High Atlas Culture & Hiking

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Departs: September 01, 2017
  • Returns: September 06, 2016
  • Price: €510

During the eight-day hiking tour in the High Atlas, you will stay in simple Berber guesthouses, so you really get to know the life in the mountains.

  • You sleep in Berber Guesthouses (gîtes)
  • You walk from valley to valley and, on your way, you enjoy the beautiful colours and the fantastic views.
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Good to know

  • The walks are not heavy, but you walk in the mountains. The road goes gradually up and down.
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Day 1

Marrakech – transfer to walking area – start trek

At your hotel you will be picked up by the driver / guide who will take you to the starting point of your walking tour. Transfer to Setti Fatma about 1h30min, to Aguersioual about 1h15min. Once you leave the city, you’re already in a different world. Surrounded by the red colored mountains where it seems as if time has stood still. The everyday life here is still simple. At the start of your walk your attendant with his mule is ready for your luggage. Together you go out and you will be provided with meals during your walk.

Day 2

Hiking tour

On walking days you get up early. Especially in the summer when the temperature rises considerably during the day. You also have more time to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful mountains around you. Your supervisor prepares a picnic lunch on the way. You stay in simple Berber House or you go camping in the middle of nature. The hot meals are taken care of.

Easy variant: Walking Timichi – Oukaïmeden (2.600m) – via Ouatar (3.200m); about 6 hours walking

Hard variant: Walking Tachedirt – over Tizi Likemt (3.550m.) To bivouac under the Tizi-n-Ourrai (2.090m); about 8 hours walk.

Day 3

Hiking tour

On walking days you get up early. Especially in the summer when the temperature rises considerably during the day. You also have more time to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful mountains around you. Your supervisor prepares a picnic lunch on the way. You stay in simple Berber House or you go camping in the middle of nature. The hot meals are taken care of.

Easy variant: Walking Oukaïmeden – Tachedirt (2,400m); about 6 hours walking

Hard variant: Walking from bivouac Tizi-n-Ourrai – via Amsouzart (1,600m) to Lac d’Ifni (2.200m); about 7 hours walking

Day 4

Hiking tour

On walking days you get up early. Especially in the summer when the temperature rises considerably during the day. You also have more time to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful mountains around you. Your supervisor prepares a picnic lunch on the way. You stay in simple Berber House or you go camping in the middle of nature. The hot meals are taken care of.

Easy variant: Walking Tachedirt – Imsker (1,600m); about 5 hours walking.

Hard variant: Walking from Lac d’Ifni – over Tizi Ouanoums (3.600m) to bivouac at Neltner hut (3.200m); 6,5 hour walk.

Dag 5

Hiking tour

On walking days you get up early. Especially in the summer when the temperature rises considerably during the day. You also have more time to take it easy and enjoy the beautiful mountains around you. Your supervisor prepares a picnic lunch on the way. You stay in simple Berber House or you go camping in the middle of nature. The hot meals are taken care of.

Easy variant: Walking Imsker – Tizi Oussem (1.850m); about 6 hours walking

Hard variant: Walking from camp Neltner – via Tizi Tizi Tadat to Oussem (1.850m); 6,5 hour walk

Day 6

Hiking Imlil – transfer to Marrakech

One last for the pass Tizi Mezzik. Arrival in Imezane valley at the mountain village of Imlil. After lunch, the transport is ready to bring you back to Marrakech. At the afternoon, you can wander wander through the alleys of the medina to buy souvenirs in the souks (markets and shops).

Easy variant: Walking Tizi Oussem – Imlil (1.740m) about 5 hours walking + transfer to Marrakech (1h15min)

Hard variant: Walking Tizi Oussem – Imlil (1.740m) about 5 hours walking + transfer to Marrakech (1h15min)

Included:transfers from and to the airport;

  • fully organized trek including lodging and supervision by local guide and cook;
  • all meals during the trek;
  • night in Marrakech (2x) in a comfortable hotel in the medina; including breakfast.

Excluded:

  • gratuities, drinks, souvenirs. Lunch (1x) and dinner (2x) in Marrakech;
  • intercontinental flight to Marrakech; (look at flight booking)
  • (mandatory) travel and, possibly, cancellation insurance.