This is a fantastic 5 day trek starting from Imlil at the foot of North Africa´s highest peaks. 6 days with 1 night in Imlil, 3 nights in mountain gites and 1 night camping. This trekking adventure is best done between May and October when the nights are suitable for wild camps. Summers in the city can be very hot, so an escapade to the cooler mountain valleys and passes will give you a wonderful holiday experience in this region of Morocco.
This 5 star 5 day trek takes you into the heart of Berber country, where life remains largely unchanged for centuries. Here you can discover a genuine hospitality and warmth from the locals as they go about their daily work. Terraced plots are tended, sheep, goats and the precious cow are cared for and children dip and dive in any small pool they can find to play in.
Day 1: Marrakech Arrival - Asni - Imlil
Arrival in Marrakech and airport transfers to your accommodation in Imlil or one of the surrounding villages.
Day 2: Imi Oughlad - Imenane Valley - Tidli
Transfer to the start point at 09.00am in Imi Oughlad 1450m: which is in the Imlil Valley, meet the guides and pack the mules. We cross the Imlil Valley and ascend to Tizi el Bour, affording superb views across to Berber Villages. Descend to Imenane Valley and a picnic lunch by the river, ascend through juniper trees, rocky paths and Berber villages to Tidli Villages for the first night 2400m. Gite accommodation. Arrival approx. 16.00h. Welcome tea, refresh and dinner in the evening.
Day 3: Tidli - Oukaimeden - Campsite
After a hearty breakfast, an early start: 08.00am. We continue to ascend to Tizi n´Oukaimeden at 2680 metres, with amazing views across to the Toubkal and Ouanoukrim peaks. Descend from the pass to the alpine village of Oukaimeden and have lunch near the lake. Possibility to view some of the rock art in this area. After lunch, we continue our trek along Assif Tiferguine to our campsite at Azib Tiferguine. Approx. 7 hours of trekking.
Day 4: Campsite - Tizi n´Ouhattar - Iabassene
After breakfast we continue our adventure and trek up to Tizi n´Ouhattar at 3160m. Descending then near to remote Berber villages for our delicious picnic lunch. In the afternoon following the trail we trek around the head of the Ourika Valley to Iabassene for the night in a local gite. Approx. 7 hours of trekking.
Day 5: Iabassene - Tacheddirt - Ouaneskra
Make sure you fuel up well at breakfast for today’s challenge: up to Tizi n´Tacheddirt at 3230m. The incredible views make it all worth it! The trek descend into Tacheddirt Valley where we will have lunch before continuing along the valley, passing many Berber villages to our accommodation in Ouaneskra.
Day 6: Ouaneskra - Aguersioual - Marrakech
Rested and fuelled again, we follow the Imenane valley, through villages, along the river and ascend to Tizi n´Aguersioual, an amazing view point! We descend then to the Imlil River and have lunch in Aguersioual by the river. Here you say goodbye to your Mule Team and Guide. The transfer vehicles will be waiting there to take you to your accommodation in Marrakech.