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5 Days Walking tour itinerary for morocco: Trek Along The Beauty Of The Atlas Mountains

Marrakech, Toubkal, Imlil, Atlas Mountains

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Walking Tour
Backpacking Tour

Quench the insatiable wanderlust with this stunning five-day trek in the High Atlas Mountains. Discover a new zeal to live as you weave your way through colorful Berber villages, over sylvan mountain passes, while slowly ascending to the highest point at the top of Mount Toubkal.

DAY 01

Marrakech –imi oughlad –tizi Ntacht- tizian

  • Experience a pleasant drive south from Marrakech, passing through the beautiful Moulay Brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the trailhead of Imi Oughlad, one of the higher foothills at Mt Atlas.

  •  Meet up with the lively Berber muleteer crew as you set off up in North-Western direction.

  • Take a 2-hour acclimatization hike up switchback mule tracks, to the Tiz n’Tachete.

  • Takin in the breathtaking view of the Imlil and Azzaden valleys, as you reach the Tiz n'Tachete.

  • Take another half hour trek to Imi n’ifri , for a field picnic.

  • Enjoy a slow hike for about 2 and half hours south-west down along a dirt track to Assif n’ait Azzaden.

  • Admire the beauty of red clay terraced village of Tizziane.

DAY 02

Tizziane – tizi n’taghrhourte-dkent

  • Set off on a brisk hike up along the Assif n’ait Oussaden valley, passing through the walnuts groves.

  • Weave your way up Tizi n’taghrhourte and through to a rare almost flat stretch to arrive at Assaka spring.

  • Savour a warm field picnic amidst profound silence, after some 2 and half hours relatively easy walking.

  • Hike down along the edges of the forest to reach the Berber village of D’knt (1870m).

  • Enjoy a riveting dinner at the Agouns n'Assoul and spend the night in a bivouac/gite.

DAY 03

D’knt – Tizi n’tagdalte – Azib n Tamsoult

  • Make your way in a 3 hours hike up through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley, taking in the beautiful view.

  • Greet the many sheep and goatherders – and women bent over with 20kg loads of faggots and dried herbs, as you meander across the trail.

  • Traverse the Tizi n’Tagdalte to the descent amongst the juniper trees, exploring the flora around you.

  • Find a greater meaning to nature as you picnic near a small spring set amongst the trees

  •  Hike down the winding tracks of upper slopes for some 3hours, to your destination near a small river at the beginning of the valley of Assif n Azzaden.

  • Camp at summer village Of Tamsoult as you retire for the day. 

DAY 04

Azib Tamsoult – Tizi Aguilzime – Toubkal rufeg

  • Admire the beautiful waterfalls of Igholiden as you set off on a  moderately difficult hike, up the winding mule tracks to the Tizi Aguelzim.

  • Trek further 3 hours south-east to the Toubkal Refuge which marks the spring snowline at 3207m.

  • Enjoy your dinner, in bivouac around the Refuge or in the comforts of a mountain hut.

DAY 05

Toubkal refuge – summit jbel Toubkal-imlil marrakech

  • Grab an early breakfast as you set out around 5:30am, for a 3-hour steep climb to the highest peak in North Africa.

  • Stand awestruck to the panorama that comes in tandem with the climb 

  • Take a  2 to 3-hour descent back to the Refuge for a much-welcomed lunch.

  • Set off towards the north along steeply descending, zigzagging trails of the higher slopes of the Valley of the Assif n’Isouhouanem n’Ouagounss.

  • Head towards the Shrine of Sidi Chamharouch, set beside a waterfall, far from the clutches of civilization.

  • Marvel at the remnant of a pre-Islamic culture, mostly forbidden to non-Muslims.

  • Finally, go 2 hours downhill, to get to the village of Imlil, for a taxi back to Marrakech.

  • 300 EUR Per Adult
  • English speaking guide, and cook

  • Muleteers and mules for luggages

  • Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea

  • Accommodation in Mountain huts

  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel)

  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option)

  • This trek runs usually all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.

  • We usually have several treks departing each week that you can join.

  • The accommodation during this trek can either be in a mountain hut for the winter treks or on camping if preferred from June -October.

Marrakech, Toubkal, Imlil, Atlas Mountains

Trekking Tour
Walking Tour
Backpacking Tour

Contributed By

Houssaine Sliman

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