5 Day Berber villages trek – Toubkal High Atlas Trekking
5 Days berber villages trek, Atlas mountain five day with mule trek, The 5 Days Trek in High Atlas Mountains near Marrakech offer some of the finest trekking in the world. This a stunning five day trek in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. We trek through a variety of landscapes from lush valleys to barren rock. The route takes us through colourful Berber villages, over nice mountain passes.
Marrakech –imi oughlad –tizi n'tachte –tiziane
Early morning departure from marrakech,to imi oughlad . here meet up with Berber muleteer crew . We set off up in north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatization 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.
Tizziane – tizi n'taghrhourte – D'knt
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 .
D'knt – tizi n'tagdalte – tizi oussem
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.
Tizi oussem -- Tizi M'zzik --- Imlil
Trek to a small waterfall at Azib Tamsoulte and return to cross the Tizi ‘n Mzik pass (2,500m). We join the main Toubkal valley at Imlil (1,800m), where we have lunch and spend the night in our Guesthouse riad atlas prestige
A 6 to 7 hour trek past Berber hamlets and 2 mountain passes,. The route is circular, taking in as much scenery and natural beauty as is possible. Today walk begins by heading east from Imlil (1,740m) along the Tamatert Valley before turning north through the pass Tizi n’Tamatert (2,300m) and down via the Berber village of Tinerhourhine into the Imenane valley. This valley is then followed to the north, along winding mule trails through almond, walnut and apple groves and terraced Berber hamlets to the villages of Ikiss and up to Amssakrou. Here a picnic lunch is normally taken, offering a superb view of the peak of Jbel Oukaïmeden (3,268m) and the 2 passes, Tizi n’Ou Arg (2,258m) and Tizi n’Tiratene (2,268m). The return is in a westerly direction via the pass, Tizi n’Aguerssiouâl, then through the Assif n’ Aït Mizane Valley and back to Imlil.
Next the walk continues along mule trails and past escarpments through the Tizi n’Aguerssiouâl Pass (1,767m)
Included in this trips
English speaking guide, and cook
Muleteers and mules for luggages
Meals on the trek ( 2 lunches + 1 dinner + 1 breakfast ) + bottled mineral water
Accommoadtion in a Berber village (gite)
Transfers from Marrakech – Trek and back
Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option in the summer )