descend into deep valleys, passing summer pastures and terraces of maize, potatoes and other crops and orchards of walnut, apple and cherry. Imlil is the main trailhead for the area.

Price: Available on Request

Activities: Trekking

Altitude Height: 2479m

Destination: High Atlas

Duration: 4 Days

Level: Moderate

Mode of Travel:Walking

No. of Pax : Minimum 2 pax

Seasons : All year round

Trip Departure: Private date

Day 1: Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imi Oughlad Village 1450m – Tizi Ntacht pass 2000m – Tizian Village 1750m 
Early morning departure from marrakech for a pleasante drive south winding our way up through the moulay brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas mountains and our trailhead of imi oughlad (1450m) with the jbel toubkal , at 4167m the highest peak in north africa , aglzim 3650m and aksoual 38847m ,looming before us . here we alight from our vehicle and meet up with berber muleteer crew . We set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatisation hike up switchback mule tracks , passing by cornfields woods pine and juniper to the tiz n'tachete (2000m),where we shallstop to look back down on the imlikl and ait oussaden valleys before carrying on for another half hour to imi n'ifri and our field picnic .thence a slow hike for about 2 and half hours south-west down along a dirt track to assif n' ait oussaden and the red clay terraced village of tiziane ( 1750 m )for our accommodation in our bivouac or gite.
Day 2: Tizane Village 1750m – Tizi N'taghrhourte pass 1995m – D'knt Valley 1870m 
After breakfast we now set off on our hike up along the assif n'ait oussaden valley , passing through the wallnuts groves , up to tizi n'taghrhourte (1995m )and through to a rare almost flat strecth to arrive at assaka spring, where we will stop for our field picnic amidst and awesome silence after some 2 and half hours relatively easy walking .our afternoon's hike takes us down along the edges of the forest untill we reach the berber village of D'knt (1870m) or agouns n Assoul where we will have our dinner and spent the in a bivouac or gite .
Day 3: D'knt Valley 1870m – Tizi N'tagdalte pass 2600m – Tizi Oussem Village 1850m 
We set off for our morning's 3 hours hike up through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley to greet the many sheep and goatherders – and women and children bent over with 20kg loads of faggots and dried herbs. We traverse the tizi n'tagdalte to the descent amongst the juniper trees till we come to a small spring set amongst the trees , where we will stop for our picnic .once refreshed , we are off down winding tracks of upper slopes for some 3hours to come to a small river at the beginning of the valley of assif n'ait oussaden . from here we enter the village of tizi oussem (1850m) then up to the summer village Of Tamsoult for our camp or gite.
Day 4: Tizi Oussem Village 1850m – Tizi Mzik pass 2479m – Imlil Valley 1740m 
Trek to a small waterfall at Azib Tamsoulte and return to cross the Tizi 'n Mzik pass (2,479m). We join the main Toubkal valley at aroumd village (1,900m), where we have lunch before the drive to Marrakech from imlil valley

Cost Available on Request

COST COVERS: 

·         Transport from and back to Marrakech

·         Accommodation

·         All meals during your two day

·         Experienced & professional Tour Guide

·         Mule for your bags

·         Cook

 

COST DOES NOT COVER:

·         Travel inssurance

·         Personal Clothing/Gears  for the trekking

·         Tipsfor  Nepalese staffs.

·         Soft drinks & Water

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Essential Equipments:

  • Good walking boots and socks
  • Shoes - change for evenings
  • Water, carried by camel
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
  • Water purification e.g. iodine
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Sleeping bag (3-4 season); plus thermal liner in winter
  • Scarf to wrap around your head in a sandstorm
  • Personal items: towel, sunscreen, wet wipes, loo roll
  • Toiletries that are eco-friendly e.g. soap, shampoo etc.
  • Small First Aid Kit e.g. insect repellent, plasters, meds
  • Sunglasses.
  • Torch/Flashlight and spare batteries e.g. head torch
  • Fleece (summer)
  • Layers, windproof jacket (autumn-spring)
  • Hat for summer and warm beanie for winter plus gloves
  • Thermal underwear (autumn-spring)
  • Penknife (useful)
  • Trail snacks
  • Zip-Up bags for camera etc
  • Long baggy trousers for camel trekking
  • Sarongs have many us
    Meals: You will have the opportunity to enjoy typically Moroccan meals (tajine, couscous,.). Fresh products, canned food as a complement, meat bought in the mountains. Picnic or salads for lunch, hot ready-cooked meals for dinner. 
    We use a big tent to preparing the meals, and a mess tent to eat. The water flows out from the mountains is very pure but you should treat it otherwise to use bottle water instead of water from the sourse .

    Travel inside of morocco: For transfers between Marrakech and the starting or end point of the hike, we use minibuses or four-wheel drive vehicles or taxis depends on size of the group. During the days of the trek , mules or camels carry the luggage. 
    The Tour Prices Depends On Different Factor