2 Days / 1 NightStart time
Start time: 0900h (09:00 am)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Your hotel in Marrakech. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
Your hotel in Marrakech
Travel from Marrakech through many little hamlets and Berber villages to the magnificent Western High Atlas Mountains. Trek past the villages of Taourirt, Targa and Imoula. Visit Aroumd, a village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley, overlooking ancient irrigated terraced fields of fruit trees and vegetables. Get a flavour of the local culture in Sidi Chamharouch, a Berber village with pisé homes built chaotically into one another.
Walk along winding mule tracks to the Tizi n’Tamatert and enjoy the amazing panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains, its peaks and valleys. Travel down to the Assif Imenane Valley, passing through several Berber hamlets and up to the Tizi Aguersiouâl and the village of Aguersiouâl.
Enjoy this tour through the Toubkal Valley and trek through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil - Aroumd - Sidi Chamharouch - Imlil
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 0900h (9am). Take an exhilarating drive south through the Moulay Brahim Gorges and the high valleys to the Berber town of Imlil (1740m), . Here we shall leave our vehicle to take a welcome glass of mint tea in our gîte d’étape prior to setting out for some 4km. towards the south to the Berber village of Aroumd (Aremd) (1843m).
Head south to the Berber village of Aroumd (1843m), passing the hamlets of Taourirt, Targa, and Imoula, up and down the stark slopes of the jagged Western High Atlas peaks. We shall stop at Aroumd to visit this rather singular village in the Assif Aït Mizane Valley. We then carry on for another 8km to the equally-quaint village of Sidi Chamharouch.
Enjoy a well earned break for a picnic, within full view of Jbel Toubkal, which, at 4167m is the highest peak in the Maghreb. Then begin your descent down the valley to Imlil and overnight in our Berber Gîte d’étape.
Day 2: Imlil - Tizi n’Tamatert - Ouaneskra - Imenane Valley - Tizi n’Aguersioual - Marrakech
We set out today towards the east, up winding mule tracks to the Tizi n’Tamatert (2269m) on our way to Tizi n’Ouaneskra (2100m). From here we can see Jbel Oukaïmeden and the beautiful encircled plateau.
Refreshed, we set off down to the Assif Imenane Valley, passing through several Berber hamlets and then up to the Tizi Aguersiouâl (1938m). To end the tour we follow winding mule tracks leading to the village of Aguersiouâl where we rejoin our vehicle at 1630h (4.30pm) to take us back to Marrakech.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Vegetarians need to pre-advise at time of reservation.
On all hikes over 24 hours hire of portaloo chemical toilet per day is 275 Moroccan Dirham
Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.
Breakfast on day 2 : includes mint tea, coffee, milk, bread, butter, jam, cheese, cereal
Field picnic lunch : includes fresh Moroccan salad, cheese, tinned tuna fish , mint tea, bread.
Dinner : includes Tajine (chicken or mutton), couscous or spaghetti, bread, coffee, mint tea, cake, fruit.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Smooth and comfortable transfer after a punctual (actually early) collection. The guides spoke good English and led at an appropriate rate. Hotel was clean though noting...Dr Andrew Cox, United Kingdom, 22/Apr/2014
We travelled as a couple and all arrangements were clear and easy to follow. The transfer was quick and the walking was excellent as was Mohammad, our guide. He was...Dean N Oestel, United Kingdom, 02/Apr/2013
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