Most amazing things about visiting Morocco is that you can explore both the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert on the same trip.
A trek of this sort can take you from the city of Marrakech, through the High Atlas Mountain range before dropping down into the arid beauty of the Sahara Desert. Along the way you can explore the homelands of the Berber tribes and ascend to the peak of the highest mountain in North Africa. You’ll see local settlements, Berber culture and experience the flora and fauna (including riding camels into the desert) of Morocco and the vistas of the North African countryside.
Easy to medium & interesting 3 day treks through the berber villages & valleys of Imlil and Azzaden, meet the berber communauty.
Suitable for families with kids, elderly people, the route itself is comfortable for a mule ride instead as well as for walking, cross scenic mountain pass & villages, enjoy an overview of a typical & authentic valley.
For people who are more adventures, the days can be extended to cover more distances and climb side peaks all through the trek.
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.
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.
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.