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Go for a hike from Oukaimeden (the ski resort in Morocco) to cross many valleys and villages in the Toubkal National park. 6 days trek, you will enjoy the traditional life of the countryside and the Berber mountains. this long week of hiking is a real hike in altitude; it allows a beautiful sporting hike to climb, an affordable level. These mountains offer extremely impressive scenery, hiking trails and hikes in the High Atlas.
For Trekking Atlas Mountains you need to prepare as you would for walking in any mountain region; it can be warm and sunny during the day but the weather in the mountains can quickly change from sunshine to snow and cold winds (autumn through late spring). Please do not leave any rubbish behind you; carry out what you carry in.
Atlas Treks are tailored to match the season and your level of fitness. You have the choice of basing yourself in Berber Guesthouses, from where you can take daily walks, or you can Atlas Mule Trek for 2+ days. On mule treks you usually have the choice of staying in Berber Guesthouse/with families or wild camping in 2-person tents. In addition to regular packing, here is a Check List for Atlas Trekking:
Transfer from Marrakech by the Ourika road. Landscapes of beautiful color. Then we return to the ski resort of Oukaimeden 60 km from Marrakech; starting point of our hike to reach the Tizi N’Addi pass (2900m). Nice view of the Imenane valley. Then descend to the village of Tachdirt at 2300 meters above sea level. Night in a cottage. 2H drive. 4h30 walk.
The descent of this beautiful valley with its many villages clinging to the slopes of the mountain; Tamgutte, Tinghrine, Ikkiss. The arrival at the Col d’Aguersioual (2000 m) then the descent by a stony path to the village of Aguersioual. Lunch prepared by our cook under the big walnut trees. In the afternoon, we return to the village of Matate, where is our cottage. Night in lodging with the inhabitant. 5h 30m walk.
A climb of the Tizi Oudid pass at 2000m. Beautiful view of the Azzaden valley with a great diversity of landscapes and terraced crops. Crossing the villages of Aïd Aissa, Tizi Oussem. Panoramic view of the valley of Azzaden, then we cross a forest of juniper trees and oaks before arriving at Azib N’Tamsoulte (Azib = bergerie in Berber). Night in lodging. 5 hours of walking.
We leave our house to take a very busy path that goes up to the Col d’Aguelzim (3450 m). From the pass, we enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Toubkal massif (Mount of Toubkal 4,167 m, Ouanoukrim 4,080 m, Oukaimeden 3,700 m ..). Then descent to the Toubkal base camp (3200m). 6h 30 walk.
Get up early at 4.00am and departure about 5:00am for summit ascent before the powerful sun arrives. The path zigzags up to the peak, where you will see amazing views above the Atlas Mountains range. After a 30 minute stay, you will trek down to the refuge for lunch. In the afternoon decend to Aremd village.
After breakfast, we take the Bus back directly to Marrakech. In the afternoon take a tour of the city. Overnight at the Hotel.
My husband, daughter and I trekked Berber villages & Mount Toubkal Ascent trek, It was the most amazing holiday I have ever been on. Everything about it was fabulous. I would like to thank Trekking Toubkal Company for everything they did for us.
I 100% recommend Trekking Toubkal Company and if I go back I will contact no one else. Thanks again.