Trekking Atlas Mountains,
Do you want to enjoy hiking in the spectacular High Atlas Mountains without the exhaustion of climbing to the top? Search no longer: this 3-day trekking around Mount Toubkal might be precisely what you are looking for.
The trek involves less steep climbing but stunning views. You will hike around Mount Toubkal
through the green valleys and traditional Berber villages. An excellent way to explore the High
Atlas Mountains and get a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Meanwhile, you enjoy the panoramic views you will learn all about the brown clay houses and terraced crops enabling the Berbers to live self-sufficiently.
The hiking trip includes pick-up and drop-off from Marrakesh. You will explore the beautiful trails
through the valleys of the Trekking Atlas Mountains and be accompanied by a local Berber guide who takes care of the route and logistics.
- A 3-day hike with a limited amount of climbing. We explore the valleys around Mount Toubkhal, enjoying panoramic views of Morocco’s highest peak.
- As you pass a considerable number of Berber villages on the way, you will have a cultural experience offering insights into the local traditions and lifestyle.
- A hike past the pilgrimage called Sidi Chamharouch
- Professional guidance and a mule carrying your luggage.
Around 8 in the morning, you will depart from your accommodation in Marrakesh to start your outdoor adventure. In Imin Oughlad, you will meet your Berber hiking guide and load your luggage onto a mule. From here, we set off on a small path leading you through a forest of Jupiter trees and holm oaks to the collar of Tizi n Tachte. At an altitude of 2000 meters, you will enjoy the views of the Azzaden valleys before descending. Time for a lunch picnic and a well-deserved rest. After the mountain tajine, we continue our way. Crossing serval Berber villages, we arrive in Tizi Oussem, where you will enjoy dinner and spend the night in a traditional house.
Today you will wake up with a real Berber breakfast, including homemade bread, olive oil, and some Moroccan tea. After, we start hiking with a small path that climbs to the mountain called Tizi Mzik, at a 2400-meter altitude. Here you will have a great view of the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. After lunch, we descend to the village Imlil, a place attracting many trekkers that will submit Mount Toubkal. We will spend the night here in a cottage. After the 5 hours of hiking today, you will still have some energy left to explore the little village and mingle with its inhabitants.
Today we’ll walk along with other hikers that will try and summit Mount Toubkal. We, however, have another destination: the Marabou called Sidi Chamharouch, an old mosque high up in the mountains. Local people come here daily to offer animals for healing health problems, exorcising spirits, or wishing good luck.
After this, we picnic for lunch under the 100-year-old walnut trees. After enjoying some last panoramic views of the highest peaks in the Atlas Mountains, we will return to Imlil, where the vehicle is waiting to ring you back to Marrakesh.