Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco on a trek through the beautiful Azzaden Valley. Climb Mount Toubkal(4167m) is a true Berber Valleys adventure in 4 unforgettable days. Trek from Marrakech city and go deep into Villages of the ethnic Berber, a herding and forming community. Visit their homes and interact with a glimpse of their day-to-day living.
Mount Toubkal Ascent - Berber Villages Treks
Marrakech –Imi Oughlad –Tiziane:
At around 8:30 you will be picked-up from your accommodation in Marrakech city for a pleasant drive heading south, through the gorges of Tahanoute and Mouly Brahim, passing by the town of Asni and arriving at Imi Oughlad at 1450m. Meet up with the local Berber team, guide and muleteer crew and set off for a 3-hour acclimatization hike along mule tracks, surrounded by cornfields and Juniper trees. On the pass of Tizi N’Tachete ,through a beautiful forest of juniper, you will have a mixed- fabulous views of Imlil and Azzaden valleys. After that, you will hike down for a half an hour for your picnic under juniper trees. After lunch, you will set off following the path down to small traditional Berber villages before we arrive at one called Tiziane at 1750m, where we will spend the night.
Tizian – Tizi Oussem – Lepiney hut
After breakfast, we will start the day by hiking along the Azzaden valley through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley, crossing the huts of sheep and goats. We will also see local people going to their daily activities like washing clothes in the river, cultivating the lands. We then continue by heading up till we reach Ighouliden waterfull, the highest waterfull in the Atlas Mountains. Afterthat, we will walk further for 1-hour uphill till we come into the Lipeney Refuge without forgetting to look back for more spectacular views of Azzaden valley.
Lepiney hut -TIZI AGUELZIM – TOUBKAL REFUGE
Today involves a hearty climb out of the Azzaden Valley to Toubkal refuge by zigzagging the mule tracks up to Tizi N’Aguelzim (3650m). A delicious picnic lunch will be taken here with spectacular views over the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We then continue down southwest to Toubkal Refuge at 3207m where we will spend the night. Approx 6hours.
Toubkal Refuge- Toubkal Summit- Sidi Chamharouch – Imlil – Marrakech
Today starts with an early wake up for breakfast around 4:30 am.The ascent will begin at 5:00 am in order to escape from the heat and being on the top at the best time. Through our hiking uphill, we will stop a few times for a short break to have some water, orange and Moroccan nuts. Within 3-4 hours, you will be able to enjoy the magic views of Toubkal Summit and peaks over 4000m. Here, you will have the chance also to look at other valleys and Sahara direction. After that, we will descend down the same way to the Refuge after your admiration and meditation over the Atlas Mountains. After lunch, we will go back down to Imlil then transfer back to Marrakech.Approx 10 hours.
- Round-trip Transportation between the trek and your accommodation in Marrakech.
- Expert summer guide, English-speaking
- Mules and muleteers to carry your luggage.
- Berber Cook
- All meals on the trek
- Accommoadtion in the Atlas Mountains.
- Travel insurance.
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expanses