The High Atlas, North Africa’s greatest mountain range, contains some of the most intriguing and beautiful regions of Morocco. A historical and physical barrier between the northern plains and the pre-Sahara, its Berber-populated valleys feel – and indeed are – very remote from the country’s mainstream or urban life.
Trekking in Atlas Mountains is very popular. The area is North Africa’s premier trekking destination; casual day-hikers and serious mountaineers alike will find appealing routes in the region, offering both staggering peaks (jebels) and well-trodden passes (tizis or, in French, cols). Just a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh is Toubkal National Park, home to the impressive Jebel Toubkal (4167m) and numerous villages that appear locked in time.
In addition to the highest peak, other worthy crests and hamlets can be reached with a trusted guide. Don’t forget to include trekking in Atlas Mountains in your itinerary.
Mud-thatched Berber villages and remote pinnacles aren’t the only draw here. The landscape varies from season to season: winter drops metres of snow that leads to gushing river valleys in spring; summer brings an unforgiving sun, while the autumnal sunlight brings the browns and reds of the peaks to life.
12 Days Trek in High Atlas Mountains
Day 1: Arrival day into Marrakech, rest in hotel: The trekking in Atlas Mountains
starts with arrival day to Menara airport and transfer to your hotel . Rest of day will be just relaxing and free time to explore city by yourself .Overnight in riad or Hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Ait Bougmez Valley:
transfer to Ait Bougmez valley via Azilal city. We will have stop in waterfalls of Ouzoud for beautiful visit then drive to Azilal for picnic lunch. night in guest house at Timmt village.5 hours of drive.
Day 3: hike from Timmit to Ikiss N’Arous:
trekking from Timmit village to Ikiss N’arous 2260m .today is wonderful hiking dayacross Berber villages and green fields of apples. Camping,5 hours of walk .
Day 4: hike to Tarkeddet plateau:
Trekking in Atlas Mountains includes full day walking to Tarkeddet plateau 2960m. After having breakfast , We take our way uphill to get the mountain pass which at 3400m and then walking downhill for an overnight in
camp .5 hours of walk .
Day 5: Climb Mgoun summit 4068M:
climbing the M’goun mountain 4068m is optional !!.The trail is easy at the beginning of walk but as long as you get closer to top the trail becomes more difficult and steep. When you are on first pass you will have 1
hour walk on edge moving slowly forward to the top. 8 hours of walk. Overnight in same camp.
Day 6: hike to Tasgayoualt village:
full day hiking to the beginning of Tassaout valley2000m ( Tasgayoualt village )via Asdram mountain pass.We are going have great walk throughout pastures of M’goun mountain and great views of the beautiful
Tassaout. Fantastic scenery of the area. Night in camp at Ait Ali N’Itto village, 6 hours of walk.
Day 7: hiking to Ait Ali N’itto in Tassaout valley:
lovely day hiking along Tassaout valley 2000m walking on water from time to time .this journey is great across the gorges and the several picturesque Berber villages. overnight in guest house . 7 hours of
Day 8: Vist megdez village and hike to Tagourt:
beautiful full day trek via an authentic Berber village of Megdaz which is one of the oldest Berber villages in Morocco.Its massive Kasbahs will give you an idea of the Real Berber architecture of the area. Then we continue our journey through colourful mountains. Overnight in camp in Tagourt village. 6 hours of walk.
Day 9: hiking to Tawdja pastures:
walking day to Taoudja pastures,today is just another splendid journey crossing grey atlas mountains and you are in nowhere in middle of the nature. Night in camp. 5 hours of walk.
Day 10: walking to Tamda lake:
fantastic walking day from Taoudja to Tamda lake, the hike today will take us through beautiful mountains. Overnight nearby this gorgeous lake.
Day 11: hiking journey to Tighza village:
Hiking to Tighza valley,relaxing afternoon in guest house.
Day 12: 2 hours of walk to Anmmeter and transfer to Marrakech.
Short walk to Anmmeter village and Transfer back to Marrakech, drop you off in your hotel in Marrakech new town.
Two people : 1095 € per person in private trek.
Four people: 1020 € per person.
What is Included:
Mountain guide who speaks English
Food during the days of the hike (breakfast, lunches, dinners)
Accommodation during the days of the hike (two nights in hotel, 8 nights in camping tents, 2 nights in guest house)
Two transfers (to starting point for hike, and transfer back to your accommodation after the hike finished)
What is not included?
Travel insurance, flights, drinks such as water, wine.
Tipping for local team ( guide, driver, muleteers), as you know tipping in Morocco is part of its culture everyone expects the tipping after the service.