Berber Villages & Toubkal ascent – Marrakech city 10days
Day 1: Home – CMN airport Casablanca – Marrakech
Welcome by our team, transfer for 3 hrs to Marrakech by the highway. Night in a local guest house in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech – Imi Oughlad (1400m) – Tiz n’Techt (2100m) – Tizi Oussem (1750m):
Awaking early and refreshed, after an early breakfast we leave bustling Marrakech in our own private transport for a 1.5hr journey to Imi Oughlad, a small Berber village where we meet our cook, muleteers and mules. They will accompany us on our adventure which really starts here, at the gateway to the High Atlas Mountains and surrounding valleys. We trek over our first mountain pass, Tizi n’Techt into the adjoining Eastern Valley. After a couple of hours steady ascent we summit the pass and enjoy our first Moroccan trek lunch and continue South, passing through 3 villages and exploring this fantastic valley of Azzaden ,Tizi Oussem one of the highest villages in the valley is a small village, where we rest overnight in our first traditional Berber accommodation. You will have free time in the afternoon to visit a real Berber house & a local primary school. 5 hours trek
Day 3: Tizi Oussem village (1800m) – M’zik pass (2500m) – Imlil village (1800m):
The next morning we continue up this valley to enjoying marvellous views of remote shepherd homesteads & arrive at the head of the valley to witness fantastic waterfalls (the Casdades d’Irhoulidene) beyond the last pasture in the valley, where we enjoy a well break. We return part way down the valley & steadily ascend up to another mountain pass, Tizi Mzik (2,489m), benefitting from fantastic views where we cross back over into the main Asni Valley, and descend down towards Imlil ( another Berber village) with views across to Jebel (Mount) Oukiemaden and its surrounding peaks. We reach the village of Imlil and enjoy a well earned meal and night’s rest. The rest of the day will be free, to visit the local market of the Town. Night at the Riad (local guest house) 5 hours trek.
Day 4: Armed village(1800m) – Sidi Chamharouch Shrine – Toubkal Refuge (3200m):
We trek up from Imlil (1,800m), crossing the valley floor and ascending the valley side, arriving at Sidi Chamharouch one of the famous holy shrines in Morocco, stop for a traditional Berber Whisky- (Mint Tea) (2,350m). Refreshed, we continue ascending along a new, hanging valley and after a couple of hours catch our first glimpse of our target, the Neltner Mountain Refuge at 3,207m. This is our ‘Base Camp’ for the next 2 nights. 5 hours trek
Day 5: Toubkal summit (4167m):
Summit Day! WE take an early breakfast and set off on our ‘Summit Day’ Jebel Toubkal- 4, 167m. It’s ne easy start, we need to ascend the steep main valley side, but taking it nice and easy, the ground levels out somewhat, and we continue our gradual ascent.. After about 4 hours we make it! What a feeling, and what magnificent views!! After due celebrations, photos, and well earnt rest and picnic we return to Base Camp in our refuge for lunch and waiting for the sunset and enjoying the silence of the mountains and choughs Birds songs. Night at the refuge
Day 6: Toubkal Refuge(3200m) – Ouanoukrim summit (4089m) – Imlil (1740m)
After Breakfast we start our climbing at 7 am heading the second highest peak in the western high Atlas Mountains. Over view from Tizi Ouagan (3735m) to the Anti Atlas Mountains in the south west of Morocco, Aguendiss valley and Souss Plaines. Arrival to the summit of Ounoukrime an amazing views of different valleys and peaks have a snack and comeback down with an option of climbing Tizi Ouanoums pass to see Ifni Lake, to the Mouflon refuge for lunch and going down heading Imlil village for the night.
Day 7: Imlil (1800m) – Tamatert pass (2280m) – Tineghrine (1600m):
After breakfast we leave Armed walking down to Imlil, then We trek over Tamatert pass to Imnane valley. From here there are incredible panoramas across the High Atlas at every turn. Slowly descend to Imnan valley. Overnight in local Lodge at Tinerhourhine village. Today afternoon it’s for meeting some Berber women to learn how to make (weave) carpets, in one of the local houses. At the night we will cock some Michwi and last party in the Atlas Mountains. 5 hours trek.
After breakfast we walk down following Imnane Valley, and passing through several Berber villages Ikkis, Amssakrou and Imsker. We trek over a small pass Tizi n’lbour to reach Imi Oughlad. After lunch we continue on by private vehicle to your hotel in Marrakech. A good nights rest. 6 hours trek.
Day 9 : Marrakech ( city visit half day)
This day is for the exploration of Marrakech. First you will start with the famous and the UNESCO heritage site of Jamma Lfna,Alkotoubia mosque. Then walk to visit the oldest places in the city,the bahia and baddi palaces. also you will visit an old medrassa called Iben yossef. Marrakech also is known with its traditional souks, that look like a web. Lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch you will see the botanical garden, the Majorelle garden. And after that it will be a free time for you to wander by yourself. Over night in the same Riad
Transfer to the airport depend the flight time