4D Atlas Berber villages private trek - Senderismo en Marrakech - Marruecos
A 4 day 3 night Atlas mountain trek through Berber villages and the beautiful Atlas mountain region.
Marrakech –imi oughlad –tizi n’tachte –tiziane
With an early morning departure from marrakech for a pleasant drive south, winding our way up through the moulay brahim gorge and upper valleys to arrive at the higher foothills of the western high atlas mountains. Our trailhead of imi oughlad(1450m) with the jbel toubkal, at 4167m the highest peak in north africa, aglzim 3650m and aksoual 38847m ,looming before us.
Here, we alight from our vehicle and meet up with berber muleteer crew, always a fun part of our treks.
We set off up in a north-westerly direction for a 2hour acclimatisation hike up switchback mule tracks, passing by cornfields, woods of pine and juniper, to the tiz n’tachete (2000m), where we shall stop to look back down on the Imlil and Ait oussaden valleys before carrying on for another half hour to Imi n’ifri and our field picnic.
Then a slow hike for about 2 and half hours south-west down along a dirt track to assif n’ ait oussaden and the red clay
terraced village of Tiziane(1750 m)for our accommodation in gite d’etape or bivouac.
Tizziane – Tizi n’taghrhourte – D’knt
After breakfast we now set off on our hike up along the Assif n’ait oussaden valley, passing through the walnut groves, up to tizi n’taghrhourte (1995m)and through to a rare almost flat stretch to arrive at Assaka spring, where we will stop for our field picnic amidst an awesome silence after some 2 and half hours relatively easy walking.
Our afternoon’s hike takes us down along the edges of the forest until we reach the berber village of D’knt (1870m) where we will have our dinner and spend the night in a family‘s home or in a bivouac.
D’knt – tizi n’tagdalte – tizi oussem
We set off for our morning 3 hours hike up through groves of walnut trees, fields of corn and barley to greet the many sheep and goatherders – and women and children bent over with 20kg loads of Dates and dried herbs.
We traverse the Tizi n’tagdalte to the descent amongst the juniper trees till we come to a small spring set amongst the trees, where we will stop for our picnic.
Once refreshed, we are off down winding tracks of upper slopes for some 3hours to come to a small river at the beginning of the valley of Assif n’ait oussaden. From here we enter the village of Tizi oussem (1850m) for our dinner and accommodation in a mountain gite d’etape.
Tizi oussem – tizi m’zzik – imlil – back to marrakech
After breakfast, we strike out up through pine and juniper trees to travel the tizi M’zzik 2450m and descent slowly to the foot of the col just before the hamlet of m’zzik where we stop for our field picnic amidst orchards of cherry, apple and nut trees and the surrounding peaks.
This afternoon, we set off down to the berber trailhead village of imlil and the end of your trek.
Transportation is then provided to return you back to Marrakech.
Children aged 11 years or younger: 50% discount
Children aged under 5 years: Free
Special group rates are available, see the booking form for details.
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If you have any questions regarding this trek, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
INFORMACIÓN ACERCA DEL TOURAvailable: All year round Minimum persons: 2 Fitness: Moderate
Children aged 11 years or younger: 50% discount Children aged 5 years or younger: Free
Special group rates available, please see the booking form for details.
Included: Transportation from Marrakech Official mountain guide Accomodation as stated Good food during the Trek Mules Transport back to Marrakech
About your guide:
Houssine, Atlas Mountain guide, originally from a Berber area, he worked as a muleteer for a long time with individuals and groups. In 2000 he graduated from the “Royal Moroccan Federation of Skiing of and Mountaineering. In addition to his experience and knowledge in the Atlas Mountain, this diploma qualified him as a Mountain Guide, able to organize trips of all kinds around the Kingdom of Morocco for walkers & non-walkers. Houssine aims to introduce his own Berber culture to his costumers as an old culture in the North Africa. The large diversity of his products will satisfy travellers in spite of their different tastes and interests.holiday ways.
All deposits are completely non refundable. Cancellations within 14 days of the service start date are charged 50% of the balance outstanding. Cancellations within 7 days of the service start date are charged at 100% of the outstanding balance. No shows will be charged at 120% of the outstanding balance. In the event of an incident or event which prevents you from joining the tour or travelling, we are happy to work with you to provide you with confirmations for your insurance company. If you have any questions regarding this trek, please email email@example.com
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