3 days Ourika valley trek

ATLAS MOUNTAINS OURIKA VALLEY TREK

3 Days / 2 Nights

Amazing trek across the two Berber valleys of the High Atlas Mountains leads from Imlil to Setti Fadma via Tizi n'Tacheddirt (3600m) and Ourika valley. The altitude allows great panoramic views over the Toubkal National Park. Walking along the ancient houses made of mud and stones catching the glimpse from the lives of locals. The valleys are linked by gorges and constant proves of human presence shaping the environment – terraced fields with vegetable, walnut trees and apple orchards belonging to every village. With a bit of luck, in the Setti Fadma region you can come across monkeys, which are currently on the verge of extinction.

Day 1Marrakech – Imlil – Tacheddirt

After a transfer to the village of Imlil (1740m) about 65 km south from Marrakech where our trek will start. Here we meet our mule team and set out on a two hour uphill hike to the tizi Tamatert (2279) to the large village of Tacheddirt (2314m) where we stop for the night. Approx. 4 hrs walking.

Day 2Tacheddirt – Timichi

There is some climbing today but this is largely a day of descent as we head down the valley towards Timichi. We start with a climb of about 2 hours up to 3200m before gradually descending for a further 2 hours towards Iabbassen (2030m), a favorite picnic spot. After lunch we continue along the valley to Timichi, an old Berber village where we spend the night in a Berber home. Approx. 5 to 6hrs walking.

Day 3Timichi – Setti Fatma – Marrakech

We set out after breakfast for a 3 to 4 hour descent to Setti Fatma. On the way we pass through terraced fields and orchards, irrigated by the many streams coming down from the mountains. Our trail takes us through the small Berber villages of Anfli and Tadrart before we stop for lunch just outside Setti Fatma. After lunch there is time to explore this well known Berber village or visit its waterfall before our transfer back to Marrakech or Imlil. Approx. 3 to 4hrs walking.

INCLUDED
  • English speaking guide
  • Cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage
  • All the meals during the trek
  • Mineral water + coffee and tea
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from and to Marrakech
  • Sleeping bags if needed
EXCLUDED
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
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