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Trekking in atlas mountains

This trekking circuit will make you discover the landscapes of the Atlas mountains‚ while letting you meet the local populations by passing through several Berber villages and stopping at the inhabitants’.

You will sleep at host families or in tents throughout the trekking‚ except for the first and last night which are spent in a 4 stars hotel in Marrakech or in a riad.

Day 1 : Marrakesh - Arrival

Arrival at Marrakesh Menara airport - personal welcome and complimentary roses for the ladies‚ transfer to the hotel for Free optional dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 2: Boom Amezmiz - Aït Zitoun (5 hours walking)

Transfer by minibus to the boom Amezmiz‚ 35km further‚ close to the High Atlas Mountains. 

We visit the bazaars of Lalla Takerkoust. We meet our mule drivers and start our hiking by small hills around the lake‚ crossing farms set beside tiny fields of corn‚ maize and olive trees and Berber houses.

Day 3: Aït Zitoun - Tizgui - Aït Ahmed (5 hours and a half walking)

Start walking by the foothills of the high Atlas passing near the forest house of Tizgui village hanging at an impressive height of mountain 1600m of altitude. 

A panoramic view on the Haouz plain. AT the afternoon we continue on the mules tracks by a small pine forest to reach the Aït Ahmed village‚ camp (05 hours 30 minutes of walking). 

We start walking by the foothills of the high Atlas passing near the forest house of Tizgui village hanging at the impressive height of 1600m of altitude. We admire the panoramic seeing on the Haouz plain. In the afternoon we continue on the mule tracks by a small pine forezst‚ to reach the village of Aït Ahmed.

Day 4: Aït Ahmed - Imin Tala (6 hours walking)

A suitable track until Imin’Tala‚ overhanging Amezmiz river with villages of earth and stone: man has worked minor miracles to build terraces and irrigation channels in order to extract what he needs from nature live. 

Installation in a Berber house.

Day 5: Imin Tala - Tnirt (6 hours walking)

We cross the mountain pass of Jbel Allaghine at 1800m of altitude‚ by a small path in a spectacular pine forest‚ with a nice view on the snowing High Atlas summits. 

Down on the Azeghour village‚ after a small climb up we reach the village of Tnirt village. Installation in a camp.

Day 6: Tnirt - Imin Tala (5 hours and a half walking)

We take a small path to pass Tizi n’Fourna 2021m‚ the second highest point of the itinerary‚ then we walk down the Kettou village‚ where we meet warm Berber people.

We continue by side of AMezmiz river to return to Imin Tala village to discover the ways of Berber life in the village: traditional ways of working the earth‚ daily work of women and pastoral life.

 In the afternoon we enjoy a time of relaxation at the Hammam of the village‚ Fatima Berber house.

Day 6: Tnirt - Imin Tala (5 hours and a half walking)

We take a small path to pass Tizi n’Fourna 2021m‚ the second highest point of the itinerary‚ then we walk down the Kettou village‚ where we meet warm Berber people. 

We continue by side of AMezmiz river to return to Imin Tala village to discover the ways of Berber life in the village: traditional ways of working the earth‚ daily work of women and pastoral life. In the afternoon we enjoy a time of relaxation at the Hammam of the village‚ Fatima Berber house.

Day 7: Imin’ Tala - Aït Zitoun - Marrakech (5 hours walking)

For 5 hours we pass through villages by side of Amezmiz river in a mineral landscape to reach Aït Zitoun village. 

We get on our minibus and come back to Marrakech. Installation and optional dinner at the hotel.


 

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