A wonderful 6 days Trekking in Morocco, North Africa. Enjoy breath-taking views while hiking in the Atlas Mountains.
6 days Trekking in Morocco. The high Atlas Mountains, North Africa and Berber valleys: This 6 days Berber valleys trek from Marrakech is designed along the local paths and mule trails to showcase a different part of the area. Hiking in the Atlas Mountains is a nice option for people keen on learning about the region’s geography, history and culture.
The incredible view over the snow-capped peaks from the passes is punctuated by village walks observing the daily rural activities. Juniper vegetation, pine trees and oak trees interspersed with red berber villages due to using red clay as a building material are the highlights of this hike.
Itinerary for 6 days Trekking in Morocco
Day 1 : Arrive Marrakech :
Pick up from the airport and transfer to your Riad Chayma , Evening walking tour of Marrakech, Overnight in Riadd
Day 2 : Marrakech - Tachddirt :
Today we begin hiking in the Atlas Mountains. The journey from Marrakech to Oukaimden will takes 2hrs, at an altitude of 3200m, Oukaimden is the highest ski resort in Africa and probably one of the most original places to go skiing or snowboarding in the world. It is highly popular with both foreign tourists and Moroccan ski enthusiasts.
You can rent ski and snowboard equipment on arrival, if you do not want to carry it all the way from home or the fancy suddenly strikes you to ski in Morocco. Snowfall is between December right up until April and it is possible to ski on a plateau of some 750 acres. The pistes are suitable for all kinds of skiing, but only in winter, and then summer its very nice place for walking/trekking,
in oukaimden we going to meet with our muleteer team, then start our walk up the valley through Tizi n'ou Addi, at 2950m, before we get in the Imnan valley, Our first day in the High Atlas, we will explore the villages of Tizi n 'Eddi, Ouanskra, and Tachddirt, Overnight in Tigmi N’tachddirt Lodge.
Approx 5 hrs walks. Meals provided
Day 3 : Tachddirt – Imlil :
We ascend gradually to the Tizi-n-Tamatert Col before descending steeply into the Mizane valley and the village of Imlil.
Imlil is a busy and colorful trailhead with cafes, shops, From Imlil we ascend towards the Hotel Kasbah du Toubkal which was used as the Tibetan temple in Kundun, Martin Scorsese’s 1997 movie about the Dalai Lama.
Or Dar Imlil which is a very nice small riad in Imlil, We continue climbing through walnut trees to the delightful village of Aroumd, the highest permanent settlement in the Mizane Valley, Overnight in Kasbah Du Toubkal or Dar Imlil, Approx 4/5hrs walking, .
Day 4 : Imlil – Tizi Oussem – Idissa :
After breakfast we set off West up to the col of Tizi Mzik pass (2489m). From the pass, you will then traverse towards the head of the Azzadene Valley and the small lovely waterfall d’Irhoulidene which flow year round.
You will then head down the valley via the village of Tizi Oussem to an overnight stay in a Toubkal Lodge in Ait Aissa.
Approx 5hrs walk
Day 5 : Idissa – Ouirgane :
Today’s walk is primarily descent as you trek down the Azzaden Valley, although there will be sections of up and down as you follow local trails that cling to the valley sides, with the occasional crossing from one side of the valley to the other.
Usually the river has become nothing more than a small stream once the snows have melted. All the same, a downhill walk leading through the nature reserve protecting the Barbary sheep.
Lunch will be served at a stop off en route to Tassa Ouirgane, another hour and half after that and you will arrive in the centre of Ouirgane travelling through olive groves and many a few Berber villages. Tonight it’s possible to have one more night in Ouirgane valley or transfer back to Marrakech, Approx 4/5hrs walk .
Day 6 : Explore Marrakech and add more extra days or head back home!!