Atlas Mountains Hard Walk
The High Atlas is North Africa’s greatest mountain range. Populated by Berber tribesmen, it has always been an area culturally removed from the rest of Morocco, A barrier between the northern plains and the pre-Sahara.
Today we drive to the village of Imlil, sitting in the foothills of the Toubkal Massif.
Today are free to take advantage of optional walks available to Imane and Imlil villages, in the company of a local guide. The Toubkal Massif is an area surrounding the highest peaks of the High Atlas range. Even limiting yourself to the lower slopes opens up a world of discovery.
Villages seem precariously balanced on the slopes, with houses seemingly growing from the very rocks. Mule tracks follow the very contours of the mountains and the unique flora and fauna of the region is available to even the most reluctant walkers.
|Costs per person
|All our treks include: A private Taxi from and to Marrakech, a local English speaking guide, a picnic Lunch.
HIGH ATLAS HARD WALK
Drive to Imlil this morning we leave the bright lights of Marrakesh behind and head into the Atlas Mountains to the small village of Imlil. Here where we start a Walk to Ikis and Amskere, via Tizi-n-Tamert This morning we walk to the pass of Tizi-n- Tamert (2200m), which is visible from the Imlil. This is easy walking along an old mine road that twists through small villages and the views from the top are stunning. The Imane and Ait Mizane Valleys are stretched out below us and Mount Oukaimeden towers above. Descending through meadows of lupins and conifers, we head for the hamlets of Ikis and Amskere where we stop for lunch before we return to Aguersioual via Tizi n’ Aguersioual route. This time through Taddart, following the course of the Stream and passing terraces and walnut groves on our way back to the Auberg Mt bleun where we return to Marrakesh for the evening. (Total walking approx 8-9 hrs). (Included meals: Picnic Lunch).