Explore the remote and beautiful landscapes of the Atlas Mountains with the support of an experienced local guiding team. You'll spend each day trekking along cascading streams, ascending mountainsides, visiting Berber villages, and enjoying awesome views of Mount Toubkal, the highest mountain in Northern Africa. Your hassle-free adventure in includes:
- 4 days trekking in the beautiful Atlas mountains
- Views of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa
- Experienced English speaking Berber mountain guide
- 3 nights in gites (Berber homes)
- Mules to carry your luggage
- Full board and a skilled cook to prepare hot meals
- Private transfers to and from Marrakech
Active travellers who love to get out of the city and into the mountains and adventurers who want to experience traditional Berber culture. The tour will have you trek the famous Atlas Mountains but not climb the high peaks. No technical skill required.
Day 1: Arrival in Marrakech, then hike from Imi Oughlad to Tiziane
You will be picked up early in Marrakech and driven 1 ½ hours away to the trailhead in Imi Oughlad (1450m). Meet your support team and begin your Atlas adventure.
The first 2 ½ hours of hiking climb through agricultural lands and forests along dirt mule tracks.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at 2000m while resting in the shade, then continue a further 2 ½ hours to the picturesque red clay village of Tiziane (1750m) where you’ll indulge in a delicious Moroccan dinner in a local gite.
4-5 hours of walking
Day 2: Hike from Tiziane to D’knt
The morning’s trek will take you up through walnut and cherry groves to the refreshing Assaka Spring where you will relax over a picnic lunch.
In the afternoon gently descend for 2 ½ hours along the forest edge to the traditional Berber village D’knt or nearby Agouns n Assol (1870m) for a hot meal in another gite.
5 hours of walking
Day 3: Hike from D’knt to Tamsoult
A 3-hour walk through walnut groves ends at a small spring for a picnic lunch (1850m). On the way you will pass shepherds and goatherds tending their flocks, and Berber women and children carrying loads of firewood and herbs on their backs in the traditional way.
Once rested, continue on another 3 hours to scenic Tamsoult (1850m) for you're last night in a gite. The steep, stacked agricultural terraces you’ll pass on the way are sure to amaze!
6 hours of walking
Day 4: Hike from Tamsoult to Imlil, return to Marrakech
Start the day with a quick and scenic side trip to a nearby waterfall, then continue up and over to Tizi n Mzik pass. At 2000m, this is the highest point of the trek!
Enjoy the incredible views, then descend through a shady valley full of juniper and pine to the town of Imlil. Eat lunch there while admiring views of majestic Mount Toubkal.
Say farewell to your guide and team in Imlil and relax as the shuttle drives you back to Marrakech.
5 hours of walking
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Nights will be spent in local Berber homes known at gites. Toilets are basic. As an alternative, camping can be arranged in the summer months. Inquire for details.
If you add accommodation In Marrakech, you will be staying in beautiful riad accommodation, most likely Riad Boussa or Riad Dar el Souk. Riads are traditional Moroccan houses with an interior garden or courtyard. For an authentic experience, these are the best places to stay in Marrakesh. The exact riad you stay in will be confirmed nearer the time based on availability and group size. All are chosen for their excellent reputation, location, beautiful decor and welcoming service.
Located an hour and a half due south of Marrakech, Mount Toubkal is the highest mountain in North Africa and the crowning gem of the Atlas Mountains. The surrounding terrain is dramatic, rugged, and very scenic. Snow often remains on the high peaks year round, providing a stark contrast to the surrounding desert.
The valleys leading up to the peak are lush and green with agricultural fields and terraces fed by fresh snowmelt. If you’re lucky you may see a herd of Barbary sheep, or spot a Lammergeier or Booted Eagle soaring overhead! Vibrant and bustling Berber villages lie nestled in the valleys, and the friendly locals are full of smiles.
Your Accommodation 08:30 or Marrakech Airport - 10:00
Your adventure begins at your accommodation in Marrakech at 08:30 or at Marrakech Airport (RAK) at 10:00. Your guide and driver will be waiting for you in your riad reception or the arrivals area.
Marrakech Airport 16:30 or Central Marrakech 17:30
At the end of your adventure, you will be picked up from your accommodation and dropped back at Marrakech airport in time to meet your return flight. You’re free to book any flight. Alternatively, if you're staying another night, you can be dropped off at your accommodation in the city centre.
If you’re arriving in Marrakech early or departing later your host can arrange extra nights of accommodation, simply request this when booking.
Dates & Prices
Bespoke trips only
There are currently no planned group departures. Please contact this host to request a quote for a custom trip.
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