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During 4 days trekking in the high Atlas Mountains, we will accompany you to discover perfectly well crossed regions. This trekking tour will let you discover Imlil, Azzaden valley and their Valleys and Berber villages. it allows a beautiful sporty hike with the ascent, of an affordable level, Toubkal (4167m); Hiking Toubkal ascents with 4167 meters highest point of all North Africa.
This summit is visible from the nearby mountains. Our trek to Toubkal, leads us to the discovery of lunar landscapes, through tiny berber villages clinging to the mountainside and meeting with nomads in the highlands and discover their lifestyle.
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:
After breakfast at your hotel in Marrakech, transfers take us to Ouirgane where we meet the mule team and the Guide, pack up and set off up the trail. With the spectacular valley below us we pass the remote village of Azerfsane. Lunch will be a picnic along the way and in the afternoon we will reach the Berber Village of Tiziane where we will be staying in a gite.
Today, fuelled and rested, we trek up along the river valley through Ait Aissa and Tizi Oussem villages. We may have our lunch by the river, then after a rest we trek up the valley to the Refuge Tamsoult 2400m. This is a magnificent area, terraced fields dominate the view and the high peaks provide a prominent backdrop. Tonight we will either camp or stay in the refuge.
Be prepared for a tougher day today as we climb out of the valley from the refuge, to the Aguelzim Pass at 3650m, the panoramic vistas will reward your efforts. Lunch will be taken with spectacular views over the Atlas mountain range. We continue to reach the Toubkal refuge at 3600m where we can camp or stay in the refuge.
Wake up early for the climb up Toubkal (4,167 m) from where, clouds allowing, you will have wonderful views over the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara desert. Then a long way back down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with 8-9 hours of trekking, involving 900m up then almost 2,500 m back down to Imlil, Transfers back to Marrakech end of our Toubkal round trek.