Hiking from Ouirgane to Imlil 4 Days
Are you looking for a great outdoor adventure in Morocco, away from the touristy climb of Mount Toubkal? Then hiking in the Ouirgane Valley might be interesting to you.
In 4 days, you will hike from one incredible view to the other. The Ouirgane Valley is less well
known by the bigger crowd, and therefore the trails are much quieter. Time to enjoy the sounds of
nature and the peaceful atmosphere. Meanwhile, you want stunning views of the mountain peaks
On your way, you will pass various traditional Berber villages, giving a good insight into the local
lifestyle in the mountains. Berbers will welcome you into clay houses for lunch and the night.
Therefore the trekking combines stunning views of the Atlas Mountains with a great cultural
The hiking trip includes pick-up and drop-off from Marrakesh. You will explore the beautiful trails
in the company of a local Berber guide taking care of the route and logistics. The initial route starts
in Ouirgane and goes to Imlil, though when preferred, you can also hike this trail the other way
- A 4-day hike with a limited amount of climbing. We explore the Ouirgane Valley, offering stunning views and non-crowded trails.
- As you will sleep in local Berber houses, you will have a great cultural experience offering insights into the local traditions and lifestyle.
- Professional guidance and a mule carrying your luggage.
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Your Berber hiking guide and mule are waiting for you! The hiking trip will start with a trail leading through various landscapes: green trees and red cliffs, and in the background, you will find the white mountain peaks. Halfway through the day, we will make a stop for a lunch picnic. Time for a good tajine in the mountains and some Moroccan tea. After, we’ll continue our way to the Berber village of Assif Izagzaoun. Here you will spend the night in a traditional Berber house on the hilltop.
Your day will start with a Berber breakfast, including homemade bread, olive oil, and of course, some Moroccan tea. Great fuel for a great day of hiking! Today we will the summit of Mount Assaka (2200 meters) and then make our way down towards the Goudafa valley. On our way, we have a picnic again for lunch. The night you will spend again in a local Berber house, this time in the village called Tigzui.
After another Berber breakfast, we will continue our way to Tizi Oussem. The trail that leads us to the Tougdalt passes at 2800 meters altitude. This peak also is called ‘the Mount of Winds.’ A bit of climbing, but definitely worth the views from the top! Our way continues through a forest of Jupiter trees which gives us a chance to see the Berber nomads. These have left their families to spend the summer away from home to feed their animals in the valleys of the Atlas Mountains. The day ends in the village called Tizi Oussem, where we will spend the night on a gite.
Another day starts with a traditional Berber breakfast. After we are all fueled up for our last day of hiking, we will start our way to the waterfalls of Tamsoult. This also is the place where we will have a lunch picnic. Let’s enjoy some tajine in the mountains again!