Trek the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and explore Marrakesh and Berber Villages.


The High Atlas Mountains are the most easily reached section of the Atlas Mountains and arguably the most spectacular, the High Atlas Mountains, are only a 2 hr drive from Marrakech centred around the trail head town of Imlil and peak of Toubkal. Our guide is primarily concerned with this area. The area can be reached in a (long) day trip from Marrakech. However given the 2 hr drive each way, we would rather recommend staying overnight. Multi-day treks are a wonderful way to experience the landscape and traditional Berber culture, or you can simply relax on the rooftop terrace of a charming mountain guesthouse and take in the views over a good book and a few gentle short walks.

Trekking itineraries options:

  • Option 1
  • Option 2
  • Option 3

Trekking for 4 Days 3 Nights:

Day 01: Airoport – Marrakech

Arrival, Transfer to the Hotel, Dinner and overnight at the Hotel or Ryad.

Day 02: Marrakech – Imlil – Pass Tamaterte – Tachedirte

Pick up from the hote l/ Riad in Marrakech and drive towards the Atlas Mountains, we start the trek from the Imlil 1740m, which is the starting point of all the treks around the High Atlas Mountains including Toubkal massif, after you meet the guide, multeers & the cook, head up Imnan valley via Tizi N’Tamaterte 2279m,lunch and then continue to Tachdirte (2300m) the last village of the valley, on the afternoon explore the berber culture and visit a berber house & also have a mint tea with the berber family.

Day 03: Tachedirte – Aâbassene – Timichi

After breakfast, trek up to Tizi n’Addi (2800m) beautiful view over Tizi Likemt (3600m) as wall the whole Imnane valley, walk another half hour to reach Oukaimeden, the ski station, visit of the rock carvings of the area, expressing the language of the ancestral berber population, lunch in the same place before continue towards Timishi village via Tizi n’Ouattar (3600m) & Ansa berber village, this is the start of Ourika valley, Overnight at the berber house in Timichi.

Day 04: Timichi – Setti Fatma – Marrakech

After breakfast we set out for a 5hrs trek eastwards down along the valley full of cornfields and orange groves, with many streams flowing down from the upper slopes, passing through the villages of Isghouarne, Tiwrdiw and Agadir n’Aït Boulmane to arrive at the end of the beautiful Ourika Valley proper and the renowned Berber village of Setti Fadma, with its ancient nut trees and waterfalls. Take lunch and then relaxe until the vehicle arrives to take you back to Marrakech.

Additional Information Inclusions

- breakfasts, all lunches and dinners
- comfortable accommodation in Marrakesh for 3 Days and 4 Days Options
- all transport by private vehicle
- kit bag including sleeping bag and 7cm foam sleeping mat
- Local Lodge and Guest Houses
- mineral water during trek
- mules to carry all personal and group equipment
- group leader, mule handlers, camp hands and kitchen staff
- all park entrance fees and trekking permits
- emergency medical kit

Trekking Toubkal Ascent in 2 Days.

Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil – Toubkal Refuge

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Marrakech, our driver will pick you up and take you to the heart of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, the trek starts from Imlil (1740m), a small Berber village located at 1740m above the sea level, at 67km on the south west of Marrakech, here you will meet the team who will accompany you during this amazing adventure, the driver will drop you off in the village, the muleteers will deal with your luggage, food & all other equipments that we usually provide for our clients, within half an hour you start the walk with an experienced mountain guide through the Berber villages following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine Sidi Chamhrouch (2500m) where you will have your picnic lunch prepared in advance by our cook, after lunch & a short break, continue towards the refuge (3200m), as the mules walks faster, the muleteers & cook, will pass over & will be waiting for you at the hut or camp, get a tasty mint tea upon arrival while you will enjoying the scenic Mountain surrounded the based camp. The hot shower is available to clean your body and be ready for the next day.Option: the night could be spent on the tent but in summer time.

Day 2: Toubkal refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil

Wake up early to avoid the sunny way, breakfast around 5.00am and start the ascent climb at 5.30am, each one of you may need to pack his own pack-lunch, step by step until you get to the point above the hut where you have a short break with nuts, water & oranges etc..After 3h/4h walking up the hill, you will be able to see all the high atlas mountains like a view from the air, stunning view of the green valleys & Berber villages, a break of 45min on the summit will allow to take pictures & enjoy the views before heading down to the hut, a diversify lunch will be ready for you there. After lunch you walk down hill towards Imlil by the same route but you have an option to stay on the hut 2nd night depending to your flight time & holiday schedule (to be informed in advance if needed).

Additional Information Inclusions

- breakfasts, all lunches and dinners
- comfortable accommodation in Marrakesh for 3 Days and 4 Days Options
- all transport by private vehicle
- kit bag including sleeping bag and 7cm foam sleeping mat
- Local Lodge and Guest Houses
- mineral water during trek
- mules to carry all personal and group equipment
- group leader, mule handlers, camp hands and kitchen staff
- all park entrance fees and trekking permits
- emergency medical kit

Trekking Toubkal in 3 Days.

Day 01: Marrakech – Imlil – Chamharouch

- Refuge Neltner 3207m At 8h00, Depart from Marrakech towards Imlil (1740m), point of departure for this trek to meet our team at 9h30 ( 1h30 driving) . Then start of walk toward the the base camp (3207) via the Marabout Sidi Chamharouch, picnic lunch on the route just near the river. On arrival rest, eat and spend the night ( we bring our cook and many of the Kasbah’s conforts, set up by and advance party. 5h walking.

Day 02: Refuge Neltner – Toubkal 4167m – Imlil 1740m

Get up early at 4h00 in the morning, take a hearly breakfast, begin the ascension of the summit (4167m), setting in the top for ½ h , Then Back down to base for lunch, before coming back to imlil where you will spend the last night of the trip.6h walking.

Day 03: Imlil – Marrakech

Late breakfast at 8h30 or 9h00, departure for a Short walk around the Berber villages in Imlil, back to Marrakech.

Day 04: Marrakech – Airoport

We ensure a transfer and assistance with formalities at Menara airport, the schedules of your flight should allow it this time

Additional Information Inclusions

- breakfasts, all lunches and dinners
- comfortable accommodation in Marrakesh for 3 Days and 4 Days Options
- all transport by private vehicle
- kit bag including sleeping bag and 7cm foam sleeping mat
- Local Lodge and Guest Houses
- mineral water during trek
- mules to carry all personal and group equipment
- group leader, mule handlers, camp hands and kitchen staff
- all park entrance fees and trekking permits
- emergency medical kit

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