Berber villages Trek - 3 Days - Toubkal Ascent

                                                                                    Trek 3 Days –  Berber Villages in the  Atlas Mountains

During the Berber Village Exploring you will spend few days with the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains. Your journey will start in the beautiful Imnan Valley, with its terraces and small towns set in the hillsides.
The Berber people are an ancient people who predate the arrival of the Arabs and Islam in Morocco. Their lifestyle has grown in harmony with their beautiful, but severe environment. Berber food has kept them strong for the mountains: breads, soups, and barley products are staples – and only the Berbers themselves can make it. Many Berbers make their homes from pise, which is a combination of stone and mud, for their traditionally large families.
While following the gorges to the Tacht Pass (220m) you will go through the red villages of Imsker, eventually reaching the wonderful Azzenden Valley, covered with snow and facing the mighty Atlas Mountain chain. The amazing Tamsoult waterfall will give you great photo opportunities, before you get back to Imlil village. From there back again to Marrakech to have more time for exploring this and other parts of Morocco.

 

                                                                                                           Day 1: Marrakesh - Imi Oughlad - Tinzert:

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You’ll leave the vehicle on the road up towards Imlil at Imi Oughlad (1,450m) where you will meet your Berber muleteer and guide. Your first day will be an easier aclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees. Overnight in Gite in Tinzert, a small rustic Berber Village. Aprox. 4 hrs walking time.

                                                                                                          Day 2: Tinzert - Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa):
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After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountan stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and her sister peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in a village Gite in Ait Aissa. Aprox. 5-6 hours walking.


                                                                                                          Day 3: Ait Aissa - Tizi n Mzik - Imlil
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Today involves a fantastic climb out of the Azzadene Valley. You'll head up the valley towards Tizi Oussem from where you'll headup towards the pass at Tizi n Mzik (2489m) before descending down into Imlil. After lunch in Imlil you'll be transferred back to Marrakech leaving plenty of time to explore the City in the evening. Aprox. 4-5 hours walking.


Prices :
  • Group 1 person         :  200£
  • Group 2 - 3 people   : 110£/person
  • Group 4 - 7 people   : 95£/person
  • Group 8 - 12 people : 85£/person

Included:
  • ​    English speaking guide, and cook
  •  Muleteers and mules for luggages
  •  Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Accommodation at Neltner Mountain hut
  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel - trek - hotel )
  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option )
  • Porters for luggages from snow line to Mountain hut (Winter treks)
Not included :
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
Extra Notes:
  • Prices quoted are per person,
  • Trek prices may vary depending of the season (High altitude Treks).
  • Payment : can be done in € / $ / £  or MAD
Grade : 1 - 2 -  

Availability & Confirmed Dates:

This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch!!

Accommodation during the Trek
The Accommodation during this trek can either be in a mountain hut for the winter treks or on camping if prefered from June -Octo

NB : If accommodation is required in the Atlas Mountains either before or after the trek, we can always book you at our Place in Imlil

Essential Equipment & Clothing:
  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
  • Personnel First aid Kit
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Head torch / headlamp
  • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)