Experience High Atlas mountains and Berber people culture! The Moroccan Atlas is a range of exceptional beauty and cultural interest and will reveal to you the unison in which local Berber people and nature live here. Experience the extraordinary hospitality of the local Berber people, the rich texture of North African life and the exotic allure of Marrakech, and you will find out why a growing number of trekkers are choosing this great range, which the ancient Greeks thought to be the home of Atlas! On this self guided trek you will have the chance to walk among a scenery and ambience that is quite different from the ones you have used to including the wild beaty of the High Atlas, the green terraced valleys and authentic Berber villages. As the treks are not long and difficult you will have a plenty of time to explore the villages, enjoy a glass of mint tea or just sit and enjoy the peaceful scenery. The walking takes you through Berber villages, like Imelil and Tamatert, with apple, peach & walnut trees bright with blossom in the spring and full of rural images of harvesting, threshing and irrigating unchanged for centuries at other times of the year.
Day 1. Arrival
Arrive to Marrakech airport and stay in Riad or Hotel.
Day 2. Marrakech - Imlil - Tachddirt
We meet our team and once all our baggage is loaded we start walking along the valley towards Tacheddirt. Soon the trail begins to rise as we climb up to the pass at Tizi n'Tamatert (2279m). We then descend to the pretty village of Ouaneskra and continue, for a further half-hour or so to Tacheddirt (3000m), where we generally camp near the river.or stay in local lodge.
Hiking time: 5 hours
Day 3. Tacheddirt - Azib Likemt
After early breakfast we start our first hard day ,when we go all the way up to one of the highest passes in Toubkal area, called Tizi Likemt 3555m,some nuts will be served on the top and trek down to the shelters of Likemnt where we set our camp.
Hiking time:6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 4. Azib Likemt - Tizi n'Ourai - Amsouzert
We walk along the Ourain river until the Ourain Pass 3100m ,very nice view from there over the villages of Amsouzert and also the Toubkal peak from the south face.trek down to Amsouzert, where we stay overnight in local house.
Hiking time:6-7 hours
Day 5. Amsouzert - Ifni Lake
Today is quit short walk of 4 hours passing by many villages in the way,to get to the beautiful lake that is surrounded by rocky mountains, we will be there by lunch time and spend afternoon on the board of the lake.
Day 6. Ifni Lake - Nelter Hut
Today, everyone will be ready early morning to start going up hill to the highest peak in Toubkal area 3660m,and then get down to the base camp of Toubkal peak 3207m.night in refuge or tents.
Hiking time:7 hours
Day 7. Mt. Toubkal Summit - Refuge9
We leave very early morning at about 5h30 or 6 ,to get to the highest peak in North Africa 4167m, very nice view over the atlas mountain chain and its berber village trek down slowly to refuge, 6 to 7 hours walk.+960m – 960m. after lunch trek down for another 3hours to Imlil and transfer to Marrakech.
Day 8. Transport to Airport
Travel back to the airport.