4 Days Trek to the Atlas Mountains Berber Villages
During the Berber Village Experience you will spend 4 days with the Berber people of the Atlas Mountains. Your journey will start in the beautiful Imnan Valley, with its terraces and small towns set into the hillsides.
While following the gorges to the Tacht Pass (220m) you will go through the red villages of Imsker, eventually reaching the wonderful Azzenden Valley, covered with snow and facing the mighty Atlas Mountain chain. The amazing Tamsoult waterfall will give you a photo opportunity, should you want it, on your way to the Imlil Valley, where you will stay the night in local gites (if it is summer or warm enough, you may spend the night in a tent)
Accommodation : will be in Guest houses in High Atlas Mountains
START POINT / FINISH POINT : we will start from Marrakech and we finish in Marrakech
Imlil – Tizi n’Tamaterte – Tachdirt
The first day of the Berber Village Experience Trek can be up to 6 hours long. The starting point is Imlil and you will start by heading toward the Imnan Valley, eventually arriving at Tizi N’tamater at 2300m, to have lunch, before you pick up the trail again to get to Tachdirt, where you can spend the night in a guest house.
Tachdirt - Imsker
Setting off in the morning from Tachdirt, you and your group will head to the red village at Imsker, passing many other settlements on your way through the Imnan Valley. The night will be spent in gites (a French term for houses owned by the locals) and the major portion of day should be about 5-6 hours trekking.
Imsker - Tizi Oussem via Tizi n' Libour Pass
6-7 ours of trekking through the mountains will take you across the Imlil Valley and all the way up the Tizi N’Tacht (2100m) from where you will see the amazing Azzenden Valley. Here you will have lunch, followed by continuing your trek toward Tizi Oussem where you will spend the night in gites. Tizi Oussem also has hamam, a local variety of steam bath which you can use if you like.
Tizi Oussem - Imlil
On the final day, your trek will last around 5-6 hours. You will head toward Imlil via the largest most beautiful waterfall in the region, before meeting your supply mule in Tizi Mizzik at 2500m. After lunch, you will trek down to the Imlil where your journey will end.and transfer you back to Marrakech
Transfers from and to your hotel
English, French speaking tour leader
Mules to carry your luggage during days of the trek
All meals during your trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Personal travel insurance
- 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