4 Days Hiking Ouirgane to Imlil from Marrakech

4 Days

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
around you.
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
experience.
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
around.

Trip Highlights

  • 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.

Itinerary

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.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the local family home.

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.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the Homestay

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.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the local family home.

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!

5 hours
Lunch

FAQs

What should I bring?

The temperatures are typically cold in the mornings/evenings (bring some warm clothes ), but can be very hot during the middle of the day ( shoes suitable for walking, and do not forget to bring sunglasses and sunscreen with you).

What is the accommodation like?

You’ll stay within a Berber homestay and the accommodation will be quite basic.

How much tip to expect?

For the guides, you can tip between 30£ to 50£ for the whole trip.
For porters, you may expect 10 to 15£ per porter.
For the cook around 15£
For drivers 10£.

NB: these amounts are approx but it is up to your satisfaction.

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4 Days Hiking Ouirgane to Imlil from Marrakech
Group Discount Available
From $130.00
/ Adult
  • A pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation in Marrakesh. If you stay in the medina, we’ll pick you up from the closest point that is accessible for vehicles.
  • You’ll stay within a Berber homestay or Camp depending on the season.
  • Vegeterian, Non Vegeterian and Vegan
  • English and French and local Berber
  • A local Guided
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