Day 1: Marrakech – Ijoukak (N’fiss valley – Ait Moussa village (Aggandis valley)
Pick up from your accommodation, then a Transfer to Agandis valley nearby Ijoukak area along the N’fis valley; where we will meet up with our trekking crew and departure to Ait Moussa village, crossing several villages along the Rural Agandis valley, such as (Tijghijt, Tazgart etc). Dinner and overnight in a Berber house, 5 hours walking.
Day 2: Ait Moussa village - Timdodin pass 2600m – Amslan valley
After breakfast, we begin our trek toward Amslan valley passing by the pass of Timdodin 2600m, where we will stop to take some beautiful pictures over the two valley (Agandis & Amslan valleys), then down to the valley of Amslan with its beautiful Berber villages, dinner and overnight in a Berber house with a local Berber family where we will enjoy a delicious homemade dinner.
Day 3: Amslan valley – Tizgi village (D’kant valley) - Assif Zagzawn valley
After a hearty breakfast, we start our walk towards Assif Zagzawn, passing by the authentic valley of D’kant where we will have lunch or a cop of mint-tea in Houssien’s House, (a Berber man who lived there with his wife for many years), then we ascend toward the valley of Assif Zagzawn, via the pass of Tizi N’tououtit 2500m overnight in a Berber house, 6 hours walk.
Day 4: Assif Zagzawn – Ouirgan national park – Marigh village
After breakfast we live Assif Zagzawn and walk toward the Ouirgan National park, by crossing the villages of Tikhfist, Anraz etc. We have a chance to stop for lunch in one of the villages. And also an opportunity to visit the salt mines of Marigha, which will be the highlight of the walk. Dinner and overnight in a home stay, at the village of Tinzart, 6 hours walking.
Day 5: Tinzart – Lbour pass 1900m – Tagadirt Ait Ali village – Imsker village
this morning we climb up to Lbor N’tizi pass 1900m, and then a downhill walk through the beautiful forest among the juniper and oak trees to the village of Tagadirt N’ait Ali and then to Imighlad where we will stop for lunch, before we head to the Berber village of I Imsker via the Mountain pass of Tizi N’lbour .
Overnight in a local Berber Gite
Day 6: Imsker village Imnan valley - Oussertek Valley - Tinoughar - Tidli - Agadir village
After a hearty breakfast we head northward across the Imnan Valley then ascend up through rocky paths and juniper trees to the Berber villages of Tinoughar, Tidli and finally to the Berber village of Agadir where we will spend the night in a family run gite.
Day 7: Agadir - Gliz village (oussertek valley) - Tizi n´Taratine - Amsakrou - Tinerhourhine (Tashdirt valley)
This is an impressive place to start your day, the views down the valley from this location are outstanding, with terraced fields of barley and corn, fruit trees and vegetables, every accessible part of the mountainsides has been cultivated to feed this remote group of villages. The rich earth contrasts with the lush greens, and the surrounding mountains. We continue our trek up to the village of Gliz and from there, over the pass of Tizi n´Taratine 2200m. After a well needed lunch break; we trek down to the Imenane Valley and the village of Tinerhourhine for the nights’ accommodation.
Day 8: Tinerhourhine - Tizi n´Tamatert 2300m- Armed village
You will have seen your zigzag route for this morning as you descended to the valley yesterday. It is a slow climb up the 300 metres to the pass of Tizi n´Tamatert, but the views make it worth the effort, plus the option to have freshly squeezed orange juice at the pass. We trek down through the trees and have lunch in a shady spot before we carry on to the village of Armed where you will spend the night in a Berber Gite.
Day 9: Armed village Imlil valley - Toubkal refuge 3207m
After a hearty breakfast we will set off for a 6 hours walk towards the Toubkal refuge passing by the Shrine of Sidi Chamharouch where we will stop for lunch, before we continue to the refuge where we will spend the night.
Day 10: Refuge - Toubkal summit - Imlil - Marrakech
The next day starts with an early wake up to escape from the full power of the Sun. Breakfast is served around 5:00 am. We will begin the ascent climb at 5:30 am. In the middle of our climb we will stop for a short break with some refreshments – water, oranges and nuts. After walking uphill for some 3-4 hours, we will be able to enjoy a picturesque view of all the High Atlas Mountains, valleys and Berber villages. When reaching the summit, we will have a break of 45 minutes to take pictures and enjoy the magnificent view. Afterwards we will return back to the refuge where we will have lunch and then continue our walk back to Imlil valley where we will meet with the driver who will take you back to Marrakech, there is an option of spending a night in Imlil instead of Marrakech.
What’s including on the trek:
Walking length: Minimum 5 to 6 hours - Maximum 11 hours on the last day