Mount Toubkal National Park with mules (5 days)
We invite you to walk with us to discover the real life of Berber. Experience five days in the Berber villages. Depending on your pace, you will discover majestic mountains, rich culture, spectacular Berber villages and welcoming Berber people.
The Mount Toubkal and High Atlas in Morocco is mainly populated by Berbers Amazigh. Life is tough at altitude in extreme weather conditions.
In the High Atlas, which runs through Morocco in its width, mostly Amazigh Berbers live. At altitude, life is harsh and cold stunning. In small villages, Berber women weave traditional rugs, children play at the heart of these majestic mountains … Marrakesh is near and sunny, but the climate in the Moroccan High Atlas is different and life too!
Now, the Berbers and the Atlas has always been linked throughout history of North Africa, to the point that one wonders what it would be without the Atlas Berbers and Berbers without Atlas?
A rural mountain world and rich sense of identity is evoked by these two words: The Berbers and the Atlas, and the traveler or tourist visiting Morocco, and out of conventional circuits, often receives some or through parts of the Berber dancing or weaving rugs that are exposed in the souks of Moroccan cities. But Will under which unfolds everyday life? How do they live each day? Each season? What are the festive occasions? Their customs, their beliefs? This is what we will discover during our trekking.
Day One: Marrakech-Asni- Imioughlad – Col de Tacht – Tiziane (1950 m)
Departure at 8am by vehicle to the mountains of the Western High Atlas Mount Toubkal by the small mountain town Asni before arrival in the village Imi Oughlad where we meet our team Carriers, hiking start by a first climb that will lead us to Tacht Pass (2000m). A stop can appreciate a beautiful view of the village. We descend to source for lunch. Then we descend to the village of Tiziane located in a valley with many earth tones. Night at the lodge with the locals.
Day Two: Tiziane (1950m) – Téouti Col (2400m) – Tkent (2150 m)
We leave the village of Tiziane. We begin to climb in the shade of giant nut trees, and the sun will warm us before arrival at the collar. Then we cross a juniper forest before reaching the cervix Teouti -2400m. Assaka descent to where we take lunch. Then continues to the Tizgui, a unique village with its water mills and beautiful architecture. Night lodging with the locals/ 5:30 walk.
Day three: The Tkent Valley (2150m) – Tougdalt Col (2700m) – Tizi Oussem (250 m)
The start is at 8 am by a ravine at the foot of a peak of over 3600 meters. 1:30 climb by an easy path. Here is the domain of the shepherds, we encounter flocks and Berber shepherds. Since the neck of Tougdalt, there is a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks. Long descent by a juniper forest. Lunch in the shade of giant nut trees on the banks of the River Azaden. We are in the most beautiful valley of Mount Toubkal. In the afternoon, we continue to the village Tizi Oussem (2250m).
Day Four: Col de Tizi Oussem- Mzik (2450) -Imlil- Aremd
In the morning, a climb of 600 meters to reach the pass Mezzik (2450 m). Then descent to Aberdoune then Mzik Valley (1750 m). We descend to the beautiful valley of Imlil and its green valley landscape surrounded by orchards. Terrace to lunch under the tall trees of walnuts. Then we continue to the village Aremd where we spend our night with the locals.
Day Five: Imlil-Armed Mrabout-of-return Imlil- Chamharouche Tranfert in Marrakech
We follow the canals that irrigate the cultivated terraces between the magnificent villages clinging to the slopes of the northern side of the massif of Mount Toubkal, then by a mule track to arrive at the small village marabout Sidi Chamarouch. Beyond, towards the Mount Toubkal, and then we return to Imlil, after lunch, end of our hike, we let the mule and find the vehicle. Back in Marrakech.