Explore the Berber Villages in Atlas Mountains - 8 Days

Code: 8EXPLORE
8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
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Tour Overview

During this trek you will live for 6 days with local people, see their daily life and, of course, spend nights in their welcoming houses. Experience the beauty of Berber villages and valleys of the Atlas Mountain in the Toubkal region with varied and picturesque scenery, lofty passes, non-technical peaks and the guarantee of a cheerful welcome from the Berber people. You will find on your adventure that the Berbers also known as the Amazigh predate the arrival of the Arabs and Islam. Berber cuisine is very healthy and features many different breads, soups and dishes that include a lot of barley and couscous. Their food has developed, along with their culture in the Atlas Mountains that they live in. It is therefore well suited to long journeys, treks and adventures in the Toubkal National Park and many Berbers live well into their 90's. The Berber family unit is often large and shares the same living space. The typical Berber home is made from pise, a combination of stone and mud, that has served them and their mountain lives well over the centuries. You will see many different examples of this method of building houses on your travels. There are many colonial influences in Berber culture, particularly in their language. You can find French, Spanish and English words every day usage.

Remember that all treks can be changed to suit you and your needs. Contact Brahim and Mohamed for more details.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION From Airport or Your Hotel/Riad
DEPARTURE TIME At 9h AM from the Hotel/Riad
INCLUDED
Transport pick us from Marrakech and get us back to Marrakech.
Accommodations ( Type of Accommodation )
• All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Mules to carry your luggage during days of the trek

English French speaking guide / Local Guide
NOT INCLUDED
Travel Inssurance
Guide gratuity

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Day 1: Marrakech – Hotel

we will meet you in the airport and transfer you to Accommodation in Marrakech about 30 minutes , in this arrival day no activities are planed, So we will have just dinner together and discuss the first days of our trip.

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Day 2: Marrakech - Amssakrou village

You will be heading to Toubkal and meeting your mules today. You will then be heading to the Amssakrou River, before bivouacking at 1500m. The entire day will involve around 3 hours of walking.

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Day 3 & Day 4: Amssakrou - Imnan Vallley - Ikis - Tameguiste - Tachdirt

Days 3 and 4 will be spent heading along the Imnan Valley and exploring the villages of Amssakrou, Ikis, Tameguiste and Tachdirt. You will meet the friendly inhabitants and start to see how the Berbers live their lives.

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Day 5: Tachdirt - Tamaterte Pass - Imlil Valley - Aremd

Day 5 will see you crossing the Tamaterte Pass at 2279m before heading into the Imlil Valley (1750m) before spending the night in the village of Aremd, in a local guest house at 1950m. In total, it should involve around 5 hours of walking.

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Day 6: Aremd - Tizi Mzzik - Assif N'Azadene

Today's journey will have some beautiful views. After heading along a mule path, you will join the Tizi Mzik at about 2490m and catch a glimpse of the snow-covered Tazarat Plateau and its villages with hanging terrace gardens set into the hillsides. After 4 hours travelling, the day will be spent in the valley of Assif N'Azadene..

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Day 7: Assif N'Azadene - Imi Oughlad - Marrakech

You will head along a small pass that takes you to the village of Imi Oughlade, unfortunately leaving behind the Azzadene Valley, one of the most beautiful spaces in the High Atlas. Upon arrival in Imi Oughlade, you will find private vehicles for you and your party, that will then take you all of the way to Marrakech.

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Day 8: Marrakech - Airport

This Trek through High Atlas Mountains in Morocco comes to an end today. There are no activities planned and you are free to leave at any time the trip ends after breakfast. those on the group flights will be taken to the airport in time for their flight home. Explore Marrakech if you have time before your flight. the best place to get a view over the square are the la Grand B Balcony du Cafe Glacier or cafe de france. you have to buy a drink. but at MAD 20 its' worth it for a great view.

Highlights

  • Ride in high Atlas Mountains
  • Conquer challenging climbs and exciting descents
  • Pedal through remote villages and the rugged Atlas Mountains of Morocco
  • Ride through many berber villages in Toubkal National Park.
  • Explore berber villages in Toubkal Nation Park.

Tour Price

  • Group 2 people : 390€/person
  • Group 3 people : 385€/person
  • Group 4 - 7 people : 380€/person
  • Group 8 - 12 people : 380€/person.

What to Take

  • We recommend packing the following items:
  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
  • Day sack/backpack
  • Head torch / headlamp
  • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended