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Berber Villages Trek - 6 Days

Morocco is a great destination with wonderful trails, wild mountains, fascinating people and a dozen summits over 4000 metres high – they’re not called the High Atlas for nothing! Lower elevation treks are available too. English speaking guide(s) cook your meals, and mules carry all the essentials so you can enjoy traveling light and spend your day exploring ancient villages, pastoral valleys and hidden passes that lead to panoramic ridges. Far above dramatic stark crags and rocky trails contrast with terraced village gardens and ruined kasbahs. You can wander at will and perhaps bag a few peaks.

Price: Available on Request

Activities: Trekking

Altitude Height: 4167m

Destination: Toubkal Massif

Duration: 6Days

Level: Moderate

Mode of Travel:Walking

No. of Pax : Minimum 2 pax

Seasons :Winter

Trip Departure: Private date

5Nights/ 6Days Atlas Mountains

Day 1: Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imi Oughlad Village 1450m – Tizi Ntacht pass 2000m – Tizi Oussem Village 1750m 
Start from marrakech at 8h30 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 shall stop to look back down on the imlil 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 Tizi Oussem ( 1750 m ) for our accommodation in our gite
Day 2: Tizi Oussem Village 1750m – Tizi Mzik pass 2479m – Imlil Valley 1740m 
Start your day Trek from Tizi Oussem, we go up a forest of juniper to arrive M'zik pass, on the pass we will savor a beautiful panorama of the Imlil area, we descend to lunch spot under the old walnut trees. After lunch we proceed to the village of Imlil, Overnight in gîte, 5 hours walking
Day 3: Imlil Valley 1740m – Aroumd Village 2000 m – Shrine 2500 m – Base Camp Refuge 3207m 
After breakfast we begin our trek. Heading along the Maizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamharouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toubkal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking.
Day 4: Toubkal Refuge 3207 m – Toubkal Summit 4167m – Toubkal Refuge 3207m – Imlil Valley 1740m 
After an early breakfast, we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, 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 going quite difficult in parts. The views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. When you reach the 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 towards Imlil.
Day 5: Imlil Valley 1740m – Tizi Ntamatert pass 2279m – Asni – Tachdirt Village – Tinghrin Village 
Today we set out today towards the east. We walk up winding mule tracks to the Tizi n’ Tamatert (2279m) to enjoy the amazing panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountain ranges. We will have our picnic lunch on the Tizi 'n Tamatert, overlooking Jbel Oukaimeden (3200m) and the beautiful encircled plateau. After lunch we set off following the path down to Imnane Valley. We will spend the night in a local gite. Approx. 4 hours walking.
Day 6: Tinghrin Village –Iki Village – Tizi Nouguesiuoual Pass 1800m – Aguersiuoual River - Back to Marrakech 
After breakfast, we set off down the Assif Imnane Valley, passing throught several Berber villages and then up to the Tizi 'n Ageursiwal (2000m). Once we pass the col we shall go down more winding mule tracks leading to the village of Aguersioual (1600m). Here we will have our lunch before returning to Marrakech. Approx. 6 hours walking

Cost Available on Request

COST COVERS: 

·         Transport from and back to Marrakech

·         Accommodation

·         All meals during your trip

·         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

Useful info

Map


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